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Apple Butter Angel Biscuits

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 biscuits


Flaky and Light Biscuits


1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2-teaspoon baking powder
1/2-teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup
apple butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 tablespoons turbinado sugar


  1. In a small bowl, stir yeast in warm water (105- 115F.) to dissolve it; set aside. 
  2. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  
  3. Cut butter into cubes. Scatter the butter over the flour mixture and cut in with a pastry blender (or rub together with your fingers) until the butter is the size of small peas.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the apple butter and buttermilk.  Add the buttermilk mixture and the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until the ingredients are moistened.  
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour or as long as overnight.
  6. Heat the oven to 450º F.  Line a 9-10-round baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.  Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead 4-5 times.  Roll or pat the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch.  Cut the dough with a 2-inch floured cutter using a straight up and down motion; don’t twist the cutter.  Cut out as many biscuits as you can.  
  8. Fit as many biscuits in the baking pan as you can with just a slight space between them.  You can also put them side-by-side on a baking sheet.
  9. Gather the remaining dough scraps, then gently roll out the dough again. Cut out the remaining biscuits and place on the baking sheet.
  10. Brush tops with heavy cream. Sprinkle with sugar.
  11. Bake biscuits until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.  
  12. As soon as the biscuits come out of the oven, brush the tops with the melted butter.  
  13. Serve warm with butter and apple butter. 




turbinado sugar is also known as Demerara sugar or “sugar in the raw”

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: yeast breads
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: yeast, biscuits, apple, apple butter, breakfast, overnight, brunch