Apple Butter Shortcakes
Texturally satisfying, this shortcake recipe is different in a number or ways, mainly the skillet cooked biscuit. The crisp, cheesy biscuit is so complimentary to the sweet apple 'sauce', I use them in strawberry shortcakes as well.
For 3 people
- 3/4 cup(s) flour
- 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
- 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/4 cup(s) leftover mashed potato, unseasoned or buttered
- 1/4 cup(s) shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine, melted and divided
- Milk as needed
- 2 tablespoon(s) oil
- 2 apples
- 3/4 cup(s) apple butter *
- 3/4 cup(s) fat free(skim)evaporated milk
Apple Butter Shortcakes Directions
- In a large bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add mashed potato, cheese, egg and half the butter. Stir vigorously with a sturdy spoon until it comes together and leaves the side of the bowl. You may need to add a tablespoon of milk at a time in order for it to come together.
- Add oil to a large skillet and heat over medium flame. With a large spoon, scoop out dough into 2 tablespoon measures of dough and gently place in hot oil. Dip spoon into oil and flatten out mound of dough to 1/2-3/4-inch in thickness. Repeat with remainder of dough. Reduce heat to low, cover tightly and cook3-5 mintues per side, or until dark brown on both sides. You may find it useful to flatten out slightly when you flip it over.
- Meanwhile, peel, core and thinly wedge apples. Add remainder of butter to another large skillet over medium heat. Add and cook apples until just tender, tossing frequently. In a bowl, whisk apple butter and evaporated milk until smooth, add to apples. Stir to combine, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 minutes, or until heated through.
- To assemble, place 2 biscuits per serving plate and add a third of the apple mixture. Serve hot with whipped topping if desired.
- *Applesauce mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg works equally well here. If desired, Yank this recipe by using apple jelly in place of the apple butter, whisking smooth before adding milk.