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strawberry martini shortcake

★★★★★ 10
a recipe by
Barbara Mayo
Collierville, TN

It's time for strawberries! Light and yummy new twist on Strawberry Shortcake. Very yummy for the end of a nice dinner for 2 or dinner party for 6.

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What a great dessert to serve for guests! Perfect for a special occasion brunch or luncheon.

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★★★★★ 10
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For strawberry martini shortcake

  • 24 lg
    fresh strawberries, reserve 4 for garnish
  • 1/2 c
    good balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 lg
    zest of fresh orange
  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 3 oz
    cheesecake instant pudding mix package
  • 4
    lemon biscotti dipped in white chocolate, finely crushed
  • 4
    martini glasses
  • sugar, for decoration

How To Make strawberry martini shortcake

  • 1
    Clean strawberries and set four aside to use as garnish. Chop the rest into small pieces, then place in a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and orange zest; mix well, cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, add heavy cream and pudding mix, following the beating instructions on the box. When completely mixed, add 1/2 of the lemon biscotti crumbs; mix well.
  • 3
    PRESENTATION: Place four tablespoons of sugar on one small plate, and place 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar on another small plate. Take martini glasses and first dip the rim into the balsamic vinegar. Immediately follow by dipping the rim into the sugar to coat.
  • 4
    Carefully spoon 1/4 of the cheesecake mixture into each glass. Top with 1/4 fresh strawberry mixture then, finally, sprinkle with 1/4 of the remaining lemon crumb mixture. Garnish with a large strawberry sliced on the side of each glass.