Almond Shortcake with Triple-Berry Sauce

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:50

Hr:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
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.
Special Touch
Add a spoonful of whipped cream to each serving.
Substitution
You can use any combination of berries that equals 7 cups.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 290mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 49g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.