Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits

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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.
apple pie biscuits

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!

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Ingredients 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.

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September 2012:  Featured by “Recipe Chatter” celebrating National Biscuit Month 

Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 frozen buttermilk biscuits, thawed or homemade buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 [21 oz] can premium apple pie filling
  • 1 stick [1/2 cup] butter, melted
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup walnut or pecan pieces [optional]
  • Glaze: [double if desired]
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp cream or half & half or 1-2 tsp whole milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Melt the butter, and brush on all sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended.
  3. Dip each biscuit in the butter, and sprinkle all sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Arrange side by side in the skillet.
  4. Cut the apples in the pie filling into smaller pieces, and mix in 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla. Arrange over the biscuits.
  5. Pour the remaining butter over all and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and puffy.
  7. Mix together the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle on top.
  8. Serve hot.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    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.

  2. Anonymous says

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

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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

  5. says

    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

  6. says

    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!

  7. Gail says

    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?

  8. says

    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

  9. says

    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.

  10. Anonymous says

    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.

  11. says

    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.

  12. Traci says

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

  13. says

    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!

  14. Anonymous says

    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.

  15. Marl says

    Hi Melissa,
    I have to tell you how much I love your blog and fantastic recipes. I have a B and B in SW Kansas, Somewhere In Thyme. Your yummy goodies have been enjoyed by my guests and the compliments just pour in! Thank you for your love of cooking !
    Marla

  16. says

    Hi Marla, I am delighted you serve my dishes to your guests and you’re all enjoying them! Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know. Send my best regards to all. ~ Melissa

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