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Apple Cinnamon Spoon Biscuits

June 11, 2014 (Last Updated: January 21, 2018)

These Apple Cinnamon Spoon Biscuits are so simple and easy, yet amazing tasting. Just imagine combining your favorite Southern Spoon Drop Biscuits with delicious tasting Gala apples and wonderful cinnamon, topped with a drizzle of organic honey. I’ve taken my wonderful Mom’s Biscuits to a whole new level of Yumminess.

I love taking recipes of my Mom’s and Grandmother’s and making a wonderful adaptation for our family to enjoy. Family recipes are meant to be used and enjoyed. Not only do they bring back memories, but you will always make new family memories each time you invite your children or nieces and nephews in the kitchen to help you. So grab your favorite loved one and let’s get started making these fabulous Apple Cinnamon Spoon Biscuits.

Apple Cinnamon Spoon Biscuits


Apple Cinnamon Spoon Biscuits

Items you will need to prepare recipe

  • Favorite baking sheets, or Cast Iron skillet
  • Large Food Processor or pastry cutter
  • Large mixing bowl placed in refrigerator
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden spoon
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Slotted Spoon

You may be wondering why I have listed the items you will need. I find sometimes it is easier to be prepared when making certain recipes. Biscuits are definitely one of those recipes you will want to be ready for. While the recipe is simple to make, it’s good to be prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients Needed for Biscuits

  • 4 cups sifted white all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 sticks unsalted cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 and 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Gala apples, cored and finely diced (divided into 2 )
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • honey (for serving)

Notes: You will want all your ingredients to be VERY cold. Normally I store extra flour in our freezer.If you do not here is what you can do. Place the 4 cups of flour in your freezer beforehand (for about an hour). You will also want to make sure your butter is VERY cold before using. These are very important steps in Southern Biscuits as they texture changes drastically if you are not using very cold ingredients.

If you do not have a food processor or want to use one, you may use a pastry cutter to cut in flour and butter. Be sure not to overdo it or you will have a breakdown in your biscuit texture.

If you are planning to use our cast iron skillet method, you will want to place it/them in the oven while you are preheating the oven. Please be careful when placing biscuit mixture in the cast iron skillet, as the skillet will be 450 degrees while you are doing it.

Easy updated  modern Method

Using a large food processor, (be sure it is large enough to hold 4 cups of flour and other ingredients).  Place 4 cups of flour that has been in the freezer at least 1 hour in food processor along with baking powder, salt, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter that has been cut into small pieces.  Pulse food processor about 3-4 times only.  Place in a large bowl that has been refrigerated and very cold, place the mixture in the freezer for about 15- 20 minutes.

After 15-20 minutes, remove flour mixture from freezer, add buttermilk, and  1/2 of diced apples at this time, lightly mix with a wooden spoon ( Be Gentle !! )  Place in refrigerator at this time till oven is preheated.

In a small bowl place other 1/2 of diced apples, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. and a dash of salt. Toss to coat all ingredients.  Set to the side for a few moments.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

You will not be kneading the biscuit mixture, as this is a Southern Spoon Drop Biscuit.  At this time grab your ice cream scoop (Yes that’s right –I said Ice cream scoop! ) You will also want to get out your favorite baking sheet. ( We actually use the cast iron skillet to do our biscuits in . ) If you are using the cast iron method, do not forget to preheat.

Once you are situated, remove biscuit mixture from refrigerator. Using an ice cream scoop  (carefully scoop onto preheated cast iron skillet that has been placed on a heat-resistant area. ) place a scoop of biscuit mixture on favored baking sheet. You will want to space them a bit.  The amount of biscuits made depends on your scoop. If using the standard scoop you should have 12 biscuits at this time.

Using a small slotted spoon add a spoonful of the apple mixture to the top of each biscuit. Lightly press the apples in slightly. (This will ensure it does not easily fall off during baking)

Bake in a preheated oven of 450 for about 10-13 minutes.

Serve topped with a drizzle of honey while hot.

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  • Reply
    August 12, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve never made spoon biscuits but I’m definitely going to try your apple cinnamon spoon biscuits this fall. I’ve pinned and shared.

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    June 18, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Omg these biscuits look absolutely amazing!!!! I’ve got to give these a try! 🙂

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you so much Anyonita ! It was fun taking one of my mamas recipes and updating it from SPoon Drop biscuits to APple and Cinnamon Spoon Drop biscuits.

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    June 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I love anything apple! I’m stopping by from the food blog hop. I’m a new follower & I’m pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing!

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    June 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for linking at the Yuck Stops Here! Photo pinned! Huge fan of drop biscuits. Who knew with just a few simple ingredients one could make them into a tasty treat? 😉 Please help us help you! By promoting our party and displaying party buttons helps drive traffic and more social media shares to all participants!

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    Ronda Eagle
    June 12, 2014 at 12:08 am

    These looks great and are making me hungry! Pinning for later!

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    The Foodie Affair
    June 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    These are fantastic! Love thst you added your own twist to a family recipe!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the recipe for the spoon drop biscuits!

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    June 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! For breakfast!! I love apples and cinnamon! Wonderful little biscuit!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Biscuits are one of my favorites!

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    Nicole Neverman
    June 11, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I’m excited that I know I have all those ingredients at home so I can make a batch of these tonight! I have never made ‘biscuits’ before. You Americans confuse me 🙂 We call cookies biscuits and biscuits just aren’t even a thing here in NZ so I am really looking forward to it!

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 11, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      We are confusing..hee hee 🙂 Biscuits here are eaten usually with a meal. They are wonderful and I hope you enjoy them!

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    June 11, 2014 at 2:25 am

    G’day! I can almost smell them from here Heidy and want to try (or two!) now! 🙂
    Cheers! Joanne

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 11, 2014 at 3:00 am

      Thank you Joanne, the house smelled divine from the Apple and Cinnamon

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