Summer Fruit Shortcake

Summer Fruit Shortcake Recipe

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3 c
fresh fruit, mixed
3 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 c
strawberry puree
1 c
whipping cream, whipped


lemon, rind and juice only
2 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
4 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp

How to Make Summer Fruit Shortcake


  • 1In bowl, sprinkle fruit with 2 tablespoons of the sugar and lemon juice; toss to mix well and set aside.
  • 2LEMON BISCUITS In measuring cup, add enough milk to lemon juice to make 2/3 cup; stir and set aside for 15 minutes to sour.
  • 3In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon rind; using pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening and butter until well mixed.
  • 4With fork, blend in soured milk to make soft dough - Don't overmix.
  • 5Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 6-8 times.
  • 6Roll out or pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • 7Using floured 3 inch round cutter, cut out 6 biscuits; sprinkle lightly with more sugar.
  • 8Bake on greased baking sheet in 425 oven for 12-15 minutes or until tops are browned.
  • 9Let cool until warm; cut in half horizontally.
  • 10Spoon fruit mixture onto bottom halves of biscuits, reserving some fruit for garnish.
  • 11Stir strawberry puree with remaining sugar; spoon over fruit mixture.
  • 12Top with dollop of whipped cream, then biscuit tops - Garnish with more cream and remaining fruit.

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About Summer Fruit Shortcake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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