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Hawaiian Monkey Bread

This is the easiest Monkey Bread recipe ever! You don’t have to make the dough or deal with frozen bread dough – instead, use an ACE® Three Cheese Oval, and the whole thing is ready for the oven in 20 minutes. . It’s an easy, delicious crowd-pleasing app or snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


  • ACE Bakery® Three Cheese Oval
  • 1 cup  carved ham (spiral cut), or thicker cut deli ham, cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple, canned tidbits, fully drained OR fresh, peeled, cored and cut in 2cm pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 stalks green onion, sliced on bias


  1. Preheat Oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small saute pan, melt butter and brown sugar together. Add pineapple, cook undisturbed for 2 minutes to brown, and caramelize. Toss and caramelize second side. Remove from heat and cool slightly.  (if desired, add hot sauce to taste to pineapple)
  3. Cut the Three Cheese oval in a crosshatch pattern, through the loaf, making cuts to within 1/2 inch from the bottom crust of the loaf, but not cutting through it. Add ham, caramelized pineapple and 1 cup mozzarella, ensuring evenly distributed down through the scores. Top with reserved 1/4 cup mozzarella.
  4. Bake the loaf on a lined baking tray for 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.