Apple Pie & Sharp Cheddar Biscuits
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch, Baked Goods
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8
If you like your apple pie with a slice of cheddar, you will love these biscuits!
  • For the Apple Filling
  • 2 medium Apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp. Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown SugarFor the Biscuits
  • 2 c. All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, cut into ½ inch cubes and very cold
  • ¾ c. Buttermilk
  • 1¼ c. Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice, spices, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Sprinkle cold butter pieces over the dry ingredients and cut in, using a pastry cutter or 2 knives, until the butter is pea-sized. Pour in buttermilk and quickly stir, until the dough just comes together.
  4. Divide the dough in slightly uneven halves. Using the larger half first, roll out a rectangle, about 8 in by 12 in. Spread apples slices over the biscuit dough, leaving the accumulated juices in the bowl. Sprinkle with about ¾ c. of grated cheddar. Roll remaining biscuit dough into a slightly thinner rectangle of the same dimensions. Place this on top of the apple slices and cheddar. Carefully cut into 8 pieces and pull the individual biscuits apart to allow for even baking. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar.
  5. Bake biscuits until golden and the cheddar is melted, about 15 minutes. Allow to cool briefly before serving.
For the apple filling, I used 1 Honeycrisp and 1 McIntosh. The Honeycrisp slices stayed fairly crisp, while the McIntosh broke down a bit more, creating contrasting textures. The biscuits can be prepped, wrapped, and refrigerated the night before you plan to bake and serve them.
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