Blackberry-Lime Drop Biscuits


Add a little flavor to your morning biscuits.

Blackberry-Lime Drop Biscuits
Photo: Greg Dupree; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Grandma's famous buttermilk drop biscuits might just have some competition. Warm, fluffy biscuits usually play the supporting act on our tables, providing a bed for egg and melted cheese or a vehicle to sop up lots of sausage gravy. We will forever love the simple, humble biscuit, but these Blackberry-Lime Drop Biscuits are made to be the main event.

Infused with the vibrant, fresh flavors of lime and blackberry, these drop biscuits are anything but ordinary. These biscuits are crispy around the edges, with a golden-brown bottom and super-tender center. Both the lime glaze and the sour cream in the biscuit dough impart pleasant doses of tang, balanced out by the sweetness of the blackberries. While we call for blackberries here, these biscuits would be an excellent use for your favorite in-season berry—try them with blueberries or raspberries for similarly superb results.

This recipe is as easy as stir-and-scoop. Not only do these biscuits come together quickly (clocking in at just 30 minutes, they're our last-minute hosting hero), but they also taste amazing.


  • 2 cups self-rising flour

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

  • ½ cup cold unsalted butter, cubed

  • 1 cup blackberries

  • ¾ cup sour cream

  • cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Whisk together self-rising flour, brown sugar, and lime zest in a bowl. Cut in cold cubed unsalted butter until crumbly. Add blackberries, sour cream, and buttermilk; stir until dough comes together.

  2. Drop dough by ¼ cupfuls 2 inches apart on 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 400°F on upper- and lower-third racks until tops begin to brown, about 14 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through.

  3. Whisk together powdered sugar and lime juice in a bowl; drizzle over warm biscuits.

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