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Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits
With Halloween here and Thanksgiving just around the corner, who can have too much pumpkin?  These biscuits will add that special touch of fall to your dinners and add a touch of vitamin A with the pumpkin.

A light hand with the dough will help to ensure tender biscuits. To maximize the number of biscuits you get from the recipe, gather the dough scraps after cutting and gently pat or reroll to a 3/4-inch thickness.



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Ingredients: 
  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 Tbsp chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup fat-free buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp honey



Preparation:  
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill 10 minutes.
  3. Combine buttermilk and honey, stirring with a whisk until well blended; add canned pumpkin. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds (as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope). Reroll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds; gently roll or pat to a 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter to form 14 dough rounds. Place dough rounds, 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool 2 minutes on wire racks. Serve warm.

Makes: 14 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit)

Per serving:122 Calories; 4.3 g fat; 18.9 g carbohydrates, 0.9 g fiber, 2.3 g protein, 192 mg sodium

Adapted from Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2008
accessed at My Recipes:  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spiced-pumpkin-biscuits-10000001853975/