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Pumpkin Biscuits


Pumpkin Biscuits

Pumpkin Biscuits

Photo: Diana Rattray
These savory pumpkin biscuits have a pleasant flavor and texture, and it's a great way to use your pumpkin puree.
Serve them warm with butter or a flavored butter. They're great with preserves or spread with apple butter or maple butter. They're also very good with a hearty fall stew or chili.

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 12 to 16 Biscuits


  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, about 11 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


Heat oven to 400°.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

In a food processor, combine the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar. Pulse a few times to blend thoroughly.

If you do this by hand, make sure the brown sugar is broken down and mixed into the flour mixture thoroughly, or use granulated sugar instead.

Cut the butter in small pieces and lay on the flour mixture. Pulse about 7 or 8 times, until the butter is well incorporated. Or, work in with a pastry blender or fingers.

In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin puree and buttermilk.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and pumpkin mixture, mixing just until moistened.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times, just until the dough is smooth. Pat out into a circle about 1/2- to 3/4-inch thick and cut out with biscuit cutters.

Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes, until the bottoms are browned.

Makes 12 to 16 biscuits, depending on size.

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