Introduction: Shortcut Strawberry Shortcake

I think I know only one person who actually bakes her own biscuits for strawberry shortcake (Kate, RS's Associate Food Editor). The rest of my friends rely on those greasy rounds you get at the supermarket bakery counter. This recipe lets me look like a star -- juicy fruit piled on flaky, fresh-from-the-oven biscuits is hard for anyone to resist. -- Lygeia Grace, Senior Food Editor, Real Simple

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This ode to the berry is decadent enough for company, and the just-baked refrigerator-case biscuits will fill your kitchen with an aroma that will say "homemade" -- not to mention "good." They'll also soak up the strawberries' juices without getting soggy, as those spongy, don't-even-pretend-you're-shortcake rounds do.

2 quarts (32 ounces) fresh strawberries
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 12-ounce tube Pillsbury Golden Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits
1 7-ounce can whipped cream

Step 1: Slice

Slice the strawberries into a large bowl.

Step 2: Sprinkle

Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the sugar, toss, and set aside.

Step 3: Separate, Sprinkle

Separate the dough into individual portions and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining sugar and bake according to the package directions.

Step 4: Cool, Slice

Let cool on the baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Slice each biscuit in half.

Step 5: Top

Place the bottom half on a plate and top with some of the whipped cream.

Step 6: Spoon, Sandwich, Serve

Spoon the berries and juices over the cream and sandwich with the remaining biscuit half.


pattyaitch made it! (author)2010-02-07

Many years back when I lived in California, I'd stop at KFC, on my way home from work and buy a few biscuits. Then a quick stop at the market for strawberries and whipping cream. We'd have a delicious shortcake for dessert.
Way better than any canned biscuit.

bettyo33 made it! (author)2009-03-04

The shortcake recipe on the Bisquick box is great - like a biscuit, but sweet (easy and quick to make).

DANCERMACHINE made it! (author)2008-12-19

Aren't those called "Frasier"? they're delicious!!!!

mac_daddy made it! (author)2008-04-28

Any pound-cake, either freezer or from the baked goods, works great too. Not authentic shortcake, but pretty good in itself.

toolgal29 made it! (author)2008-04-03

OMG THT LOOKS SOOOOO GOOD!!!!!!! im totally gonna make some!

gdhenson made it! (author)2007-09-03

You guys and those canned biscuits. I think they're terrible.......and are going to be the reason behind the fall of Western Civilization. (That and Sharia creep)

miloftonime made it! (author)2007-08-25

i don't know what is Pillsbury Golden Homestyle Buttermilk biscuits.. can i do some exchange?

Ferrite made it! (author)2007-08-22

Peach shortcake is good too, especially if you have fresh peaches.

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