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Caramel Apple Pecan Shortcakes

Caramel Apple Pecan Shortcakes

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 38 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert


Sweet caramel and tart apples layered in a pecan-studded biscuit for a fabulous fall take on the classic shortcake in these Caramel Apple Pecan Shortcakes.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 11/4 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sparkling or crystallized white sugar, for sprinkling


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, for toasting
  • 4 granny smith apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup prepared caramel sauce or caramel topping

Other Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup prepared caramel sauce or caramel topping
  • whipped topping, for serving


  1. Preheat 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives in opposite directions. Stir in the pecans until evenly distributed. Make a well in the center and add 1 cup heavy cream and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon or your hands until well combined. Divide batter into 8 rustic biscuits. Place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Brush biscuits with remaining heavy and sprinkle each one with a pinch of sparkling or crystallized white sugar. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until biscuits start to turn golden brown and crisp on the outside. Let cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, place the other 1/2 cup chopped pecans in a shallow saucepan and toast over medium-low heat for a few minutes until lightly toasted. Remove to a bowl to cool.
  4. Add 1/2 cup caramel topping to the hot saucepan. Stir in the apple slices and let sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Slice each biscuit in half and place the bottom half on a serving plate. Spoon some apples and a little warm sauce onto the bottom half of the biscuit. Drizzle with some caramel sauce/topping and top the apples with a spoonful of whipped topping. Place the top of the biscuit on the whipped topping and top with a few more apples and some more whipped topping, if desired. Sprinkle with a few of the toasted pecans.