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Fruited Cheese-filled Lemon Biscuits

Makes: 12 servings Yield: 12 sandwiches
Prep 25 mins
Fruited Cheese-filled Lemon Biscuits
  • 2  tablespoons  chopped pecans
  • 1/4  cup  low-fat or regular creamy cucumber salad dressing
  • 3/4  cup  boursin or soft-style cream cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 3/4  cup  finely chopped fresh fruit (peach, plum, or tomato)
  • 3/4  cup  finely chopped seeded cucumber
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped parsley
  •  Lettuce leaves, torn
  • 6  ounces  sliced low-fat or regular cheese (Swiss, provolone, Havarti) and/or prosciutto

1. To toast the pecans, spread the nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring once or twice.

2. For fruited cheese, combine salad dressing and 1/4 cup of the boursin or cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in chopped fruit, cucumber, toasted pecans, and parsley. Set aside.

3. Slice biscuits in half horizontally. Spread cut sides with remaining boursin or cream cheese. Line biscuit bottom with lettuce leaves; add 3 to 4 tablespoons fruited cheese and cheese and/or proscuitto slices, dividing equally. Place biscuit top on cheese. Makes 12 sandwiches.

Lemon Biscuits
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Bake 450°F 10 mins to 12 mins
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  shortening
  • 1/3  cup  buttermilk
  • 1/3  cup  mayonnaise or salad dressing

1. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Quickly knead by folding and pressing gently for 10 to 12 strokes or until the dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour between cuts.

2. Basic Lemon Biscuits Stir together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of dry mixture. Combine 1/3 cup buttermilk and 1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing; add to dry mixture all at once. Stir just until moistened.

3. Place biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Remove biscuits from the baking sheet and cool slightly. Serve warm. Makes 6 to 8.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Prepare and bake biscuits as directed; cool completely. Place biscuits in a freezer container or bag and freeze up to 3 months. Before serving, wrap frozen biscuits in foil and bake in a 300 degree F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until warm.
Nutrition Facts (Fruited Cheese-filled Lemon Biscuits)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 292,
  • Fat, total (g) 21,
  • chol. (mg) 14,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 252,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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