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Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes Recipe

Lime Poppy Seed Shortcakes Recipe

Tropical flavors are right at home in this fresh-flavored shortcake from our Test Kitchen. It makes an elegant statement at brunch or as the finale to a summer meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, mango and brown sugar; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2. In another large bowl, combine the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, lime peel and salt. In a small bowl, combine cream and 1/2 cup butter; stir into dry ingredients until a thick batter forms.
  • 3. Drop by 1/3 cupfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Brush with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. In a small bowl, combine the topping ingredients.
  • 4. To assemble, split shortcakes in half. Place cake bottoms on dessert plates. Top each with about 1/3 cup fruit mixture and 2 tablespoons topping. Replace shortcake tops. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 511 calories, 30g fat (19g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.