Blueberry-Blackberry Shortcakes

Make this dessert even sweeter by using fresh berries
June 07, 2015


Preheat oven to 400°F.

To prepare shortcakes, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in chilled butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add buttermilk and stir just until moist.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Pat dough to a ½-inch thickness, cut with 3-inch biscuit cutter to form 8 dough rounds. Place dough rounds 2 inches apart on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine water and egg white, stirring with whisk; brush over dough rounds. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons sugar. Bake at 400°F for 13 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, and cool on a wire rack.

To prepare filling, combine 1 cup blueberries, ½ cup sugar, juice, and cornstarch in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thick. Place in a large bowl. Add remaining blueberries and blackberries, stirring to coat. Cover and chill.

Using a serrated knife, cut each shortcake in half horizontally. Spoon ½ cup blueberry mixture over bottom half of each shortcake. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped topping and top half of shortcake.

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light             

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup fat-free buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 cups fresh wild blueberries, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup frozen reduced-calorie whipped topping, thawed
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