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Pear-Nut Biscuits

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

10 biscuits

Pears bring a mild sweetness to these tender biscuits, while chopped pecans lend a little crunch. These are great for an on-the-go breakfast. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup chopped peeled ripe pears
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Whisk egg and cream; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Fold in pears and pecans. Drop by 1/4 cupfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 191 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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