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Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits Recipe: A Quick and Delicious Treat

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Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits

Skillet apple pie biscuits are an amazing way to bring the flavors of apple pie to your breakfast table. Using a cast iron skillet, these biscuits come out golden and crispy on the outside, while staying soft and sweet inside.

This easy recipe combines biscuits, brown sugar, cinnamon, and apples to create a delicious treat that’s perfect for any time of day. The aroma of baking biscuits mixed with cinnamon and sugar will fill your kitchen, making it hard to wait until they’re done.

You don’t need to be an expert baker to make these. Just follow my simple steps, and you’ll have a delightful dish that everyone will love. Enjoy the sweet taste of homemade apple pie biscuits without the fuss of making a full pie.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)


  • Use 1 can of refrigerated biscuit dough.
  • Substitute: Homemade biscuits if you prefer fresh dough.


  • 4 tablespoons of butter, melted.
  • Substitute: Margarine or coconut oil.

Sugar Mixture:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
  • Substitute: If you don’t have nutmeg, use apple pie spice.

(Optional if not using apple biscuits)

  • 2 small apples, peeled and diced.
  • Substitute: Pears or peaches for a different flavor.

Cast Iron Skillet:

  • 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Substitute: Any oven-safe skillet or baking dish.


Preheat your oven to 375°F.

Melt 1/3 cup of butter and brush all sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet with some of it.

In a small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg until well blended.

Dip each biscuit in the melted butter and sprinkle all sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Arrange the biscuits side by side in the skillet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Brush Butter Evenly: Make sure to brush melted butter on all sides of the skillet. This helps prevent sticking and adds flavor.

Coat Well: Dip each biscuit thoroughly in butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. This ensures even coating and a better taste.

**Use a Cast Iron Skillet: A 10-inch or 12-inch cast iron skillet works best because it distributes heat evenly.

Temperature: Preheat your oven to 375°F for perfectly baked biscuits.

Apple Choice: Firm apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp hold their shape and flavor well.

Cooling: Let the biscuits cool for a few minutes in the skillet before transferring them to a plate or wire rack. This helps set the glaze.

Storing: Keep leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

Reheating: To reheat, place the biscuits in a preheated 300°F oven for 5-10 minutes. This preserves their texture.

Freezing: You can freeze baked biscuits for up to a month. Wrap each biscuit in plastic wrap and store in a zip-top bag. Thaw and reheat as needed.

Feel free to get creative by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce on top. Enjoy your skillet apple pie biscuits!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Add Toppings:

  • Ice Cream: Serve your skillet apple pie biscuits with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of whipped cream on top is always a favorite.
  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle warm caramel sauce for extra sweetness.

Nutty Twist:

  • Pecans or Walnuts: Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the cinnamon sugar mix for a crunchy texture.

Fruit Variations:

  • Pears: Substitute apples with pears for a different flavor.
  • Mixed Berries: Add mixed berries to the biscuit topping for a tangy twist.

Spice It Up:

  • Pumpkin Spice: Replace the cinnamon and nutmeg with pumpkin spice for a fall-inspired version.
  • Ginger: Add a pinch of ground ginger for a little zing.

Savory Touch:

  • Cheddar Cheese: Try adding shredded cheddar cheese to the biscuit dough before baking for a sweet and savory combo.

Serving Ideas:

  1. Breakfast Treat: Serve these biscuits warm for a special weekend breakfast.
  2. Brunch Addition: Pair them with a savory quiche for a balanced brunch.
  3. Dessert Option: Serve as a delicious dessert after dinner.

Storage Tips:

  • Room Temperature: Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • Freezing: Freeze the biscuits for up to a month. Reheat in the oven before serving.
Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.