Summer Fruit Shortcakes with Maple Cream

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook shares a recipe! It's okay to indulge in a sweet treat of fresh fruits, yogurt-cream and a freshly baked shortcake.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Shortcakes

3
cups summer fruit (such as sliced strawberries, diced peaches, raspberries or blueberries)
1
tablespoon maple-flavored syrup
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup reduced-fat margarine
1/2
to 2/3 cup fat-free (skim) milk

Maple Cream

1/3
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
1
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Light Fat Free very vanilla yogurt or Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla yogurt
3/4
teaspoon maple flavor

  • 1 In large bowl, stir together fruit and maple syrup. Let stand about 1 hour until fruit becomes juicy.
  • 2 Heat oven to 450°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in margarine, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in milk just until blended.
  • 3 Drop dough by 8 spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat whipping cream and powdered sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold in yogurt and maple flavor. (Refrigerate until ready to serve.)
  • 5 Split shortcakes horizontally in half while warm. Place about 1/4 cup fruit and 1 tablespoon Maple Cream on bottom half of each shortcake. Add shortcake tops. Top each with additional fruit and 1 tablespoon Maple Cream.

Expert Tips

For tender shortcakes, try not to overmix or overwork the dough.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.