Apple Pie Biscuits {#bakingbootcamp}

You guys! I’m going to meet Joy the Baker!!!!

Now, I want you to go back and say that sentence again using your best Oprah voice. Because that’s how I’m saying it in my head. And we all need to be united in my level of excitement.

Here’s how this is going down. Joy is teaching an upcoming class at the King Arthur Flour Baking Education Center. As soon as I saw the advertisement for the class, I jumped all over it. Obviously it was going to sell out fast, so I did not hesitate for a micro-second to click the purchase button. I knew I would be traveling to New England during the month of October (because fall in New England is THE BEST) and I decided that I had to make this happen as part of the trip. So yeah!

Side note: Did you know that I used to live less than a mile from the King Arthur Flour flagship store in Vermont? I would walk there all the time and shop my little heart out. Yup. That’s real life.

I couldn’t be more giddy about the whole thing. Joy is such an amazingly talented baker, cook and business lady. And she is so genuine. She connects incredibly well with her audience through her down to earth writing and podcasting style. I feel like we are all ready friends. I can’t wait to meet her in person!

So to prepare myself, I decided to make Joy’s Apple Pie Biscuits as part of her Baking Bootcamp series with King Arthur Flour. Each challenge in the series is a recipe that highlights a specific King Arthur Flour product. It’s a fun way to get out of your comfort zone and I love feeling like I’m simultaneously baking with so many other people in their kitchens all across the country.

I think you all need these biscuits in your life. They have all the deliciousness of a biscuit, with the added pleasure of spiced apple slices stuffed in the middle. Fall breakfast heaven right here.

Now, you can keep scrolling down and find the recipe for these biscuits. Follow it and you will make amazing biscuits. BUT, I really encourage you to check out Joy’s site because she has a photograph for every.single.step of the whole process. If you have any anxiety about biscuit making, her instructions and step-by-step guide are a must.

Happy baking and can’t wait to tell you all about how awesome Joy is (but you already knew that!).



Recipe from Joy the Baker

Apple Pie Biscuits {#bakingbootcamp}

Yield: Makes one dozen

Apple Pie Biscuits {#bakingbootcamp}


  • For the Apple Filling
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 apple (Fuji or Braeburn are good choices), peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • For the Biscuit Dough
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cups cold buttermilk
  • All-purpose flour for rolling out the dough

  • For the Topping
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. Make the apple filling. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the apple slices, brown sugar and cinnamon, tossing to coat the apple slices. Cook for 2-4 minutes, stirring occasional. The apples will still be a bit firm, which is what you want. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Make the biscuit dough. Add the self-rising flour to a large bowl. Add the cold butter cubes and use your fingers to squeeze the butter into the flour until the butter is the size of small peas. Stir in the sugar. Create a well in the center of the mixture. Add the buttermilk, starting with 2/3 of a cup, and stir the mixture together until you have a moist, shaggy dough. If your dough is dry, you can add a little more buttermilk, not to exceed 3/4 cups total.
  4. Generously dust your countertop with all-purpose flour. Dump the biscuit dough out onto your countertop and shape it into a small rectangle. Using a rolling pin, roll it into a larger rectangle, about 7 X 10-inches in size. Lay the apple slices over one half of the biscuit dough. Fold the second side of the dough over top of the apples. Press the edges together with your finger to seal them. Using the palms of your hands, pat the dough back into a rectangle, if necessary.
  5. Use a sharp knife (you can flour it if things are getting sticky), cut the rectangle in 12 pieces. Carefully transfer the biscuits to your parchment paper-lined baking sheet, using a spatula to help you lift them if necessary.
  6. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the beaten egg. In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients for the topping and evenly sprinkle it over the biscuits. Transfer to your pre-heated oven and bake for 12-14 minutes. The biscuits should be puffed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Biscuits can be enjoyed slightly warm. Or cool them completely and store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

33 comments on “Apple Pie Biscuits {#bakingbootcamp}”

  1. Oh my these look insanely good. I am so jealous that you can go to the class. I used to live in New Hampshire but never took advantage of the fact that I was so close to King Arthur, D’oh!

  2. I still haven’t made these, but maybe this weekend! They look so inviting. I can’t think of much better than King Arthur flour class with Joy the Bake and Fall colours!!

  3. How exciting! I am squealing with delight for you… lucky you! #SoJelly 😉

  4. Sounds like you’ll have a blast, Liz! Can’t wait to hear about it. And these biscuits look amazing! Pinned!

  5. These are so cute! And delicious I’m sure! Can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  6. How exciting, Liz!! I’d be all over that too. I have Joys first cookbook and follow her blog — so great! Tell us all about it so I can live vicariously through you, ok? And these biscuits look amazing!

  7. So jealous! Wish I lived closer! I’m drooling at that sounds of this, I can already tell the trip will be incredible!

    • Thanks, Jess! I’m super happy that I’ll back in New England for the fall and that I’m able to fit in meeting Joy!

  8. These look amazing and so delicious! Can’t wait to hear about your trip and experience! Enjoy!

  9. That is SO exciting! She’s so talented and one of the bloggers I follow. You’re going to have a blast! Plus Vermont? It’s probably gorge right now!

    • I’m really looking forward to the beautiful foliage. Washington has some, but it’s not as spectacular as New England. I’ll be happy to be back during such a gorgeous time of year.

  10. OH MY GOD I’M SO JEALOUS! I’m coming home to Boston that weekend and I WISH I could’ve gotten a ticket before it was waitlisted. Also doubly jealous that you used to live right by KAF. Ugh. Please photograph everything and tell us all about it!

    • I’ll be sure to document/brag about the whole thing! Sorry you got waitlisted :-(. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

  11. That is so cool that you’re going to meet Joy the Baker!!! I bet it will be amazing! October in Vermont is also a nice added bonus 🙂 These apple pie biscuits look like a delicious way to prep for the class 🙂

    • Thanks, Karen. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been back East in October, so I’m really looking forward to it!

  12. Pie and biscuits in one! Delicious!

  13. Thank you really for this recipe, now I want to try it, looks so delicious 🙂

  14. What I would do for a batch of these right now!!

  15. This recipe looks so comforting and perfect for the current Jersey weather. I cannot wait to make these! Happy Sunday, Liz 🙂

  16. Oh my gosh I’m so jealous! I saw the class and hesitated to buy and then it was too late by the time I kicked myself again. Have fun and take lots of pics with her. Love her!! Ok these biscuits are just fabulous!!

    • I feel as giddy as a school girl! I’m so excited to be meeting Joy! I will certainly take pictures and brag about it :-).

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