Peach Melba Shortcakes

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

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.

Expert Tips

For light golden brown shortcakes, make sure you use a shiny cookie sheet and bake the shortcakes on the center oven rack.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
79g
79%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
45g
45%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
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.