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Ham and Peach Biscuits

Ham and Peach Biscuits

Serves: Makes 12 large or 18 small

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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, divided use
3/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese (about 1 cup) 
1 cup finely chopped ham
1/4 cup peach preserves


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut 5 tablespoons butter into the flour mixture, until the pieces of butter are pea-size. Add the cream and gently stir to combine; gently fold in the cheese and ham.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead the dough, turning it just three times.

Roll 1 inch thick and cut with round biscuit cutter and place biscuits on prepared baking sheet. Melt the remaining butter. Brush about half the butter over the tops of the biscuits.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush the remaining butter over the baked biscuits.

In a small saucepan over low heat, or at 50 percent power in the microwave, heat the peach preserves, and brush the tops of the biscuits with the warm preserves. Serve warm. 


Per biscuit, based on 12: 277 calories (percent of calories from fat, 60), 7 grams protein, 21 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 19 grams fat (11 grams saturated), 57 milligrams cholesterol, 527 milligrams sodium.

About the recipe

This biscuit recipe is a jazzed up version of a basic biscuit with ham and grated cheddar cheese. Adding the butter and peach preserves makes the biscuits to die for.

Recipe courtesy of Kathy Perdue of Thomaston.