Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Instead of biscuits or shortbread, this sweet concoction uses packaged ladyfingers, which give it a light texture that's good on blazing days. Individual desserts are easy to serve—no cutting or scooping—and easy to eat. (They'll disappear in a flash!)

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Stand: 30 Minutes

Ingredients

1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur or 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 (8-ounce) container mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (3- or 3.4-ounce) package ladyfingers

Preparation

1. Combine strawberries, amaretto, and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Let stand about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and whipping cream in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold in mascarpone cheese and vanilla.

3. Layer ladyfingers, mascarpone mixture, and strawberry mixture in 6 (9-ounce) bowls.

June 2011
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