Fruity Oat Shortcakes

Who says shortcake is just for summer and strawberries? We've fused it with fall and the great flavors of a warm fruit pie.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1/3
cup quick-cooking oats
3
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2
cup milk
3
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
medium firm pears, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2
cup orange juice
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
can (21 oz) apricot pie filling

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. In large bowl, mix Bisquick mix, oats, brown sugar, milk and butter until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional brown sugar and oats if desired.
  • 2 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat pears, cranberries, orange juice and cinnamon to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until cranberries pop. Stir in pie filling. Split warm shortcakes; fill and top with fruit mixture.

Expert Tips

Shortcakes make a fun do-it-yourself dessert. Let your family make their own and add as much filling as they like. Don't forget the whipped cream!

For evenly browned shortcakes, bake the shortcakes on a shiny aluminum cookie sheet on the center oven rack.

For a change, serve these luscious shortcakes with Easy Caramel-Apple Topping: In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup caramel topping until warm. Stir in 1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
76g
76%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
42g
42%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 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.