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Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes Recipe
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Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes Recipe

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Putting a spin on a summertime favorite, we topped tender shortcakes with delightful sauteed apples. The humble dessert is true comfort! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 4 teaspoons melted butter, divided
  • FILLING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1 shortcake with 1/3 cup filling equals 496 calories, 30 g fat (19 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 449 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, combine cream and 1/2 cup butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Brush with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  3. For filling, in a large skillet, melt butter. Add apples; saute until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently split warm shortcakes in half horizontally. Top bottom halves with apple mixture; replace tops. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p133

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"There so good mad these with my grandauther"

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"This is a wonderful way to saute apples. I have been doing this for 40 years as an accompaniment to pork roast and chops. Also wonderful topping for ice cream and gingerbread. Note to tinafizz: my favorite apples for sauteing are Golden Delicious. They hold their shape and do not need to be peeled!"

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"@ Lynsin you are the only one that has negative comments about this, looks like everyone else has good things to say. And as the saying goes opinions are like azzholes everyone has one. To me this would be great for that one time of year through the Holidays to make."

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Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Wouldn't try this as good as it seems. Too much fat and cholesterol though buttermilk could probably be substituted for the cream and or my gosh the calories. From someone without cholesterol. LynsIn"

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This was delicious! Very easy to make too. I also got more shortcakes then what the recipe said. I had to taste one before serving it and it was so good by itself. My apples did get a little mushy. Does any one know what type of apple would work best for this recipe?"

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