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Herbed Apple & Bacon Biscuits

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Makes: 12 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 625 mL
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 15 mL
  • ½ tsp baking soda 2 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 125 mL
  • 2 Empire or Northern Spy apples, cored, peeled and diced
  • 6 slices Sensations by Compliments Applewood Bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh thyme 10 mL
  • 1 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing 250 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚F (200°C). In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture using pastry-blender or rubbed with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add apples, bacon and thyme; toss to combine.

  • Step 2

    Pour in buttermilk. Stir just until moistened. Do not overwork dough. Transfer to lightly floured board. Gently knead just until dough comes together. Pat into 1-in. (2.5-cm) thick slab. Using 2.5-in. (6-cm) round cutter, cut rounds; re-roll scraps and cut again for total of 12 biscuits.

  • Step 3

    Place biscuits 2-in. (5 cm) apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Brush tops lightly with buttermilk. Bake 15 to 18 min. until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Baked biscuits can be cooled, wrapped tightly and frozen up to 1 month, before thawing and warming to serve.)

Tip

Substitute bacon with 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 biscuit)
  • Calories 210
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Carbs 26 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 330 mg