I just returned from visiting Green Mountain Coffee Roasters headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont, and this was the perfect time of year to visit. Fall is my favorite season, and it is definitely full on apple cider season. For my last shipment, I received Green Mountain Naturals which included apple cider. I decided it would be fun to come up with a recipe that uses apple cider like I did last year, and some delicious savory-sweet apple cider biscuits were the result.
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- ⅓ cup cold butter
- 6 ounces of apple cider (I made mine by brewing the Green Mountain Naturals Apple Cider over ice)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F).
- Combine the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and apple pie spice in a mixing bowl.
- Chop the butter into small chunks.
- Using a fork, combine the butter with the dry ingredients until it is crumbly.
- Pour in the apple cider slowly while mixing. You want the dough to be just moistened and form a ball.
- Roll until about ½ inch to an inch thick, then cut into biscuits. (Alternately, you can make drop biscuits by dropping spoons full of dough instead of cutting).
- Sprinkle cinnamon liberally (to taste) on the top of the biscuits.
- Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes (until tops are golden).
- Allow to cool. Serve with butter, apple butter or applesauce.
And while we are talking fall and Green Mountain Coffee, here is a slideshow of images from my visit to Vermont.
The author is a compensated Your Perfect Cup™ K-Cup® Ambassador. Photos © Kelby Carr.