Cinnamon Bun Pie


Cinnamon Bun Pie

Cinnamon Bun Pie
20 Min

Holy cow, these cinnamon buns are amazing! The combination of the flaky dough and the gooey topping makes this Cinnamon Bun Pie a recipe you'll want to keep near the top of your recipe collection.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (16.3-ounce) package refrigerated biscuits (8 biscuits)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat bottom of a deep-dish pie plate with 2 tablespoons melted butter; set aside. Place remaining melted butter in a small bowl.
  2. In another small bowl, combine pecans, sugar, and cinnamon; mix well. Sprinkle one-quarter of the pecan mixture over bottom of pie plate. 
  3. Separate each biscuit into 3 layers. Dip biscuit pieces one at a time in melted butter, making sure to coat each thoroughly. Layer 8 biscuit pieces in bottom of pie plate, completely covering pecan mixture. Repeat pecan mixture and biscuit layers 2 more times. Top with remaining pecan mixture and drizzle with any leftover melted butter. 
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden and cooked through. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then invert onto a serving platter and slice into wedges. Serve warm.


  • Keep biscuits refrigerated until ready to pull apart.
  • To enjoy every last bit of pecan flavor, make sure to remove all pecans from bottom of pie plate after inverting and place over top of pie before slicing.
  • The smell of anything with cinnamon baking in the oven is heavenly! We also suggest you try our Cinnamon Pecan Muffins, since they're ready in a jiffy and delicious, too!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 483
  • Calories from Fat 315
  • Total Fat 35g 54 %
  • Saturated Fat 14g 69 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 5.3g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 46mg 15 %
  • Sodium 729mg 30 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 40g 13 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9 %
  • Sugars 17g 0 %

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Test Kitchen, did you use flaky layer biscuits or the regular or southern type biscuit?

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Im making this now. I want to see a video of the prep chef separating the biscuits into 3 layers, and yes, they were were cold from the fridge. Big mess! Separated them into layers.

This recipe reminds me of a yummy version of monkey bread. It makes a wonderful breakfast treat, or it can be served as a dessert. Either way, it is great with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. I would make it with either pecans or walnuts both are delicious to me.

Can you use Light or Dark Brown Sugar instead of the regular? If so, do you use the same 1/2 Cup?

Hi there! Yes, you can. :) Increase the light or dark brown sugar to 3/4 cup. Enjoy!

To make three layers of 8 biscuits, it will take 3 pkgs of dough not one.

Hi there! If you take a peek at Step 3 in this recipe, you'll see that the instructions say to separate each biscuit into three pieces. When the Test Kitchen made this recipe, we used Grands-style biscuits, which will separate easily. ) Enjoy!

Is the butter salted or unsalted? Can the amount of butter or sugar be reduced? Health Conscious

Hi there! When the Test Kitchen made this recipe, we used salted butter however, unsalted butter can be substituted. The amount of sugar can be reduced from 1/2 cup to 1/3 cup, and the butter can be reduced from 3/4 cup to 1/2 cup. Enjoy!

We don't have this kind of biscuit mix in the UK. Can anyone suggest an alternative or UK equivalent please?

It's not a mix, they are frozen pre made biscuit dough. Found in refrigerator section.

Cinnamon bun pie is excellent!

I'm allergic to pecans, what can be used in place of???

No pecans? No problem! We think walnuts would be a great substitution (if you can have them, of course). Otherwise, almonds or peanuts would work. Enjoy!

Made these Saturday morning and found they were not worth the ingredients, time and effort it took to create them. WAY too much butter, which resulted in a less than delightful product, and a total waste of 1 cup of pecans!

Which type of biscuits did you use?

Hi Ghosty! We used refrigerated biscuits in this recipe. These are the biscuits that come in the tubes, and can typically be found near the refrigerated cookie dough in most supermarkets.

I think you'll want to use the flaky layers type of biscuit, so they can be separated. I would recommend Grands biscuits but any should work

I used Grand Biscuits and agree that it is still too much butter. Also suggest using unsalted butter.

Could this be put together the night before, covered and put in the fridge so that it is ready to pop into the oven in the morning?

Hi Susan! Unfortunately, this recipe cannot be made the night before, since refrigerated biscuits need to be cooked after opening or the dough will rise. Thank you for your comment!

Put in my recipie box please.

This is another variation of the original "Monkey Bread". Still good though!

is delisioso yum,, yum yum

grumpyseibel, try using the flaky style biscuits

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What do you mean by separating each biscuit into 3 layers and layering 8 biscuit pieces in the bottom of pie plate?

Each biscuit will separate into 3 layers, so you'll have 24 layers of biscuits after you separate each one. You'll place 8 of those layers at the bottom of the pie plate, then repeat as the directions state. Hope this helps.

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granola will work or you could even use dried fruit it will not be as crunchy but it is still good

what can i use instead of the nuts???

you could always try sunflower seeds, chia seeds,sesame seeds, coconut.

Substitute rolled oats for the pecans. Comes out lovely.

Toasted oats taste the same in recipes as pecans. Simply pour 2 cups of oats onto a jelly roll pan in a single layer. Place in a 400'F oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool and place in a bag until you need for recipes!! I use this for people allergic to nuts or when diets forbid eating nuts. Hope this helps!!

do you thraw the biscuits before starting recipe?

They are refrigerated instead of frozen so I would use them right of the cold refrigerator.


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