Monday, November 17, 2014

Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

The aroma of apples and cinnamon 
baking in the oven is intoxicating!


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


Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt 
in a large bowl

in a small bowl Combine cream and 1/2 cup butter in a small bowl and stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet 2 inches apart

Brush on remaining butter and sprinkle with remaining sugar. 

Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. 

Cool slightly.


Melt butter in a large skillet. 

Add apples and saute until tender. 

Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Split warm shortcakes in half horizontally, top bottom halves with apple mixture and replace tops. 

Serve immediately. 

Yield: 8 servings.

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.

Originally published as Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p133


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