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Applesauce Biscuits

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These Applesauce Biscuits are the perfect fall treat. They are easy to make, and they taste like little pillows of apple-y deliciousness. To make them, just mix some applesauce into the dough before you bake regular biscuits. 

Applesauce Biscuits are a great way to use up any leftover applesauce, and they freeze well, too. 

So make a batch today, and enjoy them all season long.

Homemade biscuits made with applesauce

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Ingredients for these Biscuits:

How Do You Make Applesauce Biscuits?

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Combine the egg, applesauce, cooled melted butter and sour cream; mix quickly with the dry ingredients. 
  • Move mixture onto a floured surface; knead lightly then roll out dough to 1/2−inch thickness.
  • Cut into 2−inch biscuits and arrange on a baking sheet. 
  • Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown

What Are Applesauce Biscuits?

Applesauce biscuits are a type of biscuit (a small, quick bread) made with applesauce. They are often leavened with baking soda or baking powder, and may also include ingredients such as flour, sugar, spices, and butter.

What Is The History of These Biscuits?

The first known recipe for applesauce biscuits appeared in an 18th-century cookbook from England. However, it is likely that these biscuits were being made long before this time. Applesauce has been used as a baking ingredient for centuries, and it is probable that early settlers in America brought the recipe with them when they came over from Europe.

How Are Applesauce Biscuits Made?

There are many different recipes for these biscuits, but most follow a similar basic procedure. The dry ingredients (flour, sugar, spices, etc.) are combined in a bowl, and the wet ingredients (applesauce and butter) are added to the mixture and stirred until everything is evenly combined. Then, the dough is scooped onto a baking sheet and baked in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Homemade biscuits made with applesauce

What Are Some Common Variations of Applesauce Biscuits?

One popular variation of this biscuit is to add raisins or other dried fruit to the dough before baking. Another variation is to top the unbaked biscuits with a streusel topping made with flour, sugar, butter, and spices. And yet another variation is to shape the dough into rolls before baking, resulting in a spiral-shaped biscuit. Regardless of the variations, applesauce biscuits are always delicious!

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These Biscuits are a delicious and easy treat that are perfect for any occasion. The idea for these biscuits likely came from the popularity of applesauce as a topping for pancakes and waffles. Applesauce is also a common ingredient in many fruit pies and cobblers. It is thought that the first recipes for Applesauce Biscuits appeared in the early 1800s. The popularity of Applesauce Biscuits has continued to grow, and they are now a staple at many bakeries and cafes. These biscuits are usually made with a simple biscuit dough that is mixed with applesauce, but there are many variations of the recipe. Some recipes call for adding spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg, while others include chopped nuts or dried fruits. No matter how they are made, Applesauce Biscuits are always soft, fluffy, and full of delicious apple flavor.

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Homemade biscuits made with applesauce

Applesauce Biscuits

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The Best Applesauce Biscuit You Will Ever Eat.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter,cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Combine the egg, applesauce, cooled melted butter and sour cream; mix quickly with the dry ingredients. 
  4. Move mixture onto a floured surface; knead lightly then roll out dough to 1/2−inch thickness.
  5. Cut into 2−inch biscuits and arrange on a baking sheet. 
  6. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden brown

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