Sunday, August 31, 2008

Breakfast Cherry Baskets

Breakfast Cherry BasketsI was standing in the grocery check out line a couple weeks ago just before lunch time and I was starving. I saw one of those recipe magazines they put together from time to time claiming to have recipes for 75 different pies. SEVENTY FIVE. It was so beguiling I succumbed to temptation right there and took a copy home (I paid for it first, don't worry).

And you fine readers will get the benefits of my purchase (along with my family who have been readily rejoicing in my newly found pie craze) because I've been making pies as fast as they can eat them here.

These are tidy little packages to present to your hungry horde that are perfect for a fall breakfast and since it's made from prepared foods it goes together very easily.

1 package of 8 refrigerated biscuits such as Pillsbury Grands
1 can of cherry pie filling
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup nuts

Unroll the biscuits (I love popping those cans) and cut each in half crosswise so that you have 16 thin rounds of dough. Grease some muffin cups lightly with spray oil and roll out each of the 16 rounds of dough with a rolling pin until they're 4 inches across. Stick the dough into the cups then top with a scoop of cherry pie filling followed by a spoonful of streusel topping made by combining the remaining ingredients: dry together first, then cutting the butter in and mixing until it forms coarse crumbs and then mix in the nuts.

Cook at 350 for 18 minutes until the little guys are golden brown. Perfect as a breakfast or after school snack--I love quick treats like these.

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30 comments:

blueviolet said...

omg, that sounds fantastic!

Kirby3131 said...

That sounds YUM!! I can't wait to start baking today.

SarahHub said...

I hate popping those cans. For some reason, it makes me jump! My husband always takes on this task...

These sound scrumptious! I am making them for breakfast tomorrow!

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Jen Hill said...

These look so yummy! Thanks for inspiring me.

dcsweeps said...

These sound delicious. Can't wait to make them - they are so easy.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I'm printing this off right now. I have one daughter who loves making pies. This is right up her alley!

One Mom said...

I can't believe how easy these are! Can you use fresh fruit or you do need to have prepared pie "filling?"

jennwa said...

Those look yummy. I have already copied the recipe. I can not wait to try them.

Sheri said...

These look so good. I'm running out of quick breakfast ideas before resorting to just cereal, so I'm definitely going to try these this week. Thanks!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

These sound really yummy and easy! I just need to get some cherry pie filling!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

Oh lord, good thing I'm not on a diet, or that would have blown it. ;) Seems like it would be good with ice cream for dessert, too. Wonder how it would be with apple instead of cherry? Mmmmm.

Kristen M. said...

Those look yummy - and best of all easy. Let us know how the other 74 recipes turn out. :)

BoufMom9 said...

Looks and sounds so yummy. I wonder if I could make these with homemade dough instead??? (I am trying to follow a natural diet) I will have to give it a go:)

PS Found you blog after reading yor gust post on Brandi's blog. It was a great read!

Wild Squirrel said...

Two words: Yum. Yum. That pretty much sums it up!

Bakersdozen said...

I am definitely going to make these. I must say that I really enjoy the recipes that you post. Thanks so much for sharing!

Daisy said...

Ooh! I could do this! I have no time for "real" baking right now with school starting, but I still want decent food on the table. I like easy recipes for this reason.

fruitfulwords said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I NEED to take something scrumptious to an upcoming church bakesale and these look like the perfect food.
Thanks you. Thank you.

I love popping the can too. :-)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These sound really yummy!! Thanks for succumbing to the impulse and sharing.

Joy said...

*DROOOOL* Not to mention you can do yummy apple ones for the fall or even little pumpkin ones!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Wow, I'm always looking for simple baked goods!!

Scrumptious!

Suzi Dow said...

Buy a four package of these refrigerator rolls. Use one for this recipe than make "Donut Holes" with another tub. Good quick snack. German relatives say these are served at fairs. They have been my "Go To" snack for surprise company and as an after school snack for eons.

Fill a small saucepan about an inch deep with oil (I now use canola but any vegetable oil will do) and put over a medium-high heat on a backburner. Heat until the oil shimmers, which should be about 375 to 390 degrees F. (Taste - a cube of bread should brown in 40 seconds). Place in a brown paper bag 1/4 cup white sugar with 1/2 tsp cinnamon and shake to mix. Pop the tub of refrigerator biscuits and cut each biscuit into four piece. Gently slide each piece of dough into the hot oil using a slotted spoon. When golden brown, turn over and brown the second side. Remove the hot donut hole and drop into paper bag. Shake and serve. If you use plain powder sugar, you'll get a glaze cover.

I'd use a third tub for a batch of "Pigs in a Blanket". Then try Michelle's recipe using blueberry filling:-)

Maddy said...

Now that sounds yummy and easy! Although I never have managed to get the knack of popping open those tubes / the tear corner a pain too!
Cheers

Killlashandra said...

That's too easy! What a great simple recipe. Must make this one. :P

hotomom said...

I cannot wait to make these, yum. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

Flea said...

Oh WOW! Count me in on using Grands as pie dough! These look GREAT!

MOin said...

yummyyyyyyyyyyy they look really tasty i am feeling hungry i think i have to stumble through my fridge.

nicole said...

Those look yummy! Must try. ;)

Amy said...

Oh, now that sounds DELICIOUS! Of course, I love all your recipes!

fruitfulwords said...

I made these yesterday for a bakesale. Very tastey and easy to make.

I did cut the bisquits in half instead of crosswise. Now I know for next time how to save myself a little bit of work. :-0

And there WILL be a next time! So, waht other pies have you made?

Free Recipes Lover said...

thanks for the recipe! i'm allergic to cherries so i'll try it with another fruit filling.