Blueberry Biscuits

Blueberries
Blueberries. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 1/2 Dozen (18 servings)
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These fabulous blueberry biscuits are finished with a lightly spiced butter and sugar topping. Use fresh or frozen blueberries in this biscuits recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen, do not thaw)
  • For the Topping:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg

How to Make It

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven. Heat the oven to 400° F (200° C/Gas 6).
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
  3. Mix 2 cups of the flour with the sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt, and soda in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  4. Whisk egg and buttermilk until well blended; stir into the flour mixture. Stir in the frozen blueberries.
  1. Sprinkle remaining flour on the countertop.
  2. Scrape dough out onto the flour. With floured hands, gently knead 6 or 7 times, just until dough begins to hold together. Pat dough into a rectangle or round 1/2-inch thick.
  3. Cut out rounds with a floured 2-inch cutter or glass.
  4. Place biscuits 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Combine topping ingredients and brush over the warm biscuits.

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