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Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter Recipe

Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter Glaze on a plate.

Biscuits are wonderful quick breads that are quite popular in the Southern United States. They are often made of a simple white flour dough and feature plenty of butter and buttermilk. However, once you have mastered the basic biscuit recipe, there is no reason to stop there in your culinary adventures.

Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter Glaze on a plate.

Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter

April Freeman
What tastes more like fall than apples and the delicious spices that make apple pie great? This recipe for Apple Biscuits with Honey Butter Glaze is lightly sweetened and has all the goodness of apple pie in a tasty, soft and tender biscuit.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 10 Biscuits


  • Oven
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Baking Sheet


Apple Biscuits Ingredients

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Ground cloves
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Cold butter
  • 1 Small apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk

Honey Butter Glaze Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • tsp Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves along with the sugar. Add the apple into the mixture, tossing it to coat it with flour.
  • Use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the mixture. It will be helpful if you slice the butter into pats of about ½ tablespoon each before you try to cut the butter into the mixture. Continue cutting the butter in until the mixture is studded with tiny crumbs of butter. It should resemble cornmeal.
    A bowl of flour with apples.
  • Slowly drizzle the buttermilk into the butter and flour mixture, stirring with a rubber spatula. Start with about half of the buttermilk and then stir. Then begin slowly adding more. Stop adding buttermilk when the mixture is completely moistened and no dry areas linger in the mixture. Do not use an electric mixer or beat the mixture quickly with a spoon. Careful handling will help keep your biscuits tender and soft.
    A mixture of flour on a bowl and a spoon.
  • When the buttermilk is fully incorporated, turn the mixture out onto a heavily floured surface. Shape the dough into a disc and lightly roll it out to 1 inch thickness. Use biscuit cutters to cut the dough into biscuits. Place them on a baking sheet.
  • Put the baking sheet into the oven and bake the biscuits for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are a light golden brown.
  • While the biscuits are baking, you can make the honey butter glaze. Add the butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter and use a wire whisk to incorporate the honey and the salt. Stir well until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Brush the honey butter mixture on the tops of the warm biscuits. Serve the biscuits warm. Keep leftovers in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Before eating leftover biscuits, allow them to come to room temperature or warm in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.
    Apple Biscuits With Honey Butter Glaze on a plate.


If you are adventurous and creative, you can take the basic buttermilk biscuit recipe and create endless variations. Sometimes people go savory with their biscuits, adding things like chives, onion, cheese, and ham or bacon. Other times, people lean toward the sweet side of the spectrum, including favorites like apples, cinnamon, and other spicy goodies. Every variation is tasty and will be a perfect accompaniment for breakfast, brunch, or even afternoon tea. Our recipe for Apple Biscuits with Honey Butter Glaze is one of the sweet variations.
Honey butter is a classic spread that many people use on various types of bread. It is exactly what it sounds like--a mixture of honey and butter that can be spread on anything that you wish. Pancakes, bagels, toast, rolls, muffins and, of course, biscuits, are all made better by the addition of a thin layer of honey butter.
There are multiple ways to create honey butter. If you want to make a batch of honey butter to keep in your kitchen to spread on your snacks, it is very simple. Just beat a stick of softened butter with an electric mixer until it is light and fluffy. Add a quarter cup of honey and a half teaspoon of salt. Beat it again until it is completely mixed. Scoop the honey butter into a mason jar and cap it with an airtight lid. Keep the honey butter in the refrigerator. When you plan on eating it, let it sit out on the counter for about an hour to come to room temperature so that it is easier to spread.When you want to use the honey butter, simply dip your knife into it and slather it on your bread. It makes excellent toppings for many kinds of breads.
Because our honey butter is brushed onto the hot biscuits, we make it a bit differently. The mixture is melted together and kept in a liquid state before being brushed onto the biscuits. If you have a bit of extra after you brush the honey butter onto the biscuits, feel free to stash it in a jar in the fridge for using later.

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