Apple Shortcake

    45 minutes

    I have given so many people this recipe - substitute any fruits for the apple and if you don't have time to pre-cook it - just slice it finely and then add a little more sugar if it is a "tart" fruit (rhubarb, granny smith apples, some types of stonefruit, etc). Quick, easy, and foolproof! Great to bake in the oven whilst the main course is cooking.


    Auckland, New Zealand
    305 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 100g butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 medium egg
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 teas baking powder
    • 4 sliced apples (or stewed apples, very well drained)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 2 teaspoon lemon juice (or a couple of good squeezes from a fresh lemon)
    • icing sugar to dust over the top

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Melt butter, in either the microwave for 1 min, or on the stove in a saucepan (remove from heat after melting). Beat in sugar. Add the egg then beat. Add flour and baking powder then mix well. The consistency should be similar to "playdough" add more flour or a dash of milk if necessary.
    3. Push half the dough into a pie tin, preferably Pyrex or ceramic. If metal, spray with cooking oil first.
    4. Lay your sliced apple or stewed fruit (well drained) over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar, spices and lemon juice.
    5. Add the rest of the dough. You can either roll it out and lay it over like a pie crust, or pull pieces off and flatten them then lay them over the fruit, or rub it between your hands to make a crumble over the fruit.
    6. Bake approximately 20 minutes. When cooked the pie should be risen and the top golden.
    7. Rest the dessert for 10 minutes then dust over the icing sugar.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. doubled the ingredients & cooked it in a large slice tin, when cool cut into serves and froze, took out as many pieces as needed, thawed on bench a couple of hours. Delicous served with cream.  -  25 Jun 2011


    This is such a good recipe for quick and tasty use of fillings that are on hand (fruit, fruit mince, lemon butter etc). Can be used as a slice or desert.  -  02 Mar 2011


    this Is a fantastic receipt I have made it about six times in the last month. I have also double the receipt when I had eight people for dinner, worked well.  -  26 Nov 2012