Copycat Popeyes Strawberry Biscuits to Sweeten Your Day

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Make copycat Popeye’s strawberry biscuits at home with this easy biscuit recipe. These biscuits are light and fluffy, with the taste of berries inside and topped off with a sweet glaze.

Popeye’s strawberry biscuits are only available in the restaurant for a limited time, so I decided to recreate these heavenly treats at home! If you love biscuits with jam these are perfect, because the jam flavor is baked right in.

There’s no need to run to Popeye’s every time you crave them. You can make these delicious, flaky, and fruity biscuits in about 30 minutes with ingredients you probably already have in the pantry.

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through my copycat Popeye’s Strawberry Biscuits recipe, step by step. We’ll cover everything from the ingredients you’ll need, to the simple process of making them in your own kitchen along with tips and tricks. And by the end of it, you’ll be able to enjoy this delicious dessert with your family.

Love to make your restaurant favorites at home? Try some of my favorites, Cracker Barrel Cinnamon Roll Pie, Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup and Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich!

🍓Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

The ingredients are what you’d expect for buttermilk biscuits, with the addition of strawberry preserves to flavor the dough and powdered sugar and cream to make a sweet glaze.

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Butter – Make sure the butter is cold.
  • Buttermilk
  • milk
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Egg wash
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream
labeled ingredient photo for strawberry biscuits.

🥛No Buttermilk?

No problem! You can substitute sour milk. Just add a teaspoon of vinegar to a measuring cup and fill it to the 1 cup line. Let the milk sit for a couple of minutes and then use it in the recipe.

🥣How to Make Strawberry Biscuits

  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl. 
  2. Cut the cold butter into chunks and add it to the dry ingredients, mixing with a fork or a pastry cutter until the dough is the size of peas.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk and milk and stir until the dough forms.
  4. Stir the strawberry preserves into the dough.
  5. Dust a cutting board with flour and put the dough on it. Gently roll it until it is 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits. Move them to a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. In a small bowl, mix 1 egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the biscuits with the egg wash.
  8. Bake them in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 14-16 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time.
  9. Combine powdered sugar and heavy cream to form a glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the hot biscuits.
Grating the butter for the biscuits.
Grate the butter
Adding the milk to the dry ingredients.
Add the milk
Mixing in the strawberry preserves.
Add the preserves
Strawberry biscuit dough after mixing.
Make the dough
Biscuit dough rolled out with biscuit cutter.
Cut the biscuits
Strawberry biscuits ready to be baked.
Biscuits on baking sheet
Brushing the tops of the biscuits with an egg wash.
Brush with egg wash
Strawberry biscuits on a baking sheet after baking.
Baked biscuits
Adding a sugary glaze to the hot, baked biscuits.
Adding the glaze

🍴Serving Ideas

These buttery biscuits are not just for devouring straight from the oven—although I won’t judge you if you do. Here are some fabulous ways to serve them:

1. As a Breakfast Treat: Why not shake up your morning routine a bit? Serve these biscuits with a steaming cup of coffee and some fried eggs for a comforting, indulgent start to your day.

2. With Whipped Cream or Ice Cream: Up the ante by serving these strawberry biscuits with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

3. Beside Chicken or Ham: For a contrast of flavors, pair these sweet biscuits with a savory dish, like crispy chicken thighs or spiral ham. The combination of the sweet biscuit and the savory meat is a match made in heaven.

4. As a Strawberry Shortcake: Slice the biscuit in half, add fresh strawberries and a good helping of whipped cream. Voila, an instant strawberry shortcake!

5. Served at a Brunch Party: Be the star of the show at your next brunch gathering with these tasty biscuits.

💭How to Store

Like most biscuits these will be best soon after baking. But it you have leftovers store your homemade Popeye’s Strawberry Biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. You can also freeze them, well wrapped, for up to 2 months. Let them thaw at room temperature before enjoying them again.

Strawberry biscuits piled up on a white plate with strawberries around.

⭐Tips and Tricks

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • For a flaky biscuit make sure the butter is COLD. For an even flakier biscuit, try using frozen butter and grate it into the flour mixture.
  • Do not twist the biscuit cutter after cutting. Press straight down and back up. If the cutter is sticky from the strawberry preserves coat it in flour.
  • If you don’t have a biscuit cutter use a cookie cutter or a drinking glass instead.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk add a teaspoon of vinegar to regular milk. Let it sit for a few minutes before using.
  • It is tempting to add more preserves, but don’t! If you add extra the dough might be too wet and will not cook completely.
  • Why stop at strawberry? Try blueberry preserves or apricot preserves and make your own flavors of biscuits.

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Side view of copycat Popeyes strawberry biscuits on a plate.
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Strawberry Biscuits Recipe

Published By Anne
Indulge with copycat Popeyes strawberry biscuits! Fluffy, buttery biscuits are infused with strawberry goodness and are ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time14 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Servings: 10
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick COLD
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk *see notes
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons strawberry preserves

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk

Instructions

  • Start by heating the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium-sized bowl blend together the dry ingredients – flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
    2 cups all purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Next, grate the cold butter or cut it into tiny pieces. Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine it with the flour mixture.
    1/2 cup butter
  • Combine the buttermilk and milk in a measuring cup. Pour 3/4 cup into the flour mixture. Stir until a dough forms. If it is too dry add enough of the remaining milk to make it form a dough.
    3/4 cup buttermilk, 1/4 cup milk
  • Stir in 4 tablespoons of strawberry preserves.
    4 tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • Sprinkle a cutting board with flour and add the dough. Gently roll it out or pat it down until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Use a 2 inch biscuit cutter or cookie cutter to make the biscuits, being careful to press down without twisting. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Make an egg wash by combining an egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush the mixture over the biscuits.
    1 egg, 1 tablespoon water
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 14-16 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the cooking time so the biscuits bake evenly. The biscuits will be golden brown when done.
  • In a small bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the heavy cream. Stir until no lumps remain.
    1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Drizzle the glaze on the hot strawberry biscuits.

Notes

  • For a flaky biscuit make sure the butter is COLD. For an even flakier biscuit, try using frozen butter and grate it into the flour mixture.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk add a teaspoon of vinegar to regular milk. Let it sit for a few minutes before using.
  • Do not twist the biscuit cutter after cutting. Press straight down and back up. If the cutter is sticky from the strawberry preserves coat it in flour.
  • If you don’t have a biscuit cutter use a cookie cutter or a drinking glass instead.
  • It is tempting to add more preserves, but don’t! If you add extra the dough might be too wet and will not cook completely.
  • Why stop at strawberry? Try blueberry preserves or apricot preserves and make your own flavors of biscuits.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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