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.
Wow! These look great! My family will appreciate these whether I make them for breakfast or dessert. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Liz for stopping by! We love them any time of the day!!
Bethany McAmish says
I’ve made this several times now and my family keeps asking for more! It’s so easy and with just a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s heavan!
I’ll never make an apple pie again!
I’m glad you enjoy it! It’s one of our favorites too