Several weeks ago I was contacted by a media rep for Pillsbury asking if I'd like to participate in a webinar with Sandra Lee. She was going to be sharing easy ways of dressing up canned cinnamon rolls for what they called, "Sweet Sunday Mornings."
I love what they are trying to do with this! Creating sweet family memories by fixing a little something special for breakfast! I wasn't available the day of the webinar and knew that on Sunday mornings we were at church!
But, their rep did not give up on me. One frustrating day, I heard a knock at the door and it was the UPS delivery man with a big box from Pillsbury! What a fun surprise -
Included was a pan to bake cinnamon rolls in, two super cute coffee mugs, a new dishtowel, a throw, rubber spatula, some recipes and lots of coupons for free cinnamon rolls! This motivated me to create a sweet morning on our new porch when my parents were here!
Word to the wise number one: do not anticipate what time your family will be up and have everything all ready only to have them sleep in another hour! Oops - wait until everyone is up and then bake it!
Word to the wise number two: apparently there are all kinds of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls. If you get the Grands Cinnamon Rolls - please do not bake them in a round cake pan or they will still be doughy. Ok. Now you know!
I made one pan of cinnamon rolls just according to the package directions and then used one of the featured Pillsbury recipes for dressing up the second can.
Apple Walnut Sticky Buns (you can watch a video of the recipe here)
1 can (12.4 oz.) Pillsbury refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
2 Tbsp. butter, softened (I omitted this and just sprayed my pan with cooking spray)
1 apple: peeled, cored and cubed
3/4 c. chopped walnuts (I used pecan pieces)
1/2 c. brown sugar
Prepare muffin pan (note my word to the wise above! I used the Grands cinnamon rolls and they would not fit in a muffin pan so I used a round pan. Do not follow my example!)
Combine brown sugar, nuts and apple in a bowl. Divide among eight muffin cups. Top with cinnamon rolls and bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes.
Place a tray or baking sheet upside down over muffin pan and invert rolls on to serving dish. Ice and serve - mmmmm, delicious!
How do you bring the idea of a sweet family morning into your home? I was very interested to see the good ideas listed on Pillsbury's site for creating these special times together! Plan a special breakfast and create a new memory!!