Maple Bacon Cheddar Garlic Biscuits (a Ruby Tuesday copycat)

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These biscuits do not lack in flavor! Hitting all my favorite flavor notes and textures, salty, sweet, savory, crispy outside, soft inside.

I LOVE the biscuits at Ruby Tuesday but there isn't one close to my home. Sadly, they don't share the recipe and all the other copycats link to the Red Lobster biscuit hack; while those are tasty, the sweetness and bacon in the Ruby Tuesday biscuits make them tops in my book. It was time to take things into my own hands, I followed the basic copycat Red Lobster biscuit recipe and made it so much better with maple syrup, bacon and BACON FAT! 

Makes 12 highly enjoyable biscuits

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Step 1: Gather ingredients

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You'll need:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (I use Kosher)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
3 slices bacon, diced into 1/4-inch pieces (I use thick-cut bacon from a local butcher, if your bacon is thin you might want to use 5 or 6 slices.)
1 cup (4 oz.) finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup milk (I used 2%)

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh parsley (or 1/4 tsp. dried)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch salt

Step 2: Prep ingredients

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Set oven rack to middle position. Preheat oven to 400 F (I baked at 375 F Convection). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat until crispy. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Carefully pour reserved bacon grease into freezer-safe bowl and freeze (mine was in freezer for 15 minutes while I prepped other ingredients).

Grate cheese and set aside.

billbillt11 months ago

love it

groovymama1 year ago
bobcatsteph3 (author)  groovymama1 year ago
Thanks, same to you!
whosLiam1 year ago
I just drooled on my phone.. Can't wait to try and make them!
Please publish a sequel to this Instructable on "how to clean drool off of your laptop".
N.fletch1 year ago
I must have these.
darkdragon1 year ago
This is on my list of things to make next. Right at the top :) Thanks for the great recipe.