Thursday, 4 April 2013

Cinnamon Apple Shortcake

It's cold!  I don't mean a little under the normal temperature.  It's COLD!  A sort of 'I want a baked apple' cold.  So that's what I've baked today, Cinnamon Apple Shortcake.



It's so easy to make.  Slice and core an apple for each person you are going to serve.  I like to use eating apples for this.  They don't cook down like cooking apples do and retain their slice shape.



Place the apple slices in an ovenproof dish.  Sprinkle over a nice spoonful of brown sugar for each apple.  Dust with some ground cinnamon and dot the top with butter.  You can also squeeze a bit of lemon juice over the apple slices to keep them from going brown, but you don't have to.



Cover the dish with foil and bake at 375F/190C  until the apples are soft and tender.  The amount of time will vary with the variety of apple but it usually takes 30 - 45 minutes.



Slice open a scone, I had left over Mary Berry Scones from yesterday's tea.  Spoon over the apple slices and baking juices.  



Serve warm with pouring cream, clotted cream or vanilla ice cream!  If this doesn't warm me up...nothing will!

*The ceramics featured in the photos were handmade by me.  New ceramics projects have been postponed due to freezing weather conditions.  

14 comments:

  1. Anything with cinnamon and apples gets my vote and I love your simple way of preparing and serving them - delicious! Off to the kitchen to hunt out some apples now...

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    1. Thanks, Katharine! : ) This is the easiest way to cook apples and tasty, too.

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  2. It looks delicious. And your ceramics are gorgeous. Are you going to sell them? (Not the ones in the pictures obviously, but other similar ones!).

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    1. Thank you, Su. Pottery is a new hobby for me and I am not proficient enough to go into proper production, yet! : ) Perhaps in the future....

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  3. I love hot apples, too! Even in this spring time! It's really cold enough for hot apples!
    And WOW!! Your ceramics are so great! Where can you produce them and above all bake (fire?) them? Perhaps you make a post about it! I'd find it very interesting!

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    1. I have always wanted to learn how to throw pots on the wheel. A couple of years ago the local council had a pottery course for beginners. I attended and was hooked. The council couldn't afford to continue the classes so I bought my own potter's wheel and a kiln. They are in my unheated garage so ceramic production ends when the weather gets cold. I hope to get back to my wheel soon. : )

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  4. Those look sooooooooooooooo yummy.I love apples and cinnamon AND scones:)Dad is STILL singing the horrible history song!
    Love Sara+Ben(My bear)

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    1. Hello Sara and Ben-

      I love almost anything with cinnamon in it. : )

      It's a really good song. We call that an 'ear worm' when you hear a song you just can't stop singing. You Dad has ear worms! Eeeeuuuuwww!

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  5. Looks delicious! I love the food styling too! Will definately be trying this for my next coffee morning:-)

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    1. Thank you! : ) I hope you like it! It's a great way to use up those few leftover scones from Sunday tea.

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  6. A ear worm really dose sound gross:)
    Love,Sara+Ben:)

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