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Baked Apple Shortbread with Pepper Cream

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 400°F 20 mins
Baked Apple Shortbread with Pepper Cream
  • 1/2 15  ounce package  folded refrigerated unbaked piecrust (1 crust)
  • 6  small Jonathan apples (2-1/2 to 3 oz. each), cored and quartered, peeled (if desired)
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  honey
  • 4  teaspoons  finely chopped crystallized ginger
  •  Coarsely ground black pepper
  •  Milk
  • 1  tablespoon  sugar (optional)
  • 1  recipe Pepper Cream (see recipe below)

1. Let piecrust stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Meanwhile, arrange apple quarters in six 6-ounce custard cups or 4-inch regular or disposable tart pans. In a small bowl stir together the lemon juice, honey, and ginger. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle lightly with coarsely ground pepper; set aside.

2. Unfold piecrust. Brush lightly with milk. Sprinkle sugar evenly over piecrust, if desired. Cut into 12 wedges. Drape 2 pastry wedges over apples in each cup or tart pan, allowing corners to hang over edge of pan or cup. Place cups or pans in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm with Pepper Cream.

Pepper Cream
Bake  according to package directions
  • 1/2  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  sugar
  •  Dash to 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. In a medium bowl with chilled beaters, beat whipping cream, sugar and cayenne pepper until soft peaks form. Cover and refrigerate until serving (up to 30 minutes).

Nutrition Facts (Baked Apple Shortbread with Pepper Cream)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 285,
  • Fat, total (g) 10,
  • chol. (mg) 7,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • fiber (g) 5,
  • sugar (g) 28,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 135,
  • Potassium (mg) 215,
  • calcium (mg) 10,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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