Cheddar and Apple Biscuits

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Acidulated Water – Keep your cut apples in a bowl of water (with a hint of lemon juice). The lemon juice will slightly add acid which helps the apples from turning brown.

Yield: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • BISCUITS
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sift before measuring
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup milk plus a little milk for brushing tops

Directions

  1. Peel, core and dice apples. Try to keep the size of the dice even.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in apples.
  3. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add apples and cook until apples are soft and caramelized. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, cut in butter.
  5. Stir in shredded cheese, and milk. Mix together lightly with a fork, just until moistened.
  6. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times, until smooth. Roll out about 3/4-inch thick.
  7. Cut rounds and place on a greased and floured baking sheet. Press down center of biscuits with the back of a soup spoon, and fill with apple mixture.
  8. Brush tops with milk; bake at 400° 20 to 25 minutes, until browned.
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