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Baked rhubarb and apple shortcake with double cream

Neil Perry
Neil Perry

This baked shortcake is a very simple, delicious dessert that's perfect with just about any fruit you like.

Ingredients

Wintry treat: Apple-rhubarb shortcake.
Wintry treat: Apple-rhubarb shortcake. Photo: William Meppem

1/3 cup caster sugar

1 1/2 tbsp apple juice

1 1/2 tbsp orange juice

1 small cinnamon quill

1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out

2 large Granny Smith apples

5 large stems rhubarb

1/2 tsp lemon zest, finely grated

1/2 tsp fresh orange zest, finely grated

1/4 cup icing sugar

1/2 cup plain flour

1/4 cup cornflour

85g cold unsalted butter, diced

small pinch sea salt

double cream, to serve

 

 

Method

COMBINE SUGAR, juices, cinnamon, half the vanilla seeds and the pod in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium. Once it starts to simmer, cook for about 5 minutes, or until reduced by one-third and sauce is syrupy and lightly caramelised.

REMOVE APPLE CORES, then peel and quarter the apples. Cut into 2cm pieces. Trim rhubarb and cut into 3cm pieces.

ADD THE APPLE PIECES to the sauce and simmer for about 5 minutes until almost cooked. Add zests and rhubarb, then bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute, or until just starting to become tender. If there is excessive liquid, very gently remove the fruit from the saucepan, reduce the sauce to a syrupy consistency, then add the fruit back in. Remove from heat, cover and cool.

REMOVE VANILLA POD and cinnamon stick. Evenly divide the compote and syrup into four oven-proof ramekins.

PREHEAT THE OVEN to 160°C.

FOR THE SHORTCAKE mixture, place icing sugar, flours, butter, salt and remaining vanilla seeds into a food processor and pulse until a sandy texture is achieved. Do not over-mix, or form a dough.

PLACE SHORTCAKE MIX loosely on top in each ramekin and place into oven for 10-15 minutes until just set. Serve immediately with double cream.

Main ingredient:
Apple, Cream/Milk
Cuisine:
French
Course:
Dessert
Occasion:
Family meals, Dinner Party

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