These Skillet Apple Pie Biscuit recipe will quickly become a family favorite. All of the flavors you love in apple pie but with biscuits and a sweet glaze on each and every one of the apple pie biscuits.
I’m not sure where the “easy as apple pie” phrase originated or what it was referring to; but this recipe is just that – easy as pie to make. That is; when you follow the directions. I had everything ready to make this recipe, using store-bought biscuits in the can, and then it all went wrong – the first time I made them. They were still very yummy to eat but presentation-wise, it was not a pretty sight. I went wrong with the melting the butter part – I assumed I could melt the butter in the skillet as I did with these delicious Blueberry Skillet Biscuits. Ha! No.
So the second attempt, I made sure I didn’t assume anything! Then, as the phrase goes, it was “easy as pie” to make these Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits. I choose to use the canned biscuits because I had them and well, why not. You most certainly can make your own from-scratch biscuits and use those in the recipe.
I love the fact this recipe can be made in a skillet, even though I do not own a cast iron one. My 10-inch Calphalon oven-safe skillet worked wonderfully though. You could also use a 9-inch cake pan to make these. Whatever vessel you choose to bake this dessert in, the result will be the same, yummy! Oh, and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on to of the warm biscuits for an even more delicious taste.
Skillet Apple Pie Biscuits
- 1 can of 8 buttermilk biscuits not the Grands variety
- 1 [21 oz] can premium apple pie filling
- 1 stick [1/2 cup] unsalted butter melted
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup walnut or pecan pieces [optional]
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Melt the butter in a small microwavable bowl and brush on all sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended.
- Dip each biscuit in the melted butter, and sprinkle all sides with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Place into skillet with sides touching.
- Pour the apple pie filling into a medium bowl and cut the apples into smaller pieces. Mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Pour over the biscuits and spread evenly.
- Pour the remaining butter over all and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and puffy.
- Mix together the ingredients for the glaze. Drizzle on top.
- Serve warm.