The next best thing to soup season, is things-to-eat-with-soup season! These easy cheddar apple drop biscuits make a perfect side for any bowl of soup, or lovely just eaten out of hand with butter any time.
I love biscuits of any sort, especially next to a big bowl of warm, homemade soup. In my house, soup is often dinner and adding biscuits helps to make it hearty enough to satisfy my husband’s appetite.
These easy cheddar and apple biscuits are a favourite. They are quick to whip up and full of flavour. They are especially nice with soups like butternut squash. Of course, you don’t need to pair them with soup. They are delicious eaten out of hand with just a pat of butter. Or slice them and use them for mini sandwiches!
Be sure to use an extra-sharp cheddar cheese and a firm, flavourful apple for best results. I didn’t have either green onion or parsley on hand when I baked up this batch of biscuits, but a bit of either finely chopped, adds nice colour.
Get the Recipe: Easy Cheddar Apple Drop Biscuits
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter, cold, cubed
- 1 cup extra-old Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup apple, peeled, cored, grated
- 2 Tbsp green onion, chopped, or parsley (optional)
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 425° F.
- In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. Stir in Cheddar, apple and green onions. Using a fork, stir in milk to form a ragged dough.
- Drop by 1/4 cup mounds, 1 1/2 inches apart, onto parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet. Bake in 425° oven until lightly browned, 13 to 15 minutes.
Just made a batch to accompany your Chicken Paprikash soup. They almost did not make it to the lunch table!Just out of the oven with butter is too good to be true.
I have never made biscuits before so I followed your recipe faithfully. The subtle taste combination is delicious either alone or with soup.
Thank you for all your recommendations, ideas, and recipes.
Hi Carole Ann and I’m so glad you tried these! I love the cheddar apple combination, too :) Thanks so much!
Just made a batch to have with our homemade chicken vegetable soup tonight..I didnt add green onions but I did put in a sprinkle of cinnamon..amazing smell ..will get back after we eat them tonight..
Made these biscuits to go with your roasted squash soup. So good! And easy!
It was decided that these would become a regular accompaniment to soup.
These are so perfect with the butternut soup (and any soup, as you say!). Thanks :)
I love the flavors in these biscuits!
Thanks Jennifer! :)
Cheddar apple is such a perfect pairing, love these biscuits!
Thanks Laura :)
These would so so dangerous for me to have around, I’d devour them hot from the oven :)
Thanks Sue. They are indeed hard to resist hot from the oven :)
Jennifer, these look wonderful, so crisp and golden. The flavors of cheddar and apple are so complimentary and favorites of ours. I will pair these with my next pot of soup!
Thanks Chris. Enjoy! :)
I cannot wait to make my next pot of soup Jennifer because I’ll definitely be serving these alongside! They sound delicious!
Thanks so much, Mary Ann :)
Oh my, they look wonderful.
Thanks Amy :)
Biscuits are really the best! I’ve never tried cheddar and apple together but I’m sure the flavor is amazing. I will be making tons of soups in December and January (they are literally like the soup months) so I’m looking forward to whipping these up!
Thanks Linda. I think you will love this combination. It’s subtle but oh so lovely together.
Jennifer, your blog has quickly become my absolute favorite since I recently discovered it on accident. I get giddy with delight when I see you in my inbox! :) My husband is the biscuit lover but I believe I may be the one in love with this recipe. Who doesn’t love savory and sweet? This panhandle Floridian may have to acquire a copy of “The Ultimate Cookbook” and a subscription to Canadian Living!
Stay warm, y’all. Our Thanksgiving will be in the 70’s!
Thanks so much, Lori :) Enjoy the biscuits and have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m totally jealous of your 70’s weather. We’re topping out in the 30’s around here these days.
Totally with you. The biscuits that actually go WITH the soup are the best! Love this apple + cheddar combo!
Thanks Katrina. These were such tasty little treats and we enjoyed them a pot of roasted Butternut soup!
These are perfectly wonderful Jennifer! Apple and cheddar – so perfect and you are right – with a bowl of soup or just because you passed through the kitchen. Thank you for this lovely recipe. Hope you are well and staying warm!
Thanks Tricia. Trying to stay warm here but the snow is hampering those plans (makes me cold just looking at it :) Feeling better every day though, which is good!