These apple biscuits are so easy to make, and adding cheese is lovely! Great right out of the oven with butter and honey!

Cheese Apple Biscuits

If you have never tried cheese and apples together, you need to, it’s a delicious combination. This Cheesy Apple Casserole is one of our favorite side dishes. Everyone who has tried it loves it and it has great reviews.


We love to start our day with biscuits, and if you have followed us for any amount of time, you know that biscuits are one of our favorites. These were a great addition, they are easy to make and a wonderful way to enjoy apples!


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Apples, peeled and grated
  • Shredded cheese of your choice (I used cheddar)


You can switch out the cheese or leave it out altogether. You could use milk to make these biscuits but we do like the buttermilk, it has a better fat content for making biscuits.


These biscuits are easy to make; if you are new to making biscuits, the flour will always vary. All flour is made differently so you may need to add more to reach your desired consistency.


Step 1
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  Cut the butter into the flour until it resembles crumbs. 

Step 2
Add egg and buttermilk mixing with a spoon.  Fold in grated apples and cheese.

Step 3
Pour dough out onto a floured surface.  Pat to about 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick. (I just use my hands and pat the dough out.)  Cut with biscuit cutter into rounds. 

Step 4
Place on a sprayed baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for about 15 minutes until brown on top.


When making biscuits, please remember that all flours are different. Flour comes from different regions, and it’s always going to be dependent on how much you use and the way the flour is made. So if a recipe calls for 2 cups, you may need 2.5 or even 3. You must add flour until the dough is the consistency you need to make the biscuits.


We love biscuits and some of our most popular are:


We love these biscuits with butter and honey. The honey is wonderful with the apples and the cheese. These are wonderful with eggs and bacon.


What kind of apples do you use in this recipe?

We are big fans of the delicious red apples, but any kind will work.

Do you grate the cheese yourself?

Yes, we do, but you don’t have too.


We store these in a sealed plastic bag or airtight container. Just reheat in the microwave for a few seconds.

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Our sourdough starter is made with potato flakes and the bread is great!

Sour Cream Bread

This bread is easy to make and has a wonderful texture. Crust on top and soft center.

Old Fashioned Sweet Bread

This is a bread your Grandmother may have made. More like a cake!


Makes about 12 biscuits depending on the size you make them.

Cheesy Apple Biscuits

Anne Walkup
These Cheesy Apple Biscuits are easy to make and absolutely delicious. Light and fluffy and a great way to start the day. Add these to your breakfast menu!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 12 biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup apples peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice I used cheddar


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Cut the butter into the flour until resembles crumbs. Add egg, buttermilk mixing with a spoon. Fold in grated apples and cheese.
  • Pour dough out onto a floured surface. Pat to about 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick. (I just use my hands and pat the dough out.) Cut with biscuit cutter into rounds.
  • Place on sprayed baking sheet and bake in preheated 400 degree oven about 15 minutes until brown on top.
  • Makes about 12 to 15 biscuits depending on size of your cutter. (I used a juice glass for these because I wanted smaller biscuits). Serve with your favorite jams, jellies, molasses or honey.
Keyword Apple Biscuits
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  1. Just curious about the egg in the recipe. I have never made biscuits with egg. Is this more of a scone?

  2. Ardis seifried says:

    What can be used in this recipe for a substitute for buttermilk?5 stars

    1. If you read the “SWAPS” in the recipe it tells you you can use regular milk.

    2. Geneva Biletski says:

      I enjoy reading your recipes and would love to make some of the biscuits. Unfortunately I can’t eat anything that has dairy in it. I do have my own butter and I use Almond milk but I have not been able to find dairy free buttermilk. So, my question is, do you have any dairy free recipes? Thank you.

      1. Hello,

        NO, we dont have any specific “dietary” recipes. We are homecooks that cook southern country food. HOwever, you may want to check out this entry we did on our sister publication, it talks about tips for diary free cooking.

  3. Instead of AP flour can you use self rising flour and leave the baking powder and baking soda out?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I’m sure you could try that.

  4. My grandson loves apple-anything. I would love to make up a batch of these for early morning breakfast. Can they be frozen to have on hand for quick-fixing? Should they be set out to thaw over-night? Should they be frozen before or after baking? Thanks

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried freezing these biscuits Betty, but I see no reason why you couldn’t. You should be able to freeze either way, before or after baking. I would just cook directly from the freezer if you freeze them. That is the way I usually do frozen biscuits.

  5. Thank for sharing hurry to bake

  6. There is only 2 of us so 12 is way to many. My question is if I cut the recipe in half do you think I would get the same results. Thanks. I love all your recipes

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      That should work ok for you Sandy but I have not tried cutting it in half. Thank you for your comment. I am happy you enjoy the recipes.

  7. Love these recipes! But I do have a question from anyone who may know, I live in the Denver area, I need to make high altitude adjustments and not sure where to find this info. I made the Sweet Potato Biskits and they were good but did not get light and flaky. I’m sure I needed to make the adjustment. Thanks1

    1. USAF_Phantom says:

      I live in Colorado Springs and did not make any adjustments. They came out great.5 stars

  8. onewomaninaricefield says:

    Cheese and apples are heavenly!

  9. I made these this morning,they were awesome! Family loved them.5 stars