It’s the last day of August, which in my mind means it’s pretty much the last day of summer. Once September hits, it’s fall in my mind.
So today, a day of transition, I’ll be eating ice cream for dessert (the ultimate summer dessert, right?) and dreaming of all the pumpkin and apple treats that are in my future.
Oh and THIS apple dessert that is in my past. But will absolutely be in my future, too. I mean, caramel apple shortcake. I can’t go through fall without making this AT LEAST 3 more times. Why? Well let’s count the ways I love this dessert.
For one, cinnamon and clove spiced apples. Just the smell of them sauteeing in ALL THE BUTTER made my heart pitter patter. Then I tasted them and died a little. So good.
Then there’s the cream biscuits which were not only SO easy, thanks to my good ‘ol friend King Arthur’s self rising flour, but basically little fluffy biscuits of heaven.
And you can’t forget the whipped cream on top. You just can’t. Because every bite of this shortcake needs to have a little piece of biscuit, a slice of apple, and a huge dollop of whipped cream. I mean, I reloaded my shortcakes with whipped cream at least four times while eating it and I’m not ashamed to say it. Oh and you can totally use whipped cream from a can or (gasp!) Cool Whip if you please.
And lastly, this recipe is TOTALLY able to be made ahead of time. You can make the biscuits, apples, AND whipped cream all in advance, and then when it comes time to serve, just heat up the apples either on the stovetop or in the microwave, and put it all together. Autumn is served!
If you’re looking for more ways to bake with apples, check out my roundup of over 40 Apple Recipes from last week!