Strawberry Jam Shortcakes

If the berries are very sweet, decrease the sugar to suit your taste. Drop the dough easily by using a lightly greased 1/3-cup dry measure.

Yield: Makes 8 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Prep Time:
Stand: 2 Hours
Bake: 15 Minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 (16-oz.) containers fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut up
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and, if desired, almond extract. Cover berry mixture, and let stand 2 hours.
  2. 2. Beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add 2 Tbsp. sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Cover and chill up to 2 hours.
  3. 3. Combine flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or two forks until crumbly.
  4. 4. Whisk together eggs, sour cream, and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Drop dough by lightly greased 1/3 cupfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet. (Coat cup with vegetable cooking spray after each drop.)
  5. 5. Bake at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
  6. 6. Split shortcakes in half horizontally. Stir together strawberry jam and 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint. Spread cut sides of bottom shortcake halves evenly with jam mixture. Spoon about 1/2 cup berry mixture onto each shortcake bottom; top each with a rounded Tbsp. chilled whipped cream, and cover with tops. Serve with remaining whipped cream. Garnish, if desired.
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