Air-Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits with Spiced Apple Butter

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


1 dozen

Updated: Jan. 07, 2023
A couple of years ago, one of my friend's parents made pumpkin biscuits for Thanksgiving. I was inspired by the innovative idea but wanted to add my own spin by topping the biscuits with apple butter. I have been experimenting with the air fryer recently and wanted to try to make bread in the machine. — Jessica Burke, Chandler, Arizona
Air-Fryer Pumpkin Biscuits with Spiced Apple Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • Apple butter, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 370°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add pumpkin; stir just until moistened.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. In batches, place in a single layer 1 in. apart in greased air fryer. Cook until golden brown, 7-9 minutes. If desired, serve with apple butter.
Apple Butter
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 168 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.