Biscuits & Berries

Coming to you live from my kitchen nook/office space with this warm, tart, and sweet baked good. It screams afternoon coffee, cottage fireplaces, and oversized sweaters. There are a lot of recipes out there that call for biscuits from scratch. While I am usually the first to argue everything is just better when it’s made from scratch I knew I didn’t have time to honor my home cook ambitions and code.

I made these biscuits and berries while in multitasking mode. I was on a virtual meeting so there was no time to cut butter and mix dough and further more this group O was meeting with had this odd desire to see my face-from time to time for engaging activities. So I had my laptop on the kitchen counter with limited time to get something in the oven and ready before my next face to face encounter- and inquiring eyes asking, “what’s that there you’re mixing”.

So this recipe post is dedicated to the multitaskers, the ones that battle minutes, wear business on top and PJ’s or aprons on the bottom. I salute you!

Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits (8 in one container)
  • Blackberries (2 cups)
  • Raspberries (2 cups)
    • Reserve 1/4th cup of fresh berries for topping/plating
  • Cranberry Juice (1/4 cup)
  • Cornstarch (2 tablespoons)
  • Sugar ( 1 cup)
  • Lemon Zest ( 2 teaspoons)
  • Nutmeg (1 teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (2 teaspoons)
  • Honey (1/4 cup)
  • Unsalted Butter (2 tablespoons, melted)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine berries, cranberry juice, cornstarch, sugar, lemon zest, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Transfer berry mixture to a greased baking dish. (8 -10 inches)
  4. Place Pillsbury biscuits on top of the berry mixture.
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. (When removing from the oven the berry mixture will be bubbling. Set aside to cool off.)
  6. In a small bowl mix together honey and melted butter.
  7. Drizzle honey butter over warm biscuits and serve with remaining fresh berries, ice cream, or whipped cream.

When plating the biscuits you will notice there is a gold mine underneath. The warm biscuits can be opened and the berry mixture settling underneath in the baking dish can be scooped right inside along with your other toppings. Allowing you to pick it up sandwich style and take a bite.

By the time these beauties were ready I was pulling them out of the oven while entering into my next virtual meeting. The image of me pulling these warm golden brown biscuits out of the oven won me a few points, “ooohs and ahhs”, and recipe inquiries from folks. We ended up spending about 10 minutes talking about biscuits and cozy desserts before getting to the agenda. That’s a win in my recipe book and a win for all city girl cooks ’round the world , multitasking and conquering working from home one baking dish and meeting at a time.

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