Rustic Apple Shortcake

Rustic Apple Shortcake

I love this classic Apple shortcake recipe there’s no rolling involved which makes for a quick and easy dessert. Its defiantly a crowd pleaser and family favorite with it’s crunchy, buttery sweet pastry.

Apple Shortcake

170g butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp Baking powder
2 small tins Sliced Apples or 1 large tin
1 tsp Cinnamon
Icing Sugar,to dust (optional)

Preheat oven to 200 C.

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.

Add flour and baking powder, mix till you have a soft dough.

Press 3/4 of dough into a greased baking dish.  Drain apples then spread over the dough, sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples.

With the left over dough pull pieces off and dot it on top of the apples and cinnamon. Don’t worry if you can still see some of the apples, it doesn’t have to be perfect that’s what gives it that rustic look.

Once you’ve used up all the dough, place it in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Let it cool before dusting with icing sugar.

Serve warm with cream, Greek yogurt or Homemade Custard.

Plum and Apple Anzac Crumble 

Plum and Apple Anzac Crumble 

A delicious crumble replica to the Anzac biscuit. The tart plums and apples are a perfect match with this sweet crumble.


Plum and Apple Crumble

1 cup flour

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup sugar

½ cup shredded coconut

100g butter

2 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp boiling water

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp baking soda

1x can sliced apple

1x can whole plums (stones removed)


Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Add flour into a large bowl and stir in the rolled oats, sugar and coconut. Rub in the butter with your fingertips.

Mix together the golden syrup, boiling water, vanilla essence and baking soda. Pour into the oat crumb mixture and mix through.

Place plums and sliced apples in an oven and microwave-safe dish and heat in the microwave for a few minutes until the fruit is hot.

Sprinkle the crumble on top and bake for about 20-25 minutes until the crumble is golden and the fruit is hot.

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Homemade Custard (Creme Patissiere)