These warm and flaky homemade spiced apple buttermilk biscuits will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving morning. Grated apples and warm spices are mixed into the batter to create a autumn-worthy breakfast biscuit. These biscuits are so easy to make and are absolutely amazing topped with some apple butter. To make these biscuits without a stand mixer, whisk dry ingredients in a bowl, then cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender; gently mix in buttermilk and apples with a fork and continue with directions.
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Spiced Apple Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 1 Granny Smith apple (peeled and cored)
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3/4 teaspoons lemon juice
- pinch teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a flat beater, stir together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, grate apples on large holes of box grater. Add sugar, lemon juice, and salt to the grated apples. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then drain in fine-mesh strainer set over bowl. Press as much liquid from the apples as you can.
- Add buttermilk and apples, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times, gradually adding additional flour as needed. With floured hands, press or pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches). Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour. Fold dough over onto itself in 3 sections, starting with 1 short end. (Fold dough rectangle as if folding a letter-size piece of paper.) Repeat entire process 2 more times, beginning with pressing into a 3/4-inch-thick dough rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches).
- Press or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place on prepared baking sheet. (Dough rounds should touch.)
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter and serve.
Yields: 2 dozen biscuits
Source: inspired by Southern Living Buttermilk Biscuits