If you love the popular 7-up biscuits, you’re really going to love these treats. They are lighter than most biscuits, yet filled with cranberries and pecans. A mix between biscuits and scones, these soda pop cranberry pecan biscuits go great with tea or coffee for breakfast or a snack. Having a surprisingly light texture, these biscuits are not heavy like most. The soda and glaze give a hint of sweetness to complement the cranberries, yet the biscuits are not overly sweet. The process is fast and easy. You’ll probably wait longer for the oven to heat up than mixing them up.
Soda Pop Cranberry Pecan Biscuits Recipe
1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup pecans
2 cups biscuit baking mix (such as Bisquick®), plus a little more for flouring the work surface
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup carbonated lemon-lime soda (such as 7-Up® or Sprite®)
1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons or 1/2 stick) melted butter, divided use
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
Heavy cream or milk
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Place cranberries, pecans, and baking mix in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until fruit and nuts are chopped. Add sour cream and soda, then pulse a few times until the dough comes together. Do not over-process.
Lightly flour the work surface with additional baking mix. Remove the biscuit dough from the processor bowl to the work surface. Sprinkle a bit more of the baking mix on top of the dough. Fold in half, flour again, and repeat one more time. Pat the dough into a 9-inch square. Using a sharp knife, cut dough into 9 even square biscuits.
Pour half of the melted butter into a 9- x 9-inch square baking pan and swirl the pan to coat evenly with the butter. Sprinkle the sugar on the bottom of the pan. Arrange the biscuits side-by-side (3 rows of 3) in the baking pan. Drizzle remaining butter over the top of the biscuits.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
While biscuits are baking, combine confectioners’ sugar with enough heavy cream or milk to make a drizzling glaze. Transfer the glaze to a zip-top bag, squeeze out the air, and seal. Snip a small bit off one of the bottom corners of the bag and drizzle the glaze over the warm biscuits.
Yield: 9 biscuits
• The individual biscuits may be frozen and reheated in the oven, microwave, or toaster oven.
• It is very important that you do not overwork the dough or the biscuits will become tough.
• Feel free to use diet sodas or lemon/lime flavored carbonated water in place of the sugared soda.
Soda Pop Cranberry Pecan Biscuits Recipe Photo ©2018 Peggy Filippone