Spiderweb Shortcake Recipe
Halloween cookie cutters are available at department and specialty stores. If you are having trouble finding a spiderweb cookie cutter, I found almost any shape you could ever want online at Cookiecutter.com. You can also draw a web on paper and use that as a stencil.
6 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2" chunks
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice, or baking spice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup whipping cream
Heavy whipping cream
- Apple Filling: Place the apples in the crock of a 2-3 quart slow cooker; toss with the remaining ingredients.
- Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and let cook until the apples are tender, 4-6 hours. If it's convenient, stir once or twice during cooking. If the mixture is too thick, stir in a little water.
- When the apples are tender, stir well, and set the slow cooker to warm while preparing the shortcakes.
- Shortcakes: Preheat the oven to 400º.
- Mix the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut the butter into pieces and cut it into the flour mixture until it looks like small peas.
- Mix the egg and whipping cream, pour into the flour mixture, and mix well.
- Transfer the mixture to a floured surface and pat or roll into a large rectangle about 1/2" thick.
- Using a spiderweb cutter or stencil, cut spiderwebs from the dough, rerolling the scraps as necessary.
- Place the webs on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Use a teaspoon to drizzle concentric circles of heavy cream on the dough.
- Run a skewer through the circles from the center to each edge to resemble a web.
- Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake the shortcakes 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Assembly: Spoon a generous amount of apple filling in a serving dish; top with a warm web shortcake and add some butter or cream on top.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 528 Calories from Fat 185
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 35% Protein 4% Carb. 61%
Nutrient Amount per Serving:
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 414 mg
Total Carbohydrate 80 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 15% Calcium 0% Iron 8%
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