Skillet Apple Biscuits

Skillet Apple Biscuits...a simple twist on biscuits that make them EXTRA SPECIAL!

These Skillet Apple Biscuits are so easy and delicious! I used canned biscuits to save time. These are a crowd pleaser for sure!

I am so excited to share today’s recipe with you.

First off, there are apples involved. And we’re pretty much knee deep in apple season, aren’t we?

Secondly it’s made in a skillet. My favorite.

Thirdly there is a sugary, creamy glazy all up on that joint, which basically makes me weak in the knees.

They are Skillet Apple Biscuits and they are fantfreakingtastic.

Skillet Apple Biscuits. So easy and SO SO good! I used canned biscuits!

I will start by saying that I used canned biscuits here. Yes I did.

If you don’t want to, no problemo…just make your own biscuits. Everybody loves an overachiever…ahem.

Next, when you’ve made peace with your biscuit station in life grab you some Granny Smiths.

Large dice ’em up…


Then mix in some butter, heavy cream, sugar etc and cook those apples to make a quick apple pie filling-type mixture.


Grab your skillet…I used my largest one, it’s a 10 incher. And place 12 biscuits in there. I had to overlap them a bit.

If you only have a 9″ skillet just use a few less biscuits. It will be fine I swear. You won’t have to change the amount of apple mixture or anything. This is easy baking today, people.


Also, if you are using the canned biscuits don’t buy the “flaky layers” ones. Just the regular Southern or buttermilk ones will do.

Once you have them in your pan top them with your apple mixture…then a little bit more brown sugar and bake until they are puffy and golden brown…


Ok, now for the bestest part. The sugary, creamy glaze that makes life worth living…

It’s just heavy cream and powdered sugar. Stir it up and drizzle it alllllll over.

Skillet Apple Biscuits. Sweet, sticky and simple! The perfect fall breakfast!

And you should probably serve it warm. And eat it immediately.

And then die of happiness.

Simple Skillet Apple Biscuits. The perfect way to use up those apples!



Skillet Apple Biscuits

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes 12 biscuits


  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and large diced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar + 2 Tbsp reserved
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 large biscuits (I used canned but not flaky layers)


  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease a large (10″) cast iron skillet with butter, set aside.
  3. Put diced apples into a medium sauce pan and sprinkle with lemon juice, stirring to coat. Add in 3 Tbsp butter and heavy cream. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl whisk together flour, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, cinnamon and 1/4 tsp salt. Add this to apples and stir to coat. Heat mixture over medium low heat until apples soften and a thick sauce is created, stirring frequently, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Place biscuits in pan, completely covering bottom and overlapping slightly, if need be.
  6. Pour apple mixture evenly o top of biscuits and sprinkle with reserved 2 Tbsp of light brown sugar.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.


  1. Mix powdered sugar and heavy cream in a small bowl until smooth and drizzle on top of biscuits.
  2. Serve warm.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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November 6, 2016 8:40 am

I make this every year after we go apple picking in the Fall. I absolutely love this recipe.

October 31, 2016 1:15 am

What does “pf” light brown sugar mean?

October 10, 2016 12:42 pm

These are delicious! Sweet enough without the glaze topping. Made them with buttermilk biscuits; never did get the top of the biscuits to cook, but the inside cooked normally.

March 21, 2016 5:23 pm

What about using homemade apple pie filling instead? Sounds like that’s what it may be (apple mixture). Looks wonderful and a great way to use the iron skillet! What’s the clean up look like? I’m new to CIS cooking.

June 12, 2015 9:09 pm

Can these be made with cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits?

April 14, 2016 7:36 pm
Reply to  Jane

I know this is a really old comment…But you are a genius.

carol ann
August 29, 2016 9:54 am
Reply to  Jane

Jane, did you try the cinnamon rolls as a crust instead of biscuits?

April 26, 2015 11:59 am

Made this for brunch and it was a hit! This recipe is fabulous, and quick and easy! Reminds me of apple pie. I will definitely be making this again, but may try the addition of pecans as one reader suggested but it was delicious without them. Thanks for the great recipe.

April 6, 2015 3:36 pm

I made this for brunch and even my picky husband raved about this. The only changes I made was I added a tsp vanilla extract to the apples, and after removing the biscuits from the oven and pouring the glaze, i sprinkled some chopped pecans that i had toasted on the stove with a pat of butter. And i used 12 refrigerated biscuits and an 8×11 baking dish. Worked perfectly. Delish!

March 29, 2015 6:42 pm

I’m in Australia and am wondering after reading a few biscuit recipes like this- what kind of biscuit are you talking about?? If I was to make these biscuits in this recipe what ingredients do you use? This looks amazeballs!!!

June 14, 2016 1:42 pm
Reply to  Jojo

You can make your own biscuits with flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, shortening and buttermilk or you can use self rising flour (if available) and omit the salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Just google a recipe for buttermilk biscuits.

March 27, 2015 5:30 am

Amazing recipe, gonna try it this weekend,thnx

March 25, 2015 2:01 pm

What exactly are canned biscuits? We don’t have anything like that in South Africa. I would love to try this recipe! Is there a substitute I can use?

March 25, 2015 6:10 am

@Gigi and Enas, if you are non-American like myself, the closest substitute or equivalent of the American Biscuit is what we call Scones. From the recipe you can guage that its actual prebaked scones and not the raw dough used.

March 24, 2015 5:04 am

i live in swaziland have no idea what canned biscuits are please assist with a replacement or a recipe for the biscuits

March 24, 2015 12:25 am

So you just pour the heavy cream and don’t mix it correct? Just stir it with the sugar? I love the flaky buttermilk bisquits, is there a reason you say not to use them? Thanks, Alicia

March 23, 2015 11:56 pm

Anyone try it with canned pie filling?

March 22, 2015 9:04 am

what kind of biscuits is this? it seems like a batter not biscuits, i appreciate your help

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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