WEEKDAYS 1e|12c|p

Anne Burrell's Apricot Nectarine Shortcake with Vanilla Whipped Cream

ChewLogoRevisedjpg
A Delicious Summer Dessert!
skill level
Moderate
time
1-30min
servings
8
cost
$
The shortcakes and apricot and nectarine filling make this dessert light, and easy, enough to serve with dinner, yet tasty and fancy enough to serve at a party too. Feature it on the dessert table of your next party, or dish it out for dessert tonight!
share
ingredients
  • Shortcakes:2 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons sugar
  • plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling1 tablespoon baking powderPinch salt1 stick unsalted butter
  • chilled
  • cut into pea-size pieces1/2 cup heavy cream Fruit:1/4 cup unsalted butter5 apricots
  • pitted
  • cut into sixths5 nectarines
  • pitted
  • cut into sixths2 tablespoons sugarWhipped cream:1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • chilled1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon sugar
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    Shortcakes: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • 2
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    Pinch salt
    1 stick unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pea-size pieces
    In the food processor combine the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 3
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    Add the cream and pulse until the mixture looks very crumbly but sticks together. 
  • 4
    Remove the blade from the processor and form craggy looking dough balls about the size of a small tennis ball. 
  • 5
    2 tbsp sugar
    Put the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Sprinkle each ball with a little sugar. 
  • 6
    Bake in the preheated oven for about 11 to 12 minutes, then remove and let it cool.
  • 7
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    For the fruit: Add the butter to a saute pan and melt it over medium heat. 
  • 8
    5 apricots, pitted, cut into sixths
    5 nectarines, pitted, cut into sixths
    Add the fruit and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • 9
    2 tablespoons sugar 
    Sprinkle in the sugar and saute for another 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • 10
    1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Whipped cream: In a mixing bowl combine the cream and vanilla. Using a whisk or hand beater, beat the cream until it starts to thicken. 
  • 11
    1 tablespoon sugar
    Sprinkle in the sugar and beat until the cream is very light and fluffy and it holds soft peaks. 
  • 12
    To assemble: Cut the shortcakes in half. Spoon a generous amount of the warm fruit filling on the bottoms of the shortcakes. Replace the top and garnish with the vanilla whipped cream.
 
Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ABC's media platforms. Learn more.

similar recipes