Strawberry-Basil-Lemon Shortcakes

Strawberry-Basil-Lemon Shortcakes

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a recipe for strawberry shortcake. The sweet and tangy balsamic strawberries with basil make these shortcakes a delicious end to a meal.

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Lemon Shortcakes
2 1/3
cups Original Bisquick® mix
tablespoons butter, melted, cooled
tablespoons sugar
tablespoon grated lemon peel
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
cup milk
Additional milk
White decorator sugar crystals or sanding sugar
Balsamic-Basil Strawberries
cup packed dark brown sugar
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
cup balsamic vinegar
cups sliced fresh strawberries
Whipped cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In large bowl, beat butter, lemon peel and lemon juice with electric mixer on low speed until blended. With spoon, stir in Bisquick mix and 2/3 cup milk until dough forms a ball.
  2. Roll or pat dough into about 3/4-inch-thick rectangle. Cut into 6 squares. Place squares on cookie sheet. Brush tops with additional milk; sprinkle with sugar crystals.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.
  4. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and basil together. Gently stir in strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Split shortcakes; place on individual dessert plates. Top bottom halves with whipped cream. Spoon strawberries over cream. Cover each with top half of shortcake.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Stir 1 tablespoon lemon juice into the whipped cream for extra flavor.
Make shortcakes the day ahead and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 15),
  • Total Fat 1 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 6g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.