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


  • 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
  • 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: 496 calories, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein .


  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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DavidG615 User ID: 8210981 234853
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"There so good mad these with my grandauther"

fhquilting User ID: 2569371 234812
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!"

bellatrue1 User ID: 8130142 133057
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."

LynsIn User ID: 7741838 192152
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"

tinafizz User ID: 6809260 184610
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?"

KLSmith User ID: 250775 117712
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"Very Good! The only change we made was to double the filling/apple mixture. Great dessert for a cool fall day! The shortcakes are very tender and wonderful served warm."

Pat222 User ID: 7965249 184609
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"So yummy thank you !!!!!!"

amk4985 User ID: 5118881 195300
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"loved it!"

dalvarez User ID: 5421108 150437
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"This is the kind of shortcake we made for all fruit, nix the cinnamon for, say, strawberry shortcake. I like it a lot better than the sponge cake type, I like the added crunch. When the filling is very hot, pour a little milk or cream over it, or top with whipped cream. Very good!"

voodoowitch User ID: 635464 192132
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"I agree with Mortinka. I want to know what to expect when I make a recipe not hear about how I shouldn't be making it because it's unhealthy or that "it sounds good" because that's why I plan on making it. Enough ranting, I did make this and it was average. The shortcakes cooked up fine, I got nine using 1/4 c. to measure. I used Braeburn apples and they took FOREVER to soften and were sliced very thinly. I finally gave up and threw a lid on the pan and steamed them. Flavor was good but nothing overly special."

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