Apple Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage-Cider Gravy

If biscuits and gravy are already your favorite brunch food, just wait until you try our fall-inspired twist on the classic recipe. Apple-dotted biscuits coated with a homemade gravy filled with apples and juicy sausage might just be your new favorite breakfast.

Apple Buttermilk Biscuits in basket and on plate covered with Sausage-Cider Gravy and fried egg
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
12 biscuits, 6 cups gravy


  • 3 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup butter, cut up

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ½ cup finely chopped apples

  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 2 medium apples, cored and chopped (2 cups)

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup apple cider

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • Chopped fresh thyme, parsley, and/or sage


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl whisk together the 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp. of the salt, and the cinnamon. Use a pastry blender to cut the butter and shortening into the flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the 1/2 cup finely chopped apples. Add buttermilk. Use a fork to stir until just moistened.

  2. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead gently 10 to 12 strokes until nearly smooth. Pat or gently roll to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch round cutter. Reroll scraps. Arrange 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden.

  3. Meanwhile, In an extra-large skillet cook sausage, the 2 cups chopped apples, and the onion over medium-high until sausage is browned. Stir in the 1/4 cup flour. Add milk, cider, the remaining 1/4 tsp salt, and the pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

  4. Split biscuits while warm. Spoon gravy over biscuits. Sprinkle with herbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

388 Calories
20g Fat
38g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 388
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 699mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 2.1mg 12%
Potassium 309mg 7%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 69.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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