Mom's Old Fashioned Apple Biscuit Dessert with Caramel Sauce Recipe

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mom made the simplest dessert, always from scratch. This is one we made often come fall, we always had an abundance of New York State apples for Twin Orchards in New Hartford N.Y. She made the best pies, cakes and dessert with those. Fond memories, hope you enjoy her recipe~! We never really had a name for this one. Can you name it? Maybe you remember a recipe like this one growing up.

a biscuit with apples and a caramel sauce on top with whipped cream

6-8 baking apples peeled,sliced and cored (McIntosh preferred)
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 degree preheated oven
for 30 minutes or until top of biscuit dumplings are brown. Serve warm with whipped cream and caramel topping (recipe below) or vanilla ice cream with caramel topping . Dust with more cinnamon.

Caramel Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon butter
Bring to boil. Cool several hours in refrigerator .
Try some other Upstate New York Favorite Apple desserts if you like this one:


  1. What a delicious apple dessert :) Mom's recipes are always a guarantee of success. It looks great. Bye, have a good we

  2. What a wonderful dessert! Love apples in the fall and this dessert looks like a great way to use the delicious apples! Great way to remember your mom! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. This is beautiful. I can see why it brings back fond memories.


  4. Thanks for stopping by Bake. Eat. Repeat! This looks absolutely delicious. I love simple, comforting, old fashioned desserts like this. Perfect for fall!

  5. Wow, this looks so easy and really good! I'll have to try it when I get up enough courage! hehe

  6. I adore apple desserts...and even better are apple desserts with caramel! This sounds fantastic, Claudia!

  7. This is a special one. Your mom must have been a wonderful cook. I love how this dessert looks too. Great if you have guests as well!

  8. Very yummy especially with the caramel sauce!

  9. Apple Dessert is on the minds of many bloggers today, you, Me, And Gina! This is such a homey delicious, dessert with many memories of your Mom, and those are the best.

  10. The old fashioned desserts our mothers make are usually the best desserts!



  11. Similar to apple cobbler. The caramel and whipped cream topping must take it over the top in deliciousness. Your Mom knew what tasted good. My eldest son loves apple anything but is not really a dessert fan when it comes to anything else. Geesh, he doesn't even like chocolate that much. LOL

  12. This looks extremely good! Great job!


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