Apple Slump – Old Recipe

Apple Slump - Old Recipe

This traditional New England dessert comes from Mrs. R, who is from New England.  An apple slump is a rustic dessert made with apples, sugar, and cinnamon and topped with a simple biscuit dough.  The dish is then inverted so the biscuit is on the bottom and the apple mixture is on top. It is a comforting and homely dessert perfect for a cold autumn day.

Apple Slump is a simple dessert and a great way to use fresh apples. It can be served warm or cold, and if you don’t want to serve it with the suggested Hard Sauce, it is delicious with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This recipe is much like an Apple Pan Dowdy or an Apple Crisp, only with a biscuit topping and then inverted. If you need a good biscuit recipe, check out this one – Master Biscuit

Apple Slump

Apple Slump - Old Recipe
This is a vintage handwritten recipe for an Apple Slump with a Hard Sauce. Make this Apple Slump with pared and quartered apples, sugar, powdered cinnamon, and covered with a rich biscuit dough. Top with a Hard Sauce made of powdered sugar, butter, cream, and vanilla.
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  • Apples pared and quartered
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Powdered cinnamon
  • Biscuit Dough
  • Butter, more sugar and cinnamon

Hard Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla


  • Butter a deep earthenware pudding dish. Fill nearly full with pared and quartered apples. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and a little powdered cinnamon.
  • Make a rich biscuit dough and cover pie.
  • Bake in a hot oven – 400-degrees until brown. Invert on a hot plate. The apples will be on top. Dot this over with bits of butter and more sugar and cinnamon.
  • Serve hot with Hard Sauce.

Hard Sauce

  • Beat butter and sugar to a cream. Add flavoring and cream gradually. (Instead of cream, 1 tbsp. lemon juice and 1/2 tsp lemon extract may be used, with a few drops of hot water.)

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Keyword Apple, Biscuit, Hard Sauce

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