Blueberry Peach Shortcakes

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
1-1/2 pints blueberries (about 3-1/2 cups)
1 cup sugar plus
3 tbsp sugar
6 whole peaches, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
3 cups all-purpose flour
4-1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
10 tbsp cold margarine or butter
1 cup milk plus
2 tbsp milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparation

In a 3-quart saucepan, mix lemon juice and cornstarch until smooth. Stir in blueberries and 2/3 cup sugar; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook 1 minute. Stir in peaches then set aside.

Preheat oven to 425°F. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/3 cup sugar. With pastry blender or two forks, cut in 9 tablespoons margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in milk, a little at a time, just until mixture forms a soft dough that leaves side of bowl. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough 6 to 8 times, just until smooth. With lightly floured hands, pat dough 3/4 inch thick.

With floured 3-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out shortcakes. With pancake turner, place shortcakes 1 inch apart on ungreased large cookie sheet. Press trimmings together; cut to make 8 shortcakes in all.

Melt remaining 1 tbsp margarine and brush over shortcakes. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar. Bake 16 to 22 minutes, until golden brown. In a small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar to soft peaks. With fork, split warm shortcakes in half. Spoon some fruit into each; top with cream, then more fruit.

Yield

Serves 8

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 mins.
Cook Time: 30 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 484
Calories from Fat: 207

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
35%
Carbohydrates 54g
18%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Calories 484kcal
24%
Cholesterol 54mg
18%
Protein 3g
5%
Sodium 328mg
13%
Calcium
4%
Iron
7%
Vitamin A
62%
Vitamin C
106%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.