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Citrus Berry Shortcake

 Citrus Berry Shortcake
Here's a quick and easy classic with a soft shortcake layer. Sometimes, I'll sprinkle blueberries over the top for an especially colorful finish. —Meryl Herr, Springfield, IL
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur or orange juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of a greased 9-in. round baking
  • pan with parchment paper; grease paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In
  • another bowl, whisk buttermilk, melted butter, egg, orange juice,
  • orange peel and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until
  • moistened. Fold in 1 cup sliced strawberries. Transfer to prepared

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Citrus Berry Shortcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out
  • clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire
  • rack; remove paper. Cool completely.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, toss strawberries with lemon juice and
  • sugar. Refrigerate until serving. In another bowl, mix whipped
  • topping and liqueur; spread over cake. Drain strawberries; arrange
  • over top. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 268 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.