Star-Spangled Shortcake Recipe
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Star-Spangled Shortcake Recipe

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Celebrate Independence Day with this patriotic treat dreamed up by our home economists. Star-shaped corn muffins are terrific when topped with ice cream and colorful berries.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) corn bread/muffin mix
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 shortcake with 1/3 cup fruit (calculated without ice cream) equals 267 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare corn bread batter according to package directions. Fill six greased star-shaped cups or muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the strawberries and blueberries; sprinkle with sugar and gently toss to coat.
  3. Cool shortcakes for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pan to a wire rack. Drizzle vinegar over berries; toss to coat. Top each shortcake with a scoop of ice cream and berry mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Star-shaped muffin pans are available from Wilton Industries, Inc. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit www.quickcooking.com for a web site link.
Originally published as Star-Spangled Shortcake in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 shortcake with 1/3 cup fruit (calculated without ice cream) equals 267 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

This is fantastic! If you have never tried balsamic strawberries before, do it, they are so good. I crave them. This recipe is excellent!

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