Savory, flaky, buttery biscuits loaded with apples, bacon, cheddar, and black pepper

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Bacon Apple Cheddar Biscuits
Savory, flaky, buttery biscuits loaded with apples, bacon, cheddar, and black pepper
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
biscuits
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prep work: Measure out 6 tbsp of butter and put it in the freezer for at least 20-30 minutes. Cook the bacon and roughly chop, set aside. Peel, core and chop the apple. Grate the cheddar cheese and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to combine
  4. Take the butter out of the freezer and grate it directly into the flour mixture. Using a fork, or your fingers, work the butter into the flour until a coarse mixture forms. Work it as little as possible so the butter doesn't melt
  5. Stir in the rosemary, apple, bacon, and cheese. Add 1 cup + 3 tbsp cream (reserve 1 tbsp). Stir with a fork until a messy, sticky mixture forms
  6. Turn the mixture out on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough until a dough forms (fold over 6-7 times). Work the flour as little as possible to form the dough
  7. Pat down into a 1" thick round and cut into biscuits using a cookie cutter or the mouth of a glass. Alternately, you can also cut it up like scones
  8. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, brush each one with a little of the remaining cream, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown
  9. These biscuits can be frozen for up to 1 week. To defrost, simply keep in the fridge overnight and toast well before serving