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Gingered Shortcake with Spiced Fruit

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Shortcake isn’t just for strawberries! Fill these ginger-scented shortcake layers with blueberries, apples, nectarines, or pears.

Yield: 8 servings
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Open-face shortcake with cream and berries

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup butter

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger*

3 tablespoons butter

3 cups thinly sliced cooking apples, nectarines, and/or pears

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped nondairy dessert topping, thawed

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder. Cut in the 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine egg, LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Milk, and ginger; add to flour mixture. Stir just to moisten. Spread in a greased 8 X 1 1/2-inch round baking pan. Bake in 450 degree F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove shortcake from pan; cool on a wire rack. Split the shortcake into 2 layers.
  3. In a large skillet melt the 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add apples, nectarines, and/or pears. Cook for 2 to 5 minutes or until almost tender. Stir in brown sugar and nutmeg. Cook for 1 to 3 minutes more or until fruit is tender and the liquid is reduced. Stir in blueberries. Cool completely.
  4. Place the bottom cake layer on a serving plate. Spoon about two-thirds of the fruit mixture and the whipped topping over cake. Top with second cake layer and remaining fruit mixture.

*If fresh ginger is not available, substitute with 1 teaspoon of ground ginger.
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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice cake with 1/2 cup fruit.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 373
Total Fat 20.31g
Calories from Fat 180.30kcal
Saturated Fat 13.57g
Cholestrol 70.52mg
Sodium 239.69mg
Total Carbohydrate 45.07g
Dietary Fiber 2.00g
Sugars 21.33g
Protein 4.84g
Calcium 96.41mg

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