Apple Dumpling Shortcake with Caramel Sauce

Thursday, November 26, 2009
A very old recipe we made every year as soon as the McIntosh apples were ready...they were always our favorite to make this apple dumpling shortcake... the shortcake is very tender.

Once the dumplings are nice and brown and crusty looking they're done to perfection.
The buttery mixture make a nice crispy topping and added flavor to the dumplings.

This is a simple syrup. Years ago we boiled on the stove for 10 minutes, now you can put this microwave safe bowl in the microwave, once it reaches a boil then put on the timer.

Fresh ingredients make the difference and quite noticeable if you use a mix.

6-8 baking apples peeled,sliced and cored
Place apples in a greased 13x9 baking dish

1 cup sugar
1 cup water boil for 10 minutes
Pour boiling syrup over apples in the greased pan.

In a large bowl mix together to form a soft dough below:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons shortening
3 teaspoons baking powder

Drop by tablespoons on top of apples. Melt together 3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon or more if you like .

Pour teaspoons of mixture over dumplings and bake at 400*
for 30 minutes.
minutes until brown. Serve warm with whipped cream and caramel topping or vanilla ice cream with caramel topping . Dust with more cinnamon.
+claudia lamascolo author


  1. Sounds yummy! Love the caramel sauce. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. a happy thanksgiving !it's sounds delicious,mmm!

  3. A fabulous cake, really worth to bite it :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!



  4. Luscious. Must try this... want the picture .... now. Love to cook with MacIntosh.

  5. Fabulous! All the yum of apple pie without fussing with a crust. And I bet this smells wonderful while it's baking!

  6. This is such a delightful dessert! Serve it with a scoop of ice cream, I'll be in heaven :D

  7. Oh my, what a lovle dessert! I would loveeee to have some too.

  8. This looks super delicious. You're trying to get me started with the apple addictions again right? I'm adding it to my must try soon list.... that is, at the top of the list!

  9. @honeyb you too and thank you!
    @alison happy friendship!
    @Gera :) thanks
    @Claudia glad you like this thank you Claudia!
    @petite ice cream while its hot its great!
    @kathy exactly Kathy!
    @mylittlespace thanks Kristy!
    @redkathycool glad I found your fav!
    @chowandchowderthanks for visiting!

  10. what a heady mixture!!
    Sounds absolutely wonderful =)

  11. well gee, what could be better than this recipe....all the right ingredients, the aroma must be over-whelming and the taste must be pure bliss -great dessert and comfort food...

  12. @drick it did smell wonderful and didn't last long at all :)

  13. This sure looks yummy. Feel like pinching a bite!

  14. What a delicious sweet apple creation! I love it! Yum! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

  15. What a gorgeous crust! And kudos on the extra bit with the syrup... Makes a whole lot of difference, and yes to fresh ingredients! =)

  16. Look it's the top nine recipe!!! Congrats! (See, I am so behind looking at blogs!)

  17. I can see how this made Top 9 today---it sound/looks delicious! Congrats!


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