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Brown Sugar Biscuit Apple Shortcakes | Grandbaby Cakes

Brown Sugar Biscuit Apple Shortcakes

Brown Sugar Biscuit Apple Shortcakes using White Lily Flour: A delicious fall twist on a Southern dessert classic.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword apple dessert recipes, autumn recipes, classic recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 330kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes


For the Brown Sugar Biscuits:

  • 2 cups White Lily self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk

For the Sautéed Apples:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 granny smith apples peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped Cream for serving
  • Ground Cinnamon


For the Brown Sugar Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, brown sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • Using a cheese shredded, grate butter into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Pour in buttermilk and gently combine.
  • Sprinkle flour on your working area or board and remove biscuit dough from bowl. Use your hands to flatten the dough and shape out to your preferred thickness of ½-3/4 inch.
  • Cut biscuit dough into circles using round cutter or back of a can.
  • Place cut biscuits onto greased cast iron skillet and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until they have risen and browned.

For the Sautéed Apples:

  • Melt butter and lemon juice in medium sized pan over low heat.
  • Whisk in sugar and turn heat up to medium heat. Watch until butter and sugar mixture begins to turn a caramel brown color which can take up to 8 minutes (make sure you do not burn!!).
  • Add in thinly sliced apples, cream, rum and vanilla extract and cook until tender over medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes until just warm.

To Assemble the Shortcakes:

  • Simply cut biscuits in half.
  • On the bottom half of each biscuit, add whipped cream and apples.
  • Sprinkle with ground cinnamon (if desired) and serve.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.4mg