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Upside-Down Orange Biscuits Recipe

Upside-Down Orange Biscuits Recipe

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. YIELD: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 or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel


  • 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 to 12 times. 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. Combine topping ingredients; pour over biscuits. Bake at 450° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan 5 minutes; invert onto a platter and serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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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