Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tasty Fat Tuesday Pecan Orange Bread!

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To celebrate Mardi Gras, here's a sinfully delicious recipe from our own Diva Donna!

You want something special and easy for breakfast for your sexy beast on Fat Tuesday? This is it.
Belle Oaks Inn Pecan Orange Bread!

Pecan Orange Bread

- 1 can(s) pillsbury grands 8 ct. buttermilk biscuits
- 1 can(s) pillsbury grands 5 ct. buttermilk biscuits
- 1 c sugar
- 1 stk unsalted butter, melted
- 2 sm oranges
- 1/2 c confectioner's sugar
- 1/2 c pecans, chopped
- 1 pkg cream cheese
- 1 dash(es) orange extract
1. Spray a large bundt pan liberally with non-stick spray. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Pour sugar into small bowl. Zest both oranges and add to sugar. Mix to combine. Reserve oranges to juice for glaze.
3. Melt butter. Pour a small amount of butter into the bundt pan and spread 1/2 the pecans in the bottom.
4. Open the cans of biscuits. Taking one biscuit at a time, open each biscuit and insert 1 tsp. of cream cheese into the center. Press to seal. Dip the biscuit in butter and then dip in sugar-orange zest mixture, coating entire biscuit. Stand biscuit in bundt pan on its side. Repeat with remaining biscuits, creating a circle around the bundt pan.
5. Pour remaining butter over the biscuits and sprinkle remaining pecans on top.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until biscuits are puffed and golden.
7. Remove from oven and turn bread out from bundt pan onto desired serving platter.
8. Mix confectioner's sugar with the juice from the oranges to create a glaze. You may add a dash of orange extract if desired to intensify the orange flavor. Use as much juice as needed to create a glaze consistency you like. Drizzle glaze over bread while still warm.
9. Best when served warm, but can also be served at room temperature. Reheat in microwave for 30 seconds if desired.


  1. That bread looks delicious. I need to do some more baking. That hunk however...He's such a good actor as well as being sexy. http://youtu.be/IgLcQmlN2Xg

  2. Thanks for the recipe, Cheryl and Donna! I love orange anything at all!

    Quick hijack--my debut novel, Rule Number One, is available for pre-sale at http://www.bookstrand.com/rule-number-one, and it's on sale!

  3. I need to make this too, Ana. But I'll have to wait until I'm feeling better. Couldn't keep water down yesterday. Being very cautious today.

    Congrats on the new book, Nan! Will get a copy of it soon!

  4. This is perfect for Fat Tuesday. If you want to cut out a Putzy step. You don't need to stuff the cream cheese into the biscuits. Save a few calories too. Just dip the biscuits in the butter, than the sugar orange zest mix and layer in the bundt pan on top of the pecans. And they melt in your mouth warm. Don't over bake, check them at 35-40 minutes. Now I'll get busy with this sweetie. Good luck NAN on your Debut novel. I'll look for it. I'm feeling kinda crummy too Cheryl. I hope you feel better today.

  5. Delicious!!! The hunk and the bread :)

    Congrats, Nan! Two Pirates to Treasure is up for pre-orders too!!! http://www.bookstrand.com/two-pirates-to-treasure

  6. The Pecan Orange Bread looks and sounds amazing. Thanks Diva Donna.

    Love today's hunk's.........smile;)

    I'm still miserable doing battle with the pain from the muscle spasm and have no idea how long it will take for things to go back to normal. I'm to the point of relief for short periods of time but full recovery can't come fast enough.

    Sorry you're not feeling so hot yourself. Feel better soon.

    Congrats Nan. I'll also get a copy of Rule Number One. Saw that it's available February 28, which is next Tuesday.

  7. Whoops, sorry Mellanie...congrats to you too:) Lots of talent roaming around "this here" blog;)

  8. Congrats on the new release, Mellanie! It's a hot one!

    I know what you mean about full recovery not coming fast enough, Nancy. It's miserable being miserable!

    Thanks for the tip, Donna! Sorry you're feeling crummy, too. The creeping crud must be going around.

    I'm doing a little better. Still feel queasy, though. Hope we all feel better soon!

  9. You're right Ana, He's William Levy!! A HOTTIE!!

  10. Today's hunk is adorable! So cute. Love his smile.

    I'm with Nan. I love anything orange. Can't wait to try this recipe. Sounds yummy.

    Congrats Nan and Mellanie! Can't wait to read both novels.

    Sorry to hear everyone is feeling crummy. It's definitely going around. Hope everyone feels better soon. :D

  11. Hope every one feels better & congrats on the upcoming books.

    Geez he is sooo cute!!