Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits


These "easy as pie" apple pie biscuits are a weekend breakfast treat for my family.  The preparation is incredibly quick and simple.  I've never made these with canned biscuits, but, they'd probably work in a pinch, too.  They're good enough for company, or even as a dessert, for those who may not be inclined to bake from scratch.  Apples and cinnamon are a classic combination and these dessert biscuits are sure to become a family favorite.  In this recipe, I share 2 methods.  The first method is for those moments when you're in a hurry, using a premium apple pie filling.  During apple season, or when time permits, I recommend that you make your own, so, scroll to the bottom of the recipe for the instructions for that method.  Either way, these biscuits are a de-light!

 
You'll need:
8 frozen buttermilk biscuits, thawed [Homemade Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuit recipe]
1 [21 oz] can premium apple pie filling [see cook's note]
1 stick [1/2 cup] butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup walnut or pecan pieces [optional]
Glaze: [double if desired]
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp cream or half & half or 1-2 tsp whole milk

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Melt the butter, and brush on all sides of the skillet.  I used my 10 inch cast iron skillet for these biscuits, but, you can use any comparable baking dish.  In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended.  Dip each biscuit in the butter, and sprinkle all sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Arrange side by side in the skillet. [Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe here]


Cut the apples in the pie filling into smaller pieces, and  mix in 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla.  Arrange over the biscuits. [tip: Use a premium pie filling for the best results]


Pour the remaining butter over all and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.  Homemade apples:


  Apple pie filling:


Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and puffy.


Mix together the ingredients for the glaze.  Drizzle on top.  Serve hot. Yield: 8 servings

 Cook's note:
When apples are in season, or when time permits, I prefer to make my own fresh apple topping.

You'll need: 
4 cups apples, peeled, cored & cut into pieces [your favorite variety]
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, cook 4 cups of cubed apples with the juice of 1 lemon, 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 tsp salt.  Cook over medium-low heat until tender, about 20 minutes.  Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.  Thicken the juices with cornstarch if needed.  Proceed with the recipe as written.





Mentions:
September 2012:  Featured by "Recipe Chatter" celebrating National Biscuit Month 


51 comments:

Lynn said...

These looks delish! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Thank you for stopping by! ☺

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I can't wait to make these :)

Melissa said...

Hi Betty, I hope you love
them, we sure do! Thanks for stopping by. ☺

Jessica McCoy said...

Wow- that looks yummy! I need to put that on my list to try. :)

Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

Jessica @ At Home Take 2

Melissa said...

Hi Jessica! Thanks for your visit, I just linked, signed up to follow, and posted this recipe! I'm looking forward to your postings ☺

Sarah Evans said...

Yay! I'm your 100th follower :) I love it when I get a cool number like that!

These look so gorgeous by the way - criminally so.

I can here my will power crumbling as I type!

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/

Melissa said...

Hi Sarah! Thanks for visiting, I'll stop by and return the favor ☺

Anonymous said...

Yum..I could not resist, had to print the recipe, looks so easy to make, can't wait to try this recipe..Thanks for sharing..Looking forward to more recipes..Thanks again Melissa.

Melissa said...

Thank you for your visit! Enjoy ☺

MaaNtje said...

Wow like it, and so easy to make!!

Joan Hayes said...

Love, love, love! These will be perfect for a lazy Sunday morning treat! So glad I found you over at Sumptuous Spoonfuls. Pinned and following you now.

Melissa said...

MaaNtje, thanks so much for visiting, yes, super simple and super good. ☺

Melissa said...

Joan, thanks so much! Love your page too, don't know how I haven't come across it until now. ☺ Yes, stress free prep and so good, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

wonder if you could use fresh apples just cooked/ pan fried in a little butter.. better than canned pie filling?

Melissa said...

Sure, you could use fresh apples, if you like. The pie filling I used was truly a premium as you can see in the pictures. Very little filling and lots of sweet apple chunks. They are delicious either way, enjoy!

Penny said...

This looks so good, I have to go buy skillet.

Lillian (My Recipe Journey) said...

I love quick skillet recipes! You can't get any easier than this! Great post! =)

Melissa said...

Hi Penny, I love my "hand me down skillet." Of course, a 9 inch round metal pan will work in a pinch. :) Thanks for your comment. ~ Melissa

Melissa said...

Hi Lillian! Easy peasy, and never a crumb leftover. :) Thanks! Melissa

Anonymous said...

Sounds like something I need to try in the morning. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Miller said...

They look great. I think I will try with home made biscuits.Just bought a bushel of apples so I have a lot to use. Thanks for sharing.

Southern Belle in California said...

This sounds delish and so easy. Can't wait to try. But I am fairly new to your blog and I am curious about the top right photo of what looks like a sliced pork roast over wild rice. Would you possibly re-post this recipe including the sauce/gravy? I get hungry every time I see that photo. I LOVE pork roast.
Thanks

Melissa said...

Welcome thanks for visiting! That's a super easy Bourbon Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. Served over my version of Cajun Dirty Rice. Here's the link to the pork. Enjoy ☺

http://www.melissassouthernstylekitchen.com/2013/06/bourbon-spice-rubbed-pork-tenderloin.html

Tattycat said...

I made these tonight and they were marvelous! Hot, buttery, sweet and caramelized on edges and bottom. Thank you so much for this lovely recipe. I WILL have vanilla ice cream for them next time!

Melissa said...

I'm delighted you loved these as much as we do! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'm with you...vanilla ice cream is a must! ☺

nightowlkitchenblog said...

I've posted my recipe review of your Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits on my blog (which are to die for)! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe :)

Melissa said...

Hello, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed these biscuits. Thanks for the nice review and for linking back to the recipe. Blessings ~ Melissa

Gail said...

I love your recipes and your site. I have pinned alot of them. I haven't had a chance to try most of them yet, but they all sound delish.

Do you think this recipe would work with other fruit pie fillings?

Melissa said...

Hi Gail, thanks so much! Yes, this is one of those dishes that's so versatile. Peaches, cherries, or whatever fruit you love, will work beautifully! Enjoy, Melissa

krista storoy said...

Yum! I'm thinking that these will make an easy treat for Sunday morning :)

Melissa said...

Hi Krista, indeed they will. ☺

Dawn Kinnaman said...

Anyway to link it to Pinterest?

Melissa said...

There's a pin-it button with the feature picture on each recipe. In the right sidebar there's a Pinterest link that will take you to all of my boards.

Anonymous said...

Very tempting recipe! I don't have Buttermilk biscuits. What can i use as a substitute?

Melissa said...

You can make this dish using homemade buttermilk biscuits, canned or frozen biscuits.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Melissa. I never made or tasted buttermilk biscuits before. I am eager to make your Skillet Apple pie, so just found a recipe in internet for the biscuits. Will try this soon.

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, well, I think you'll love these apple pie biscuits. I'm not sure where you're located, but, our Southern buttermilk biscuits are much like a savory scone. If needed, I have a fluffy buttermilk biscuit recipe right here on my blog as well.

Traci said...

Just started a diet but one of these will be my reward for losing 20 pounds. They look so yummy. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Melissa said...

Best wishes on your endeavors! ☺

Anonymous said...

Made this today, it was easy and delicious. I made bisquik biscuits, shaped into biscuits, I give it an A!

Melissa said...

Thank you, so happy to hear you enjoyed these!

JoeANN Tredway said...

Just found this and can not wait till make it. Going to make it for breakfast this coming Sunday. Thank you for shareing it.

Melissa said...

I've been making these biscuits for years and they just never get old. Always a hit! I hope your family enjoys them, thanks for visiting!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Oh my! This Apple dessert sounds delicious!
Pinned! =)

Melissa said...

Thanks Melissa!

Anonymous said...

Patience never was my set best feature, I saw the recipe post and went straight to the kitchen tablet in hand and made it. It was a big hit, thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

My pleasure, thanks for taking the time to let me know.

Lisa said...

Can you use a homemade biscuit mix with this recipe? We have a soy and cow's milk allergy in the family

Melissa said...

Sure if you have a good alternative biscuit recipe that you enjoy give it a whirl.

Elaine said...

A new use for my black cast iron skillet....I see dessert in our future! Thanks for posting this recipe!

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