Berry Shortcakes

Don’t be fooled if you think that photo looks like it holds the secret to a real shortcake biscuit recipe. We actually just use store-bought biscuits (or ones made from a mix) for this semi-homemade take on the summer classic. After all, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, along with homemade whipped cream, are the real stars here. After soaking the fruit with a bit of sugar and whipping up cream and sugar, you’ll halve the biscuits, and use them to sandwich a mixture of fruit and cream. This is what long summer nights are made of. (And yes, we’re referring to the dessert and our little shortcut.)

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Photo by John Kernick
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 379 calories
    • Fat 20 g
    • Sat Fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 41 mg
    • Sodium 549 mg
    • Protein 5 g
    • Carbohydrate 49 g
    • Fiber 3 g
Don’t be fooled if you think that photo looks like it holds the secret to a real shortcake biscuit recipe. We actually just use store-bought biscuits (or ones made from a mix) for this semi-homemade take on the summer classic. After all, fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, along with homemade whipped cream, are the real stars here. After soaking the fruit with a bit of sugar and whipping up cream and sugar, you’ll halve the biscuits, and use them to sandwich a mixture of fruit and cream. This is what long summer nights are made of. (And yes, we’re referring to the dessert and our little shortcut.)

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 pounds berries (such as raspberries, blueberries, or sliced strawberries)
  2. Check cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  3. Check 1 cup heavy cream
  4. Check 8 biscuits, store-bought or made from a mix

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the berries and ⅓ cup of the sugar. Let sit for at least 15 minutes (and up to 4 hours, refrigerated).
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the cream and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form.
  3. Split the biscuits in half. Spoon the berries and whipped cream on the bottom halves and sandwich with the tops.