Apricot Berry Shortcake
"This is a fun an convenient alternative to traditional strawberry shortcake," notes field editor Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon. "It's a delightful dessert that's easy to assemble using purchased sponge cakes."
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 1 cup fresh raspberries and/or blackberries
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup apricot jam
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Dash salt
- 2 individual round sponge cakes
- Whipped cream
- In a small bowl, combine the berries, sugar and nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- In a small saucepan, cook and stir the jam, butter and salt over low heat until butter is melted. In a microwave, warm the sponge cakes on high for 20 seconds; place on serving plates. Top with berry mixture and drizzle with apricot sauce. Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 253 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Apricot Berry Shortcake in Taste of Home June/July 2001
Jun 29, 2014
I had some shortcake to use, so I decided to try this "recipe". I didn't like the nutmeg with the blackberries. The idea for the apricot sauce was good, but it was just missing something.