Pumpkin Biscuits with Cheddar Cheese

Pumpkin Biscuits with Cheddar Cheese..an interesting combination for sure. We weren’t completely convinced that this would be good but it is! I think this is a great accompaniment for any meal & I also made it into a sandwich with lox & cream cheese! 

Another great recipe from King Arthur Flour! I only changed one thing.. the recipe called for the option of adding cheddar cheese powder which I did not have, so I had to leave it out. It would add a much richer cheese flavour but I liked these biscuits without, so not necessary to run out & get cheese powder..unless you have a box of Kraft dinner sitting around you want to steal the cheese powder from….the recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup of cheese powder if you want to.

Quick to put together, these would be good for dinner or to grab on the way out to shop for Black Friday….

Here is the recipe  makes about 8-10 biscuits


2 cups flour

1/4 cup cheese powder…optional   ***I DID NOT ADD THIS

1 tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice *** if you don’t have this use cinnamon or make your own pumpkin spice ***

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe from Betty Crocker

3 tbsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 1/2 tsp ground cloves 

Mix these spices together to make pumpkin pie spice….store in a small jar…

1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes

3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 cup pumpkin puree

1-2 tbsp milk  & a bit extra to brush on top of the biscuits before cooking them

some grated cheddar to sprinkle on top of the biscuits before cooking..this is optional


Preheat oven to 425f    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it

  1. Whisk the flour, cheese powder if using, baking powder salt & pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl
  2. Put the butter into the flour mixture & work it in until the texture of the four is like coarse crumbs  you can do this with your hands, 2 knives, or a pastry blender
  3. Now add the grated cheddar cheese & the pumpkin puree
  4. Mix together until all of the dough is moistened…add the milk 1 tbsp at a time as needed…the dough should be able to stick together
  5. Put the dough onto a lightly floured work surface
  6. Flatten the dough into a circle that is 3/4″ thick
  7. Using a round 3″ cutter or a glass, cut the biscuits, bring the edges together into a circle again & continue to make biscuits using up all of the dough
  8. Place the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet
  9. Brush the tops with milk… & I sprinkled some grated cheddar on top of the biscuits before baking
  10. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until they are brown
  11. You can serve these biscuits warm … we ate them warm, not warm…I cut them in half & toasted the leftovers… any way they are good



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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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