How to Make Biscuit Cups: Includes Biscuit Recipe and Ideas

Bake biscuits on an upside down muffin pan, fill and serve! So easy!
Bake biscuits on an upside down muffin pan, fill and serve! So easy! | Source
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Fresh blueberries in a biscuit cup: Garnished with baby spinach, sliced oranges and fresh strawberries.
Fresh blueberries in a biscuit cup: Garnished with baby spinach, sliced oranges and fresh strawberries. | Source

Edible Bowls: Biscuit Cups

Learning how to make biscuits and biscuit cups is easy. Edible bowls are fun to make and they make beautiful serving baskets for your creative ideas and recipes. Take a photo tour of the various ideas for using edible cups and bowls for your family and friends.

Includes recipes and ideas for:

  • Biscuit Cups
  • Homemade Biscuit Recipe
  • Biscuit Fruit Cups
  • Spinach, Bacon and Egg Cups

Photo Tutorial: How To Make Biscuit Cups

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Biscuit cup. You can use pre-made biscuits or prepare your own dough.Lightly spray the bottom of your muffin pan with cooking spray and flatten the biscuit dough into 3 inch diameter rounds.The thickness of the dough should be about 1/4 of an inch thick.Press the biscuit dough around the bottom form of the muffin pan. Push out any air bubbles and press the edges down firmly.Use the baking times on your respective can of biscuits. I baked these at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.Lift the cups off of the muffin pan and allow to cool. Fill with your favorite recipe or fresh fruit.
Biscuit cup.
Biscuit cup. | Source
You can use pre-made biscuits or prepare your own dough.
You can use pre-made biscuits or prepare your own dough. | Source
Lightly spray the bottom of your muffin pan with cooking spray and flatten the biscuit dough into 3 inch diameter rounds.
Lightly spray the bottom of your muffin pan with cooking spray and flatten the biscuit dough into 3 inch diameter rounds. | Source
The thickness of the dough should be about 1/4 of an inch thick.
The thickness of the dough should be about 1/4 of an inch thick. | Source
Press the biscuit dough around the bottom form of the muffin pan. Push out any air bubbles and press the edges down firmly.
Press the biscuit dough around the bottom form of the muffin pan. Push out any air bubbles and press the edges down firmly. | Source
Use the baking times on your respective can of biscuits. I baked these at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.
Use the baking times on your respective can of biscuits. I baked these at 350 degrees for 13 minutes. | Source
Lift the cups off of the muffin pan and allow to cool. Fill with your favorite recipe or fresh fruit.
Lift the cups off of the muffin pan and allow to cool. Fill with your favorite recipe or fresh fruit. | Source
These biscuit cups are golden brown and ready for their filling.
These biscuit cups are golden brown and ready for their filling. | Source

Recipe for Homemade Biscuits

How to Make Biscuits: Easy Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 25 min
  • Cook time: 13 min
  • Ready in: 38 min
  • Yields: 10 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 and 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup bread flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt, (the original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. salt)
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 1/2 cup milk, chilled
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, chilled
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the flours, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the butter. Use a spoon, knife or pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture. Mix well. Repeat the process with the shortening.
  4. Slowly stir in the milk and buttermilk into the flour mixture. You will eventually be able to gather the mixture into a ball of dough.
  5. Lightly flour your clean countertop or board. Roll the dough out for cutting. 1 1/2 thickness is good for a standard biscuit. You may want to make the dough slightly thinner for biscuit cups. Lightly brush the flattened dough with half of the melted butter.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter for creating your biscuits. I use a 2 inch diameter biscuit cutter, but larger are available.
  7. Place your biscuits two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Brush the tops with the remaining melted butter. Bake at 425 degrees for 11 - 13 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately with butter, marmalade or your favorite topping.
  8. Or, make biscuit cups. Press dough rounds onto the bottom of a muffin pan for biscuit cups. See the PhotoTutorial above titled, How To Make Biscuit Cups.

Biscuits and Biscuit Cups

Biscuit cups are fun and easy to make.

Biscuit cups are a great way to serve creative recipes to your family and guests during special occasions and holidays.

Occasions for biscuit cups

  • Baby and Bridal Showers
  • Holiday Meals
  • A Family Brunch
  • Gifts


Basic Instructions

Prep Time:

  • 10 minutes with commercial biscuits
  • 35 minutes with homemade biscuit recipe

Bake Time:

  • 11 - 14 minutes

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Flatten prepared biscuit dough into 3 inch rounds that are about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Spray the bottom of a large muffin pan with non stick spray.
  4. Press the biscuit dough onto the bottom of the muffin pans. Make sure to press the edges of the dough to the bottom of the pan. Lightly butter or spray the dough to help create a luminous golden brown color during baking.
  5. Insert muffin pans (upside down of course) onto the center rack of the oven for 11 - 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove the muffin pan from the oven. (Don't forget your oven mitt)
  7. Carefully remove the biscuits from the muffin pan and allow to cool.
  8. Biscuit cups are ready for the filling of your choice - ENJOY!

Ideas for filling your biscuit cups

  • chicken salad
  • tuna salad
  • egg salad
  • omelet recipes
  • fruit salad
  • fresh fruit
  • cheese squares
  • deli meats and cheeses
  • cheese dip
  • salad dressing for vegetable trays
  • dips for party trays

Have fun and get creative!

Look below for more ideas and an egg cup recipe.

Biscuit Cups with Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream

Mango chunks, blueberries and strawberries. Topped with whipped cream.
Mango chunks, blueberries and strawberries. Topped with whipped cream. | Source

Fresh fruit is always a favorite. For the biscuit fruit cup above I simply mixed frozen chunks of mango, blueberries and freshly sliced strawberries into a bowl. I poured the thawed mixture into the prepared biscuit cups and topped with whipped cream and another sliced strawberry.

Biscuit Cups are Perfect for Breakfast: Try an Egg Cup

Spinach, Bacon and Egg Biscuit Cups
Spinach, Bacon and Egg Biscuit Cups | Source

Photo Tutorial: Spinach, Bacon and Egg Cup

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A simple recipe: one egg, spinach and chopped bacon.Lightly whisk the egg, spinach and bacon.Pour the egg mixture into the biscuit cup. Microwave for 25 - 35 seconds.You may fluff with a fork or serve as is. Note: fluffing with a fork will draw the egg white up for a beautiful contrast against the spinach and bacon.Serve with fresh fruit or a side of your choice. Topping ideas: cracked pepper, sea salt, chopped red onion or shredded cheese.
A simple recipe: one egg, spinach and chopped bacon.
A simple recipe: one egg, spinach and chopped bacon. | Source
Lightly whisk the egg, spinach and bacon.
Lightly whisk the egg, spinach and bacon. | Source
Pour the egg mixture into the biscuit cup. Microwave for 25 - 35 seconds.
Pour the egg mixture into the biscuit cup. Microwave for 25 - 35 seconds. | Source
You may fluff with a fork or serve as is. Note: fluffing with a fork will draw the egg white up for a beautiful contrast against the spinach and bacon.
You may fluff with a fork or serve as is. Note: fluffing with a fork will draw the egg white up for a beautiful contrast against the spinach and bacon. | Source
Serve with fresh fruit or a side of your choice. Topping ideas: cracked pepper, sea salt, chopped red onion or shredded cheese.
Serve with fresh fruit or a side of your choice. Topping ideas: cracked pepper, sea salt, chopped red onion or shredded cheese. | Source

Egg Cups: Upside Down Biscuits

How to make a biscuit egg cup

3 Simple Ingredients:

  • one egg
  • 4 washed baby spinach leaves: raw and sliced into ribbons
  • 1 slice of crispy bacon: chopped

Crack the egg into a small mixing bowl. Add the spinach and bacon. Lightly whisk until blended. Pour the egg mixture into a prepared biscuit cup and microwave for 25 - 35 seconds. Times may vary.

Serve warm

Ideas and options:

  • Top with shredded cheese
  • Top with cracked pepper
  • Top with sea salt
  • Top with chopped red onion
  • Fluff the cooked egg mixture with a fork to raise the various colors above to the surface prior to serving. This adds color and contrast.

Enjoy

What will you fill your biscuit cup with?

A tempting and fresh blueberry biscuit cup.
A tempting and fresh blueberry biscuit cup. | Source
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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Miss Olive! This is a great idea and this hub is so visually appealing! I love edible bowls. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you! Voted up, up and away!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Beautiful! I have made a variation of this before - you smashed a biscuit in a cupcake pan and then dug a hole in the middle - then I added spinach - an egg (not whisked) than cheese and oh maybe bacon in the bottom ... Can't remember I followed a recipe but it was awesome! I did serve it for Christmas day breakfast...

I love how you added ideas to use with fruit! That's neat - I want to do that. I also want to try your biscuits! Up and everything!


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

Wow! This is wonderful! I love it! I am going to have to give this a try at my next get together. Come to think about it, I might have to practice a few times between now and then to make sure I have it down! lol


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melbel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

Man, these look super yummy! I can't decide which filling looks the tastiest! I'm going to bookmark this... I think I'll make the quiche one first. :)


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Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

Awesome Tutorial! Voted up and liked on FB.


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East Texas Girl 4 years ago from East Texas

I have made a variation of these on the inside of the muffin tin. I will have to try it on the outside next time. Thanks for the great idea.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

I never thought of making "bowls" on the outside of a muffin pan. I guess I just assumed some other type pan was used. These look really cool Miss Olive! My favorite idea would be anything that is breakfast food or even filled with chili? YUM! Nice photos too!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

btw, your entire collage at the top shows up when you pin it on Pinterest - looks cool!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

The first photo really makes you want to try this recipe. I love the fruit idea, but your suggestion to use it for chicken salad is one that interests me. This is so simple yet it will make for a lovely guest lunch or treat. Thanks for sharing.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A well-written hub with visually appealing photos! Your instructions - both written and photos are clear and helpful. The concept of edible baskets like these biscuit cups is very cool, yummy and creative indeed! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Dexter, it is so nice to see you. I'm thrilled you have come by to read and comment on my hub. As always, I greatly appreciate your wonderful comments and votes. Thanks again. Enjoy! :)

RealHousewife - Kelly, your version sounds great too! That is what is so neat about these biscuit cups. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for sharing your idea. Glad you came by. :)

homesteadbound - Cindy, these will be a hit at your next get together. I'm sure you will come up with a neat variation for this. You have such great ideas! Your guests are just going to love them. Have fun practicing - yum!

melbel - Hi Melanie, the breakfast variations are endless. I want to try a few more recipes myself. I'll be sure to post more pictures along the way. Enjoy! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

Anamika, thanks you so much. I'm glad you have liked and are sharing it.

East Texas Girl - yes, I have seen them done the way you described. The disadvantage is the serving area is smaller. However, the possibilities are endless, fun and YUMMY. :)

Sharyn's Slant - Hi Sharon! I'm glad you came by - twice! :) I thought of chili too. I like corn bread with my chili. Perhaps pouring the batter into the muffin pan and then adding an insert might work....hmmmmm Thanks for pinning. As for the collage... I saved the collage as one full image. :)

teaches12345, I think a nice chicken salad would look great in a biscuit cup. Maybe even adding a leaf of romaine under the salad would add visual appeal. Enjoy and have fun trying. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. :)

ishwaryaa22, I'm glad you have liked my hub. Making these biscuit cups and taking the pictures was more than half the fun. Eating them was a treat too! :) I'm grateful for your lovely comment, your votes and for sharing.


kelleyward 4 years ago

This hub is beautiful I love the pictures! I think biscuit cups are a great idea. Voted up and shared! Take care, Kelley


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Hi Kelley! Thank you so much. I'm glad you liked the pictures and I appreciate your votes.

Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day. :)


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

In the UK biscuits are what are called cookies in the US, so I’ve never been 100% what American biscuits are. I thought they were similar to what we call scones, but these don’t sound quite like that. Whatever they are, I can’t wait to find out, and your recipe is makes such clever use of the muffin tins. (I may have to scrub the outside of mine first. :-)) I think my children will love these. Thanks for the hub. I’m voting up and sharing it!


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ElizaDoole 4 years ago from London

Great hub Melovy there is nothing like home made biscuits.


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

These pictures look delicious! Even my 6 yr old walked by and saw the fresh fruit with whip cream biscuit cup and said YUM! He is all about some biscuits so it looks like I have a new recipe to try out :) Thanks for sharing your recipes - voted up!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Yes this is what I'm talking about MissOlive, you definitely have taken hubbing to the next level. This lady is going places online for sure, wow.

I love this hubs its presentation is immaculate, the images all stand out, and most of all the usefulness of your recipes, I'm sure will serve many cooks looking to enhance their cooking skills.

I'll definitely show this one to my wife for sure, and maybe even try my hand at making some of your fabulous dished as well. Awesome job!


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Brett Winn 4 years ago from US

If you added a little sugar to the dough and made a cup, you could put fresh strawberries and whipped cream in it! Lovely hub, thank you! Voted up!


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sholland10 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

These are beautiful! I think I might actually be able to do this. LOL I have to depend on my fellow hubbers like you to give me great tips and recipes to create something like this. This is so creative! Votes and shares!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

These look delicious! I can think of so many different things that would be so yummy to fill them with. What a great idea, thanks for sharing your recipes.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

These look too pretty to eat! But they look to scrumptious not to devour - so I'll just have to keep making more of them. I agree with Cindy (homesteadbound); they look perfect for a gathering!

Does it work to make them ahead the day before? I'm just thinking of having a back-up plan in case I need to make a few batches to get it right!


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learner365 4 years ago

Hi missolive, these biscuit cups look deliciously cool and i am going to try them very soon. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and recipes.Loved it absolutely :)


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

What a great recipe! I love biscuits. I'll have to give this a try sometime.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

This is such an awesome idea! I am very excited to try these. How perfect these will be for our next brunch at church. Thanks for sharing.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I think these would make yummy strawberry shortcakes! Will try. I voted UP, etc.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I've seen these before and have wanted to try making them. These look awesome and I have my husband and the twins birthdays coming up in June. This will be a perfect time to make these.

Pinning and sharing.


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HawaiiHeart 4 years ago from Hawaii

Love how these are so versatile!


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These biscuit cups are a great way to turn something simple into unique and elegant.How creative.Thanks for sharing. I like the one with blueberries best!


Chris Hugh 4 years ago

Very nice. I wanna make some now!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Chris Hugh, rebeccamealey, HawaiiHeart, Just Ask Susan, mary615, lcbenefield , randomcreative, learner365, Marcy Goodfleisch, cardelean, sholland10, Brett Winn, Cloudexplorer, alissaroberts, ElizaDoole, and Melovy

Thanks to all that have left such wonderful comments. These are truly easy to make and are perfect for adding fruits or salads. The possibilities are endless.

Questions:

Melovy, biscuits in the US are different than scones or cookies. Biscuits are a form of bread and are round, about 3 inches in diameter and puff up about 1 - 2 inches. I do hope you can try them sometime. They are excellent fresh out of the oven with a pat of butter - yum!


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I LOVE this!! Beautiful pictures and I can't wait to use my blueberries with the recipes. YUM! YUM! This hub is superb with its beautiful pictures. :D


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

This is a beautiful hub, nicely formatted with clear instructions and gorgeous photos. What an elegant and delicious idea! Voted up and shared.


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Amanda Gee 4 years ago from Cameron, Missouri

nice recipe! Looks yummy! :)


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

cclitgil, Thank you Cyndi! I do enjoy making these and filling them with all kinds of goodies.

vespawoolf, what a wonderful compliment and comment. Thank you so much. I appreciate the votes and sharing too.

Amanda Gee, they are yummy. Thanks for reading.


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Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

These are super cute and look delicious to boot! What a great idea for a party. Voted up and shared.


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Natashalh 4 years ago from Hawaii

Biscuit cups? I'd never heard of biscuit cups before, but they seem tasty and versatile.


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas Author

Crystal Tatum, they really are cute and they present nicely. I'm glad you found my hub. Thank you for the votes and shares.

Natashalh, I love them for serving chicken salads and fruit. I do hope you give them a try sometime.


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Sinea Pies 3 years ago from Northeastern United States

missolive, this is an amazing hub. Brilliant photos. Very easy to follow and full of great ideas. Voted up, beautiful, awesome and interesting. I'm sharing this one with my Facebook fans as well as fellow Hubbers. Pinning, too. Love the pictures. :)


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stayingalivemoma 3 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

Missolive, these look yummy. Especially the fruit and whipped cream!!

I am pinning and sharing! You go girl!


alwaysamber 3 years ago

When I was younger and living at home, my mom used to make what she called "pizza cups." She would flatten half of a biscuit in a muffin tin and fill it with ground meat, pizza sauce, top with shredded cheese and then bake in the oven. They were so addicting!


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kitkat1141 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is another great idea for using a muffin tin. Your pictures are inspiring! I will definitely give this recipe a try.


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missolive 3 years ago from Texas Author

Sinea Pies, thank you! I'm glad you liked the photos, I had fun taking these. Thanks for all the shares and support.

stayingalivemoma, biscuits are yummy and by simply inverting the pan they are pretty useful too. Oh, the fruit and whipped cream are definitely one of my favs. Thanks for the pins and shares.

alwaysamber, mmmmm, pizza cups sound delicious! Great Idea!

kitkat1141, thank you so much, glad you liked the hub. I hope this easy recipe works out for you.


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Celiegirl 3 years ago

Enjoyable, creative and inspiring. I will be using this idea, thanks!


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missolive 3 years ago from Texas Author

Celiegirl, thank you so much, these are truly a fun and easy way to serve just about anything. I do hope you have given this idea a try. Thank you for stopping by.

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