Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
A wonderful and different apple dessert.
- 1⁄2 cup sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 baking apples (Golden Delicious or Jonagold are good)
- 3⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup shortening (Crisco is good)
- 6 tablespoons milk or 6 tablespoons half-and-half cream
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Set oven to 450 degrees.
- In a small saucepan, heat water & 1/2 cup sugar to boiling; reduce the heat, simmer for 5 minutes.
- Peel and core, and cut the apples in half; place in a shallow greased baking dish; pour the sugar mixture over the apples.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until crumbly.
- Stir in the milk to make dough.
- Top each apple half with a mound of dough (cover the apple well with the mound of dough).
- Make a hollow in the center of each mound of dough.
- Mix together the butter, remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, and the cinnamon; spoon in hollows of dough.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until apples are tender.
This was pretty good. Got up very early and was looking for a breakfast idea and saw the picture of this and decided to try it. I resized the recipe to make 6 servings. I used golden yellow sugar (light brown) to make the syrup. In the dry ingredients, left out the salt, used 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp baking powder for the 6 serving size recipe and used buttermilk for the milk. Used only 1/4 cup of shortening instead of the 3/8 c the resized recipe called for. It worked just fine. This is probably meant for a dessert but it was great for breakfast instead of cereal. Some ate it plain, some poured on milk and some topped it with vanilla yogurt. It was enjoyed by all.
This was so delicious served warm with frozen yogurt! The apples reduce & combine with the syrup during the baking process and the end result is similar to apple cobbler. I used just 1 tbsp of sugar in the topping & added a dash of nutmeg. Since the dough was rather sticky & I had trouble making a well, I just placed the mixture on top. As you can see from the photo, it spread out nicely & the sugar crystallized giving great colour to the topping. Thanx for another repeat dessert Kitten!