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Mixed Fruit Shortcakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

2 servings

This delightful downsized recipe makes just two biscuitlike shortcakes. Fill them with fresh fruit of your choice and top with whipped cream for an impressive dinner finale. —Sue Ross, Casa Grande, Arizona
Mixed Fruit Shortcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed fresh berries
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh peaches or nectarines
  • 4 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • Whipped cream

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the berries, peaches and 2 teaspoons sugar; set aside. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in milk just until moistened. Drop by lightly packed 1/3 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten into 2-1/2-in. circles. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  2. Bake at 425° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Spoon fruit onto bottoms; spread whipped cream over fruit or on the shortcake tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 shortcake: 329 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 311mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.

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