This shortcake is easy, delicious, and just sweet enough. It’s made the old-fashioned way—with biscuits! We used pre-made refrigerated biscuits, but homemade ones will make this delicious dessert that much better. If you’re making this strawberry shortcake recipe for a crowd, prepare the strawberries and whip the cream the day before, then keep both cold in the refrigerator. Bake the biscuits just before serving.
Yield : 8 servings
- 8 cups of sliced strawberries (40–50 large berries)
- 1 8-count package of buttermilk biscuits
- 2 cups heavy cream for whipping
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
- Preheat oven according to directions on the biscuit package.
- Slice 7 cups of strawberries and place in a large mixing bowl. Mash remaining 1 cup of strawberries. Combine mashed and sliced strawberries with sugar and stir gently until sugar is combined. Let mixture sit for about 30 minutes until it becomes syrupy.
- Place biscuits in the oven and bake according to package/recipe directions.
- Pour cold whipping cream into a bowl, add vanilla, and whip until it forms soft peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Halve biscuits once they have cooled. For larger servings, spoon strawberry mixture over one half, top with whipped cream, then top with the other biscuit half. For smaller servings, spoon strawberries and whipped cream over each biscuit half.
Featured Ingredient: Strawberries
The best strawberries you’ll ever taste will come from a garden, because fully ripened strawberries have a rich, aromatic flavor unmatched by their supermarket counterparts. Eating them fresh is the best way to enjoy their ripe flavor and take in their nutrients. Each berry is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber. If de-stemmed, strawberries can be easily frozen for use in smoothies or for cooking during out-of-season months. As a tip, keep fresh strawberries in the refrigerator and only wash them just before use. Savoring the melt-in-your-mouth juiciness of freshly picked strawberries is but one reason to grow your own. Learn how to grow your own strawberries