Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

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I know what you are thinking.

How can cinnamon rolls possibly turn into a casserole?  Up until recently, I have never heard of such a thing. I found this recipe on Pinterest and pinned it mostly out of curiosity.  I decided to make it because, well, it just looked to darn good to pass up.

Before you even say a word....
Yes...it requires a can of *gasp* premade cinnamon rolls.
However...and this is a BIG however...I do not see why you can't try to make it with homemade cinnamon rolls.  

We made ours with the premade rolls because...well...that's how I do it in my kitchen.  
Feel free to knock yourselves out and try it with a homemade recipe though ;)  

This casserole has everything that your sweet tooth would desire....cinnamon rolls, eggs, vanilla, nuts, and syrup.  Sooooo good and so heavenly delicious. 

It has made it into our family favorites file and I hope it makes it into yours as well :)

Cinnamon Roll Casserole

(serves 8-10)


Ingredients:
2 tbsp. of melted butter 
2 cans (12.4 oz. each) refrigerated orange cinnamon rolls with icing OR a batch of homemade rolls--you will need 16 rolls total
4 eggs
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans (we used walnuts)
1/4 cup maple syrup

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or however long it states for your homemade recipe).  
2.  Pour melted butter into ungreased 13x9 inch glass baking dish.
3.  Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside
4.  Cut each roll into 5 pieces and place pieces over butter in dish.
5.  In a medium bowl, beat eggs.  Beat in cream, cinnamon, and vanilla until well blended.  Gently pour over roll pieces. Sprinkle with pecans and drizzle with the maple syrup.
6.  Bake 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for 15 minutes.  
7.  Remove cover from icing and microwave on medium heat for 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle.  
8.  Drizzle icing over the top.  

**Libby's Notes:  We halved the ingredients and it came out really well.  If you are not looking for lots of left overs, cutting it half would be a good idea.  

Recipe Source:  From the blog, The Dishy Decorator. Original recipe here.  



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12 thoughtful comments around the table:

  1. I'm sayin!!! WOWOWOW! What an interesting combination. Gotta try it (once I get off my no carb diet so I can enjoy it myself=). I love everything using those amazing canned biscuits! SO glad you shared. Pinned and can't wait to make it.

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    1. No problem Marsha! Hope the no carb diet is working ;)

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  2. This is pure genius. I would call it the perfect dessert or breakfast or snack or temptation.

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  3. What a neat idea!
    Something new to add to my growing list of 'must-make'.
    It's easy and of course it does look very yummy for my tummy! :-)

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  4. Yum! This is on my to-do list. Looks delicious!

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  5. from FiveLittleChefs.com - I love to find new ways to make cinnamon rolls - We love cinnamon rolls at our house! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my linky party! http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2013/05/fantastic-thursday-47.html

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    1. Thank you for the invite Jenny! I'm so sorry I'm late on this :( I will have to catch it next time around :)

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  6. How do you cut the roll into five pieces?

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    1. Take each cinnamon roll (unbaked) and slice it up and down and then slice it across. Pull the whole thing apart after this and slice one little piece across. This will give you a total of 5 little slices per roll. Hope this helps :)

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