Peach Melba Shortcakes

Peach Melba Shortcakes

Partner peaches and raspberries for a tasty twist in classic melt-in-your-mouth shortcake.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Fruit
3
peaches, peeled and sliced into thin wedges, or 1 bag (1 lb) frozen sliced peaches, thawed
1
container (6 oz) fresh raspberries (1 1/2 cups)
3/4
cup granulated sugar
Shortcakes
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup firm butter or margarine
2/3
cup milk
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
tablespoon milk
1/4
cup sliced almonds
3
tablespoons coarse sugar
Ice Cream
1
pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream
  1. In medium bowl, mix peaches, raspberries and 3/4 cup sugar. Let stand 1 hour so fruit will become juicy.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 400┬░F. In medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Using wooden spoon, stir in 2/3 cup milk, the almond extract and egg just until blended. (Dough will be stiff.)
  3. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 8 spoonfuls about 2 inches apart. Brush with 1 tablespoon milk; sprinkle almonds over tops of each. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  4. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet; cool 10 minutes.
  5. Cut shortcakes in half. Spoon about 1/4 cup ice cream onto bottom of each shortcake. Top each with 1/2 cup of the peach mixture; add tops of shortcakes.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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For light golden brown shortcakes, make sure you use a shiny cookie sheet and bake the shortcakes on the center oven rack.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 520
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 79g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 45g),
  • Protein 8g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.