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Pumpkin Biscuits {with Pecan-Honey Butter}

Celebrate the flavors of fall, even in your biscuits!  Pumpkin Biscuits are made even extra scrumptious with a smear of Pecan-Honey Butter.
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Pumpkin Biscuits ~ Celebrate the flavors of fall, even in your biscuits!  Pumpkin Biscuits are made extra scrumptious with a smear of Pecan-Honey Butter, too.


Happy Fall, everyone!  The gorgeous days of Fall are here.  And along with those gorgeous days of Fall come all the fabulous flavors that inspire us this time of year, too.

I must say, right along with so many others, I love fall flavors.  Apple ... cinnamon ... ginger ... caramel ... cranberry ... pear ... I love them all.  But my absolute favorite fall flavor, by far?  Pumpkin.  And it seems I'm not alone in that.

Pumpkin recipes are exploding all over blogland.  Not that I mind, because as I said, I love the stuff.   And I don't think most of you mind, either!  There are so many ways to enjoy the pumpkin deliciousness, like in my all-time favorite Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins.  Or delicious desserts like creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin Slab Pie.   Or even in tasty Fall cocktails like a Pumpkin Spice Martini, or my favorite Pumpkin Spice White Russian.

And so, all you pumpkin lovers ... to celebrate the start of the pumpkin Fall season, I bring you another item to add to the pumpkin recipe line-up ~ these totally scrumptious Pumpkin Biscuits.  And what a wonderfully tasty addition they are.

Pumpkin Biscuits {with Pecan-Honey Butter} image

These Pumpkin Biscuits are super simple to whip up.  Simply mix a quick basic biscuit dough, tossing in some traditional pumpkin pie spices for flavor and replacing the typical buttermilk or milk with pumpkin puree.

Then roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thick {no less!} and cut with a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter.  Bake in a very hot oven for about 10 minutes, and your pumpkin biscuits are done.  Super easy!

Pumpkin Biscuits dough image

Now, a few tips for ensuring these biscuits bake up tall, light, and fluffy:

1.  Do not overwork the dough.  Overworking the dough will make the biscuits dense.  Stir the ingredients together until they are just combined ~ I stop stirring even before the last little bits of flour in the bottom of the mixing bowl are incorporated into the dough.  Then turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface to knead it and incorporate those bits of flour by hand.  Knead the dough only 6 to 8 times to bring it together ... no more.

2.  These biscuits do not bake up well as 'drop' biscuits.  Cutting them with a biscuit or cookie cutter significantly increases their rise, so I suggest not skipping the step of rolling out and cutting the dough.

3.  When rolling out the dough, be sure it is right about 1/2-inch thick ... no less.  If anything, err on the side of being just a tiny bit thicker than 1/2-inch thick.  And yes, I actually get out my ruler and stand it up beside the rolled-out dough to check.  Because do you want to know what you get with these biscuits if the dough isn't rolled thick enough?  Flat hockey puck-like biscuits with now rise or fluff to them at all.

And how would I know this?  Because I've done it.  And here's exactly what a not-rolled-thick-enough pumpkin biscuit looks like ...

Pumpkin Biscuits not rolled thick enough image

Still tastes great.  But not exactly the height, fluffiness, and texture we're going for here.

Now, if you'd like to make these tasty little biscuits taste even better, slather them with a smear of homemade Pecan-Honey Butter.

Yep.  Pecan-Honey Butter slathered on top of Pumpkin Biscuits is dee-vine.

Pumpkin Biscuits smeared with Pecan-Honey Butter image

This particular batch of Pecan-Honey Butter in the photos is extra special because it's made with our own honey.  Our bees are a little weak this year, and didn't produce any honey this season.  But we're hopeful for a solid season next year!  Get working, little bees, because we sure love enjoying the result of your efforts.

And so pumpkin lovers everywhere, I say welcome to Fall!  Celebrate by ducking into your nearest kitchen and whipping up a batch of these tasty Pumpkin Biscuits.  With maybe even a little smear of Pecan-Honey Butter.

Pumpkin Biscuits on baking sheet image
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Pumpkin Biscuits
Source:  Adapted from Christmas Cooking Southern Style, 2011, by www.tasteofthesouthmagazine.com
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. + 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/16 tsp. allspice
  • 3/4 c. 100% pure pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
Directions
  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in a mixing bowl. Add the pumpkin and melted butter; stir until just combined.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough comes together and is smooth, about 6 to 8 times. Be careful not to overwork the dough, as this will make the biscuits tough.
  3. Roll the dough to 1/2-inch thickness (no less!). Cut the dough into 12 biscuits, using a 2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter. {Re-roll the scraps only once.}
  4. Place cut biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Serve warm.
To make Pecan-Honey Butter:  Stir together 1/2 c. softened butter with 2 T. honey and 1/4 c. finely chopped pecans.

Note:  These biscuits do not bake up well as 'drop' biscuits.  Cutting them with a biscuit or cookie cutter significantly increases their rise, so I suggest not skipping the step of rolling out and cutting the dough.

Enjoy!



Enjoy these other delicious pumpkin creations from The Kitchen is My Playground ... 


Pumpkin Slab Pie



Pumpkin Banana Bread with Honey Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Martini


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This post is linked with Weekend Potluck.

3 comments

  1. Oh, these look great! My name is Katie and I host <a href="https://redcrowgreencrow.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/fall-into-the-holidays-2/</a>, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

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  2. Oh YUUMMMM - these biscuits look awesome...and the pecan honey butter would be the perfect topping. SO happy you shared at Weekend Potluck. I do hope to make these soon.

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  3. Oh these look so good - and that Pecan Honey Butter - oh my! Pinning and sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page, Tracey. And I've followed you on instagram. I thought I already had but I guess not! Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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