Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
9 servings

Corn bread lovers will also love this dessert, which stars sweet corn bread in place of the traditional shortcake.You can use frozen berries in the sauce, but fresh are best for the topping. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare sauce, combine the first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Strain berry mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare topping, combine 1 cup each raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in a large bowl. Add brown sugar, orange-flower water (if desired), and orange rind; toss gently to combine. Cover and chill.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 4

To prepare corn bread, lightly spoon the flour and cornmeal into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, cornmeal, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add milk, butter, oil, and egg; stir with a whisk.

Step 5

Pour batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes or until corn bread is lightly browned and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut corn bread into 9 squares.

Step 6

Spoon about 1 tablespoon sauce onto each of 9 plates, and top with 1 corn bread square. Top each corn bread square with about 1/4 cup fresh berry topping. Spoon about 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving.

Ratings & Reviews

FarmerD's Review

April 29, 2013
I like a sweeter (but not excessively so) cornbread and this recipe is just that.

psal271's Review

February 10, 2009
This is my go-to cornbread recipe. It's really good with the coarser stone-ground cornmeal as well.

MonicaMN's Review

January 24, 2009
I would serve this to guests. It is really good.