Upside-Down Orange Biscuits Recipe
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Upside-Down Orange Biscuits Recipe

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From Mendota, Illinois, Kim Marie Van Rheenen guarantees that "The aroma of these baking is enough to get even the soundest sleeper out of bed!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10-12 times.
  2. Roll into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Spread with butter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting from the short side. Cut into 12 equal slices. Place, cut side down, in a greased 9-in. round baking pan.
  3. Combine topping ingredients; pour over biscuits. Bake at 450° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan 5 minutes; invert onto a platter and serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Upside-Down Orange Biscuits in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p45

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caparmenter User ID: 1068666 6189
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Make sure you put a drip pan underneath these! I ended up with a gooey mess on the bottom of my oven when they bubbled over. Quite a bit of work, but good flavor."

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