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Cherry Cheesecake Monkey Bread

This cherry cheesecake monkey bread is so easy to make with cinnamon rolls and tastes just amazing! It’s a perfect treat for breakfast or dessert and it’s a very simple bundt cake to make for any occasion. Using your favorite pie filling like cherry or blueberry you can make monkey bread at home too!

cherry cheesecake monkey bread

With just literally 4 ingredients you can whip this cherry cheesecake monkey bread together. It’s ooey gooey warm right out of the oven in just 30 minutes. We love monkey bread of any kind. It is just so simple to make that there is no need to buy it from the store. A perfect size for all 5 of us and pretty if you want to bring a dessert or brunch to someone else’s house. Great with blueberry pie filling too….it’s very versatile.  (originally published 5/17)

I made something similar years ago using some of the same ingredients when I made these cherry cheesecake egg rolls. They were so good I thought of it again but with a different twist.

Cheesecake monkey bread

  1. You’ll use just 2 cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls, not Grands but the normal sizes
  2. 1 can cherry pie filling – or other flavor can be used to fold inside and on top
  3. Cream cheese should be room temperature so it is easier to blend
  4. Marshmallow creme
  5. Bundt cake pan is what I used, cooks better in this vs. a square pan

I got this idea after buying something similar at Schatt’s Bakery in Bishop, Ca. If you have ever driven to Mammoth you MUST stop here and get some treats. It is a small but very popular bakery at the bottom of the mountain that has treats and a deli too.

pie filling

This is what we used to add “fruit” into the mix. You could make homemade apple pie filling if you wanted and had the time to do so. We have once in our pressure cooker and it was so delicious. I typically just buy a can ready made though. Apple and mixed berry are great choices as well.

Gently folded into the mix itself and not just poured on top like we used with our cheesecake in muffin tins, you’ll get sweetness in every bite. For the topping I just whipped together cream cheese and marshmallow cream, done.

Don’t even bother buying pastry bags just spoon it into a freezer bag, cut the edge off and squeeze pretty like this.

Isn’t it pretty! Slides right out of your bundt pan once it has a few minutes to settle after being pulled out of the oven and you can either make this easy 2 ingredient cheesecake frosting or just use the frosting that comes with the cinnamon rolls and squeeze that right on!

cherry cheesecake monkey bread

We have a printable recipe at the bottom of this post but here is a quick step by step to peek at first:

  • First cut each cinnamon roll into about 4 pcs, put into a bowl.
  • Empty can of fruit pie filling into bowl with cut cinnamon rolls and very gently stir.
  • Spray inside of your bundt pan with non stick spray and spoon mixture into your pan. Make sure it is even all the way around so it cooks evenly.
  • Put in your preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Allow to continue to cook in the pan and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before flipping bundt oven on to a large platter.
  • On a low setting mix together your room temperature cream cheese and tub of marshmallow creme.

Squeeze on the top using a pastry bag or spoon on each serving when served.

If you’re looking for other easy monkey bread recipes try these too

If you’re a cheesecake fan you’ll also love this Instant Pot cheesecake recipe. There’s a video in this post showing you how to make our cherry cheesecake monkey bread using refrigerated cinnamon rolls.

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Cherry Cheesecake Monkey Bread

This sweet cherry cheesecake monkey bread is just amazing! For breakfast or dessert it’s easy to make and you can use any flavor pie filling you want.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cheesecake, cherry, dessert, monkey bread, pie filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 171kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut each cinnamon roll into about 4 pcs and put into a bowl.
  • Empty can of cherry pie filling into bowl with cut cinnamon rolls and gently stir.
  • Spray inside of bundt pan with non stick spray and spoon mixture into your pan, make sure it is even all the way around so it cooks evenly.
  • Put in your oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
  • Allow to continue to cook in the pan and cool for at least 5-10 minutes before flipping bundt oven on to a large platter.
  • On a low setting mix together your room temperature cream cheese and tub of marshmallow creme.
  • Serve on the side for dipping or put into a small freezer bag, snip corner off and squeeze on to cherry bundt in a zig zag pattern and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Cheesecake Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipe Rating




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Margaret (Meg) W Scott

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

Could you use fresh blueberries instead of blueberry pie filling in this?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 17th of May 2017

You would need some sort of liquid to meld it together though, not sure what else you could use for that.

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