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Apple Cheddar Scallion Biscuits

For me, apple picking officially marks the beginning of fall. I love being outside in the warm sunshine, climbing apple trees and collecting the best apples for fall baking. I don’t do much baking in the summer because of the heat, so I get super excited when fall arrives. My love of cooking started with baking so it is kind of sentimental to me. I came up with this recipe because I have so many scallions from my local CSA (Shout out to City Green!) I decided I wanted to make cheddar scallion biscuits, but with a fall twist. These sweet and savory biscuits taste great topped with some honey butter. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 9

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons sea salt
  • 14 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
  • ½ cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 cold egg
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup honey crisp apple, small dice
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • Coarse sea salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare a sheet tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Put 2 cups of flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor.  Pulse a few times to incorporate.
  • Add the butter, pulsing until the butter is the size of peas.
  • Combine the buttermilk and egg in a small measuring cup and beat lightly.  Add the scallions.
  • Slowly add the buttermilk mixture and pulse just until combined.  You do not want to over mix!
  • Now add the cheese, pulsing once or twice, again being careful not to over mix. Finally add the apples, and pulse once or twice, just to combine.
  • Dump the dough onto a floured surface and knead lightly about 2 times.  Roll the dough out into a square until it is about 2 inches thick. With a sharp, floured knife, cut the dough lengthwise in thirds and then across in thirds, making 9 squares. Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Brush the tops and sides with the beaten egg and water mixture, then sprinkle lightly with some sea salt.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, until the tops are golden and the biscuits are cooked through.