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Country Ham and Cheese Biscuits

June is National Dairy Month. Celebrate Tennessee dairy farmers with this recipe that calls for three dairy products: cheese, milk and sour cream.

Country Ham and Cheese Biscuits
Estimated prep time: 20-30 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Makes: 12 biscuits


  • 2 cups unbleached self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup cooked country ham, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 ½ tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Measure flour into medium to large bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Add ham, cheese, milk or buttermilk, and sour cream. Mix until well blended.
  4. Knead gently on lightly floured surface 2-3 strokes. Roll dough about ½ inch thick. Cut without twisting cutter.
  5. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 8-10 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm.

Recipe originally from Country Classics Volume II, published by the Tennessee Farm Bureau Women. Order a copy by calling (931) 388-7872 ext. 2217.

Craving more dairy? Try one of these other tasty recipes perfect for June Dairy Month:

Sour Cream Pound Cake
Avocado Lemon Ice Cream
Brie and Cranberry Salsa
Raspberry Lime Tart
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Healthy Breakfast Smoothie
Easy Yogurt Veggie Dip
Homemade Ricotta Cheese
Sorghum Ice Cream
Lightened Up Cream of Asparagus Soup

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