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Strawberry Shortcakes

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WW Freestyle: 11
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigeration Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Awesome dessert with crumbly biscuits that are topped and filled with strawberries and whipped cream. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 286

Ingredients

For the Biscuits

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon milk for brushing the tops

For the Strawberries

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh strawberries , hulled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar

For the Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Instructions 

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and orange zest in a large bowl.
  • Add in the cream cheese and mash it with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Stir in 1/3 cup of milk and form a dough.
  • Flour hands and divide the dough into 8 balls.
  • Place the dough balls 3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet or silpat.
  • With a glass flatten the dough balls to 1/2 inch thickness and brush the tops with milk and sprinkle a bit of sugar on top.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Take out the biscuits and allow them to cool down to room temperature.
  • In the meantime prepare the strawberries.

For the Strawberries:

  • Once you have cleaned and sliced them, take 1/3 of the strawberries and mash them with a potato masher.
  • Add in the rest of the strawberries and pour in the sugar.
  • Set aside for at least 20 minutes.

For the Whipped Cream:

  • Meanwhile prepare the whipped cream by combining together the whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

For the Shortcakes:

  • Assemble the shortcakes by cutting the biscuits in half.
  • Place a tablespoon of the strawberry mixture on the bottom half of the biscuit and top with whipped cream.
  • Cover with the top half of the biscuit, and top it with whipped cream and a few more strawberries.
  • Serve immediately or put the cakes in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 11
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Shortcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 Shortcake)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 50.3mg61%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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