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


  • 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 each: 267 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 355mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  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 for a web site link.
Originally published as Star-Spangled Shortcake in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p23

Sweet White Wine

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

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Marley User ID: 8989318 258295
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2016


skywaitress User ID: 5434571 116009
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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