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
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
- 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 is 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 in 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 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 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 and 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.