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Tillamook Smoked Cheddar Biscuits With Crisp Bacon and Apricots

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“Oregon is well-known for it's delicious Tillamook cheeses! Here's a tasty and easy recipe featuring smoked cheddar from the Tillamook recipe contest in 2001, and submitted by Patty Cheng, Mountain View, California.”
8-10 snack size portions

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large electric mixer with paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and white pepper.
  3. Add cold butter pieces and mix until flour mixture has a coarse meal texture.
  4. Add the bacon, apricots, and smoked cheddar cheese and mix until well-combined.
  5. On low speed, gradually add the buttermilk and mix until a dough is formed.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured board and gently knead 8 times.
  7. Pat or roll out the dough to 1-inch thick, and use a biscuit or cookie cutter to cut the biscuits (re-gathering and re-rolling as necessary to use up the dough).
  8. Place on a lightly-greased and floured baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees F on the middle oven rack for 15 minutes and biscuit tops are golden.

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