Savory Holiday Monkey Bread

Holiday cooking is all about finding simple, easy-to-make recipes that don't sacrifice on taste or presentation. Whether you need a side dish that wows or an appetizer to appease hungry guests while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking, this Savory Holiday Monkey Bread is a winner. Featuring brie-filled biscuits sprinkled with herbs and cranberry sauce for a lovely holiday touch, this pull-apart bread is a sophisticated substitute for traditional dinner rolls that will keep everyone coming back for more!


  • 2 (16-oz.) cans of biscuit dough

  • 1 lb. of brie cheese, cubed

  • 1 (14-oz.) can of whole cranberry sauce (not jellied)

  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme

  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Open biscuit dough and separate into individual biscuit pieces. Using your hands (or a knife for extra precision), tear each piece of biscuit dough into 2-3 pieces.

  3. One by one, flatten the torn dough in the palm of your hand and place 1-2 pieces of brie in the middle. Pinch dough around the cheese, then roll together until it forms a small ball with the cheese inside. Repeat until all of the dough and cheese have been rolled together into individual balls.

  4. Place cheese-filled dough balls into a standard bundt pan that has been generously coated with nonstick spray, spacing them out evenly. Once a layer of dough has been placed into the pan, sprinkle generously with 1/3 of the thyme and rosemary.

  5. After the sprinkling of herbs, spoon in about ⅓ of the can of cranberry sauce. Repeat this (dough, herbs, sauce) pattern until all of the ingredients have been layered evenly in the pan.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Loaf should be fragrant with cheese, and cranberry sauce should be bubbling on top when removed.

  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before covering and inverting the bread onto a large serving dish.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by Tasty.

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