Thursday, October 28, 2010

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Pumpkin Walnut Coffee "Cake"

My Blog Spark contacted me about reviewing the new Pillsbury Grand Mini Frozen Biscuits.  I love Pillsbury frozen biscuits, they rise up beautifully and taste just like homemade - even better sometimes!

This is what they have to say about the product: 

Bring the mouthwatering aroma of fresh-baked biscuits to your kitchen by accepting this Spark!

Each 70-calorie biscuit is a delight when served hot from the oven, with a warm fluffy center and golden, flaky crust. Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits are the perfect size for kids, or for mini sandwiches and appetizers. There are countless recipe options, from miniature ham sandwiches come lunchtime, to delicious sliders for nighttime entertaining. There are so many ways to make these biscuits and your family will love trying each one.

One reader will receive a Pillsbury® Grands!® Mini Biscuits prize pack which includes a VIP coupon good for a free package of biscuits, a $15 gift card to purchase your recipe creation/experimentation needs, a biscuit basket, a butter dish and spreader! Plus, we’ll provide you with an additional package to give away to one of your readers.

Be sure to click here so you can save $1.00 on the purchase of any Frozen Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits. Don’t forget to share the coupon link with your readers!  Also, check out Pillsbury on Facebook today! Visit Pillsbury on Facebook to “Like” the brand and keep up with the latest news from Pillsbury.

Part of this review was to create a recipe using the frozen biscuits.  My Blog Spark and Pillsbury provided me with a $15 gift card and a coupon for a free bag of frozen biscuits.  I purchased what I needed to make the recipe using the gift card.  The store I shopped at did not have the mini biscuits so I bought the regular size Grands biscuits.

This is what I came up with:

This is reminiscent of a "monkey bread".  Here's what you do:

Pumpkin Walnut Coffee "Cake"
1 bag frozen Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
1 small box pumpkin pudding (it's seasonal so stockpile it)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/8 tsp nutmeg)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup butter melted 

Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and stand the biscuits on their side and around the pan.
Sprinkle a small package of pumpkin spice pudding mix and pumpkin pie spice over the biscuits.
Sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the pudding mix.
Pour melted butter over the biscuits.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes until biscuits are puffed and golden brown.
Invert onto a serving plate and enjoy with your morning coffee or tea.

I would have liked for this to be a little more "gooey" and more pumpkin-y.  In the end, the biscuits were perfectly flaky and moist and it turned out more like a crumble than a gooey monkey bread.  Oh well, maybe next time I'll mix the pudding mix with the melted butter and pour it down over the frozen biscuits. 

Now would you like to try some of the frozen biscuits for yourself?  You'll receive a coupon for a free bag of biscuits, a bread basket, butter knife and butter dish and $15 gift card.

Please leave a comment stating how you'd use the Pillsbury Grands Frozen Mini Biscuits or the Regular Biscuits.

A winner will be chosen by on Monday November 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST. 
Remember to include an email address so I may contact the winner.

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you.



skkorman said...

The biscuits would go great with my turkey chili!

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Mami2jcn said...

These would be great with butter alongside fried chicken.

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debbie said...

That looks so good. I am hungry for chicken ala king,so I would use them with that.

Melissa said...

Oh my word! That cake looks fantastic. I would try that for sure. I am going to check wal-mart to see if they have that pudding tonight.

Melissa said...

Oh my word that cake looks wonderful. I would use the biscuits to make that and am going to check wal-mart tonight to see if they carry the pudding. Perfect fall items. Thank you for sharing.

Heather said...

I just recently came across a recipe to make "teddy bear biscuits". That would be something my sons would love!

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

What a neat way to use the biscuits. I love to make monkey bread, but have never used the frozen ones, great idea.

Anonymous said...

I would make Country Ham Biscuits :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

JC said...

I'd like to use them as stew toppings.
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Tishy said...

The recipe you psted looks elish! Iam thinking of making stew with the biscuits baked on top or some chicken biscuit sandwiches

Fabs said...

I love that I am seeing so many recipes with pumpkin in them! These look good. It would be nice to have some frozen biscuits on hand for those dinners where you need just a little extra. Thanks for the contest!

Ashlyn said...

My husband had gotten in the bad habit of visiting Martins on a regular basis for a morning biscuit. Last month I started baking up some frozen biscuits and various breakfast meats for the week and he has been just as happy with those. So I would use it for that.

mary n said...

I use the regular grands dough to make donuts on saturday mornings. poke a whole in the middle and fry them up in the pan with about 2in oil. it sure beats having to make the dough from scratch like mom used to.

Jessie said...

I'd make breakfast sandwiches with egg and bacon. Yum!

Miss Lila said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these biscuits!!
My grandkids think I'm quite the cook when I serve these!
Nannie (Lila)

Anonymous said...

We would use them for breakfast with some eggs and bacon in between. Or when I feel adventurous, try the coffee cake recipe which sounds yummy.


(nico_ooms at hotmail dot com)

stroker881 said...

I would probably use the biscuits to make Biscuits and Gravy! Yum!!
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Alicia said...

Looks yummy! These would be a great quick addition to a soup dinner!
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Haydensmommy05 said...

I think these would be perfect for making small strawberry shortcakes!

Mari said...

I would prepare the biscuits smothered with gravy.

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Donna Smith said...

I love biscuits. What I make from biscuits are fried apple pies. My grandmother taught me at an early age to make these pies. You cook down apples and add some apple pie spice. Roll out the biscuits and put the apples on one side. Fold over the bicuit to make a half moon pie. Take a fork and mash the edges together. Heat some oil in a pan and add the pies. cook until brown. These are a favorite of mine and a great memory I have of my grandmother.

Donna Smith said...

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Marni's Organized Mess said...

Those look so yummy!


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