Around Christmastime last year, I made some cheese biscuits. Those cheese biscuits are by far the most requested baked good for me to bake at my house. They disappear within a day. They are seriously THAT GOOD. I didn't think I could ever top that recipe.
I saw some apple and cheddar cheese scones being sold at a coffee shop where I get my usual coffee and chocolate croissant, and I thought OH MY GOD! I could make that!! Not the chocolate croissant..I made croissants once before, but they took SO long! I need something quick and easy to make on a weekday.
So here we go. My very own apple cheddar cheese scones... or biscuits?
I just googled the difference between scones and biscuits, and from what I've gathered, I would classify these as biscuits.
But whatever you call them, there is no arguing that these are some pretty tasty hunks of food if I do say so myself.
Apple Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
What you'll need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and cubed
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt sugar baking powder and cream of tartar. Pour into a food processor, and add the shortening. Pulse to mix until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Stir in the cheese with a fork. Mix in the milk until fully combined. Fold in the apples.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface, and flatten into a rectangular shape. Cut the dough into squares.
- Place the dough onto a ungreased baking sheet, and bake for around 15 minutes, or until golden brown.