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Apple Cinnamon Biscuits

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Apple Biscuits

Apple Cinnamon Biscuits

Photo: Diana Rattray
I used Granny Smith apples in these great tasting apple cinnamon biscuits. Make these and warm them in the microwave for an amazing morning treat.

These biscuits are perfect for the fall season, and they're a welcome treat for any time of the year. Make them for holiday guests or to serve with a special family brunch.

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Yield: Makes 12 to 14 Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, about 10 ounces
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped, about 1 1/2 cups
  • cream or milk and cinnamon sugar blend, for topping, optional
  • ***Vanilla Glaze***
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons hot water, as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Heat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. With a pastry blender or fingers, work in the butter pieces until the mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in the finely chopped apples. Combine the buttermilk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla; stir into the first mixture until all ingredients are moistened. Depending on moisture from the apples, a little more buttermilk or flour might be necessary.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead a few times, just until a soft cohesive dough has formed. Pat into a circle about 3/4 inch thick and cut out with 2-inch biscuit cutters.

Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. If desired, brush tops with cream or milk and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on racks.

Combine the confectioners' sugar and butter; add the vanilla. Beat in the hot water. a few teaspoons at a time, until the mixture is a good consistency for drizzling. Drizzle over the cooled biscuits.

Serve biscuits cool or warm slightly just before serving.

Makes about 12 to 14 small biscuits.


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