Almond Shortcake with Triple-Berry Sauce

Here's a shortcake that's super easy. The batter is just spread and baked in a 13x9-inch pan. The fruit is drenched in a sweet sauce.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Triple-Berry Sauce

3/4
cup sugar
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2
cups water
4
to 6 drops red food color, if desired
4
cups sliced strawberries
1 1/3
cups raspberries
1 1/3
cups blueberries

Shortcake

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter or margarine
3/4
cup milk
1
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
cup sliced almonds
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, mix 3/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in water and food color. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes. Stir in berries. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 2 Heat oven to 450°F. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with shortening. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk, almond extract and eggs just until blended. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and the almonds.
  • 3 Bake shortcake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Serve with Triple-Berry Sauce.

Expert Tips

If brunch is in the plans, the almond shortcake makes a great coffee cake. Serve it slightly warm from the oven with butter and strawberry jam.

Add a spoonful of whipped cream to each serving.

You can use any combination of berries that equals 7 cups.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
15),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.