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Fresh Apples Foster Shortcake

Yield 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • BISCUITS:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
  • FILLING:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 large Golden Delicious apples (2 1/2 lb.), peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Nutrition Information

  • calories 618
  • fat 25 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 87 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 66 mg
  • sodium 526 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place rack in upper third of oven; preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Make biscuits: Combine flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using your fingers, 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in milk with a fork just until mixture is evenly moistened.

  3. Spoon heaping 1/4 cupfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheet to make six rounds. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar. Bake until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

  4. Make filling: Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook, stirring, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; cook until sugar has melted, about 1 minute. Combine apple juice, rum and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to skillet and cook, stirring, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Allow sauce to cool and thicken, about 5 minutes.

  5. To serve, cut biscuits in half horizontally. Place bottoms Fresh Apples Foster Shortcake on individual serving plates. Spoon apple mixture onto biscuit bottoms and replace biscuit tops. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.