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Ingredients

1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 tablespoons cinnamon
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
2 cups pecans (walnuts), crushed
2 cans (10 count) biscuits

Instructions

In a small 2-quart saucepan on top of stove over low to medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar. Stir frequently to incorporate the sugar into the butter. In a separate bowl, combine white sugar and cinnamon, set aside. Cut the block of cream cheese to make 20 small cubes. Crush pecans and set aside. Open the biscuits, separate and flatten slightly. Place 1 cube of cream cheese in center of each and roll into a ball and seal. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. In bottom of lightly greased bundt pan sprinkle 1 cup of crushed pecans. Next sprinkle 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar mixture over pecans. Arrange 10 of the biscuit-balls in a layer in the bundt pan. Sprinkle with half of the remaining pecans and drizzle with half of the brown sugar-butter mixture. Repeat with last 10 biscuit balls, pecans, brown sugar-butter drizzle and cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Remove from oven and immediately invert on a plate.

Myrna Dennison
Colona



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