Blueberry Shortcake

Blueberry Shortcake
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Bake 425°F 14 mins Cook 6 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder and salt. With hands, mix butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. Stir in milk and almond extract. Gently gather dough, divide into 6 pieces and place on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.

2. Meanwhile, combine 1 1/3 cups of the blueberries, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the lemon juice and lemon zest in a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook 6 minutes or until blueberries burst and mixture thickens slightly. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup blueberries. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

3. In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream on medium-high speed until foamy. Add vanilla extract and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

4. Slice shortcakes in half lengthwise. Spoon 1/4 cup of the blueberries on top of the bottom half of each shortcake; dollop each with whipped cream. Place top half of shortcake on each and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 464, Fat, total (g): 26, chol. (mg): 82, sat. fat (g): 16, carb. (g): 56, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 256, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.