Sunday, July 24, 2011

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcakes {Day 16}

Want to start off any "stay"cation right? These babies will sure help! I had a little whim at the grocery store today, and OH MY I'm so glad that I did! If you want to give them a shot, here's the ballpark recipe.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcakes

Store bought shortcakes
Strawberries- about 5-8 sliced and 5-8 whole for the puree
Cream Cheese- 1pkg- softened
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Sugar- granulated and powder
Lemons- 1/2 tsp fresh juice (optional)
Whipped cream

Cream Cheese Filling: Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar (to taste) and vanilla
Strawberry Puree- Throw 5-8 strawberries in a Magic Bullet or blender along with approx. 2 tsp of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Puree until liquid.

Sauce your plate with the puree and place a shortcake on top. Fill shortcake with cream cheese filling. Top with cut strawberries and a little more puree and add a dollop of whipped cream. Voila. Yum! Watch your family smile (unless you have a child who refuses ALL fruits and vegetables...just get him something else to nosh on)!

I'm not a huge fan of store bought shortcakes, but these were a good way to put them to use. Later this week I'll be experimenting with a yummy shortcake-y waffle (like Outback's Strawberry Waffle Shortcake-- these are heaven in my mouth!) I have plenty of filling left over to give these a shot!

Happy Eating!

1 comment:

  1. We tried this out tonight and it hit the spot!! Looking back now, we forgot the whipped cream!! How unfortunate! Thanks for the fun summery dessert.