Cranberry-Apple Shortcakes

Love classic strawberry shortcake? Enjoy a sweet cousin with a tart and tangy new fruit filling.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Cranberry-Apple Filling

2
cups cranberries
1/3
cup apple juice
2
cups thinly sliced peeled cooking apples (1 to 2 medium)
2/3
cup sugar
1/2
cup apple juice
1
tablespoon cornstarch

Shortcakes

2 1/2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons sugar
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Garnish, If Desired

Whipped topping, if desired
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat cranberries and 1/3 cup apple juice to boiling. Stir in apples; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or until apples are softened. In small bowl, mix remaining filling ingredients; stir into cranberry mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. (Filling can be served warm or cool.)
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°F. In medium bowl, mix all shortcake ingredients until soft dough forms. On surface lightly dusted with Bisquick mix, gently roll dough in Bisquick mix to coat. Knead 8 to 10 times. Roll 1/2 inch thick. Cut with 3-inch round cutter dipped in Bisquick mix. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Split shortcakes horizontally. Fill and top shortcakes with filling. Top with whipped topping.

Expert Tips

Replace the apple juice with cranberry juice for a tangy filling.

For a fun fall dessert, use a large apple-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shortcakes, and garnish filled shortcakes with a fresh mint leaf.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
42g
42%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.