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
makes 12 biscuits
  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and large diced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar + 2 Tbsp reserved
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 large biscuits (I used canned but not flaky layers)
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐ
  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, ½ cup light brown sugar, cinnamon and ¼ 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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Averie @ Averie Cooks

Holy moly this looks amazing! Talk about perfect comfort food! I love the glaze pour shot, too. Wish I could do that without getting glaze everywhere except where it’s supposed to go ๐Ÿ™‚ Love this one! pinned


Looks amazingโ€ฆ will try soon

Artist Elaine

Sounds absolutely wonderful! Since I love cinnamon with apple anything – and it’s so good for you – the only change I would make is to add a generous amount of cinnamon to those apples!

Artist Elaine

Oops, in looking at the actual recipe rather than just at your pictorial, I see there is cinnamon-although I would probably double it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Oh I just love making things in my skillet – this recipe look fantastic! I cant wait to try!


Oh, these sound soooooo good!! I am looking forward to trying this recipe for my brother. He would love these. Thank you.
Blessings dear. Catherine


Granny Smith’s were just added to today’s shopping list. Can’t wait to try these!

Laura @ Laura

Another reason why I need to get a cast iron skillet! Looks amazing!

Cookbook Queen

Completely DYING over these! Why aren’t you ever around Arkansas at breakfast time? I could use some of these ๐Ÿ™‚


I shouldn’t be reading this post! Now I am craving these biscuits like mad!

Heather @ Shards of Lavender

Oh goodness, this is definitely a great way to start the day! What could be better than biscuits and apples cooked in a skillet and smothered by glaze?

Ann @ PersnicketyBiscuit

These look amazing!

Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog

Mmmmm … I can smell these baking!! And they sound SO easy to make, that’s my kind of recipe!!

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

These look incredible! Thanks so much for the recipe. I’m a bit of an overachiever so I will make homemade biscuits, but it is nice to have the option of canned. Pinning this now – thanks, again!


I no longer have a cast iron skillet. Can I use a heavy, short sided stainless steel pot instead?


Ya killin me girl!

Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

I’m dying of happiness just LOOKING at this! LOVE!

Valerie Clark

I will use a 9×13″ cake pan.


Ok these look FABULOUS! I am way too excited to make these!


Dear I can’t understand which buscuits you have use in it

bridget {bake at 350}

So smart…and so perfect for fall!

Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

I am dying to try these biscuits! I love baking desserts in my skillet! Pinned!

Artist Elaine

Now that I’m ready to try this, the actual recipe is missing from this blog post. Darn!


when you find the recipe on the blog I usually share it to my email that way I don’t lose it or I print it off of my computer but I don’t have internet on my computer right now so I’ve been using my phone I just send it to my email that way I have it saved


going to try these as soon as I get me a cast iron skillet I had one but it came up missing!! Just got done baking the Caramel apple cheesecake bars, can’t wait to try them!!!!

Alyssa @ Piece of Home

Yum! Oh man, this just just what I had in mind today… But it’s Thursday… Maybe I’ll make it for the weekend! Or do I have to have an excuse?? Thanks for sharing, Shelly! I’ll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

Jessi @ Our Midwest Nest

Oh my gosh – these look incredible! We are making a trip to the apple orchard next Saturday. I know what’s on the docket for Sunday!


Hi! So I just made this beautiful dish this morning and it was EXCELLENT! My husband absolutely loved it and there wasn’t a speck of crumbs on his plate! I modified the recipe just a tiny bit by adding more cinnamon (which I think I will double next time), 2 apples ( next time I’ll use 4), and I sprinkled diced almonds on top mixed with the brown sugar. Overall, it’s a fantastic recipe and I will make this for the family Christmas Eve dinner!


i live in the U K so please could someone give me a biscuit recipe please .
No frozen dough available her


Serve warm or immediately? In other words stuff them ALL DOWN MY OWN THROAT is more like it! These look and sound amazing!I think I will add cream cheese to the icing, and triple the cinnamon. (I AM AN ADDICT )


The biscuits she is using come in a can that is normally found in the refrigeratored dairy section. They aren’t frozen biscuits.


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


Anyone try it with canned pie filling?


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


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


@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.


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?


Amazing recipe, gonna try it this weekend,thnx


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!!!


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.


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 8ร—11 baking dish. Worked perfectly. Delish!


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.


Can these be made with cinnamon rolls instead of biscuits?


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

carol ann

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


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.


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.


What does “pf” light brown sugar mean?


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