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Mixed Berry Shortcake Stars

Mixed berry sauce, with whipped cream and tender, buttery shortcakes! The quintessential summer and 4th of July dessert!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For mixed berry sauce:

  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 2 lbs. strawberries hulled, sliced
  • 1/4 c. sugar

For shortcakes:

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter frozen or very cold
  • 1/2 c. + 1 tbsp. cream or whole milk
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • turbinado sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 - 8 oz. container whipped topping thawed

Instructions

For mixed berry sauce:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, strawberries, and 1/4 c. sugar, tossing to coat.
  2. Using a fork or potato masher, lightly mash the fruit. You want to leave some of the blueberries and strawberries in larger chunks, but you want some of the fruit crushed so that it absorbs the sugar.
  3. Set aside to macerate, and prepare shortcakes.

For shortcakes:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/4 c. sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour mixture, and whisk or stir until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles. Alternatively, you could use a pastry blender or knife.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 c. cream and the egg.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and stir until just combined. It should begin to form large clumps of dough.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently until dough comes together in a ball, about 6-8 times. Do not overmix.
  7. Pat into a large disk, about 1-inch thick.
  8. Using a star-shaped cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut 6-8 biscuits.
  9. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  10. Brush with cream and sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar.
  11. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  12. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, about 10 minutes.

To assemble shortcakes:

  1. Split each biscuit in half and place bottoms on individual plates.
  2. Spoon the mixed berry sauce over the biscuit bottom, top with a dollop of whipped cream, cap with biscuit top, more mixed berry sauce, and a final dollop of whipped cream.
  3. Serve immediately.