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Apple Cider Biscuits

My family enjoys these tender, flaky biscuits warm from the oven. We have a lot of apple trees, so we're always looking for apple recipes. This is a tasty way to use some of our cider. —Harriet Stichter, Milford, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Honey, optional


  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cider just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times.
  • Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with cinnamon; pierce tops of biscuits with a fork.
  • Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. If desired, serve with honey.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 131 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Payton
    Oct 11, 2020

    Easy to make, but husband who is a human garbage disposal said they lacked flavor. Might have been better if apple cider had been reduced to be more concentrated

  • cat
    Oct 10, 2020

    i know you shouldn't submit a "review" if you haven't made the recipe, but i never get back to submitting a review! anyway, my thought on these biscuits is that they could be like little strawberry shortcakes - only stuffed with minced sautéed apples! and served with vanilla ice cream - yes, mini apple pies!

  • mariegel
    Mar 1, 2015

    I made a couple of modifications to this recipe. I had apple juice on hand and substituted that for the apple cider. I also added the cinnamon to the dry ingredients instead of sprinkling them on the biscuits. They tasted like apple pie!

  • jjhmb
    Nov 8, 2013

    Yummy! I made these into a more savoury biscuit to accompany Cider Turkey Soup; I omitted the cinnamon and instead stirred 1 Teas. dried Summer Savoury into the dry ingredients. Found these not to be as tender as biscuits that contain dairy, but tasty none the less! Will definitely make again.

  • kennedy22
    Oct 15, 2013

    Absolutely awesome!! Really moist and tasty .... served them with the caramel apple jam (recipe from this site too) ... A keeper!!