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Valentine Strawberry Shortcake

 Valentine Strawberry Shortcake
Succulent strawberries star in this festive finale even Cupid would crave. The juicy berries mingle with a creamy yogurt sauce that's sandwiched between heart-shaped shortcake halves. It's sweet to eat and loaded with love...not calories!
2 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 mim.


  • 1/4 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced, divided
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk


  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, sour cream, confectioners' sugar
  • and extract. In a small bowl, mash 1/2 cup strawberries; stir into
  • yogurt mixture. Cover and refrigerate.
  • In another bowl, combine the flours, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking
  • powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles
  • coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until a soft dough forms (dough
  • will be sticky). On a floured surface, gently knead dough 10 times.
  • Gently pat or roll into a 1/2-in.-thick circle. Cut out two heart
  • shapes with a 3-1/2-in. cutter.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake

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Valentine Strawberry Shortcake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • at 400° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a
  • wire rack to cool slightly. To assemble, split shortcakes in half.
  • Place cake bottoms on dessert plates; spread with yogurt mixture.
  • Top with remaining strawberries and shortcake tops. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving equals 445 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 75 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.