Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes Recipe

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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
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

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

Directions

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.
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.
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

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.

  • 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
  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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Mary Ann User ID: 9241753 272525
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2017

"I made this recipe exactly as specified (other than cutting it in half), using Gravenstein apples. I got 5 1/4-cups of dough instead of the 4 that the recipe predicted. Both my husband and I rated it a 4-star dessert. He liked the shortcake but thought there was too much cinnamon in the apples. I thought both the shortcake and apples were very good but not great. I liked the dessert's uniqueness but I didn't have an urge for seconds! I might try adding nuts to the apples next time...."

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 254815
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"So good. Great fall spin on the traditional shortcake. Drizzled with caramel or served over ice cream, both were winners!"

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

"There so good mad these with my grandauther"

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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!"

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bellatrue1 User ID: 8130142 133057
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014 Edited Sep. 29, 2016

"This would be great for that one time of year through the Holidays to make."

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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?"

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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."

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

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

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

"loved it!"

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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!"

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