Orange zest, nutmeg and smoked paprika add layers of flavor to these tender biscuits.

Source: Midwest Living


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a medium bowl combine sweet potato, buttermilk, and orange zest.**

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Add liquid mixture all at once. Using a fork, stir until mixture is moistened.

  • Knead dough in bowl about 5 times or until dough holds together. Transfer dough to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roll or pat dough into an 8x8-inch square about 3/4-inch thick. Using a large sharp knife, cut into 16 squares. Separate squares so they are about 1 inch apart.

  • In a small bowl combine melted butter and paprika. Brush tops of biscuits with butter mixture. Bake in a 425° oven for 15 minutes or until golden and edges appear dry. Serve warm.


Make using one of the following methods: Mash drained canned sweet potato. Or cook 2-inch chunks of peeled sweet potato (one medium) in boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain well and mash. Or pierce a 14- to 16-ounce sweet potato with a fork two to three times; microwave 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Cool, halve, scoop out flesh and mash; discard skin.


Make-ahead: At this point, you can cover both bowls and refrigerate up to 8 hours before continuing with Step 2. Increase the oven temperature to 425° F when you remove the turkey. Prepare and bake biscuits while turkey rests.

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; 6 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 306 mg sodium. 92 mg potassium; 21 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 3445 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 38 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 76 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;