{Sweet Summer Sampling} Berry Patriotic Shortcake

Hello everyone!  My name is Summer and blog over at Summer Scraps. On my blog you will find crafts, recipes and me talking about things going on in my life.  I would love for you to stop by some time!

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I am so excited to be sharing my recipe with all of you!  Strawberry Shortcake is a favorite dessert of mine so I decided to kick this simple idea up a notch to make a yummy dessert for a 4th of July Barbecue.

Mixed Berry Patriotic Shortcake


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Ingredients:

  • Fresh Berries,
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Puff Pastry
  • Cool Whip
  • Sugar

For some reason I didn’t take a picture of the Angel Food Cake – but you could use any angel food cake or sponge cake. For the Puff Pastry I used the Frozen Puff Pastry by Pepperidge Farm – it is very easy to use.

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Choose some yummy looking fresh berries.  This time I used Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries.  You could use blueberries as well but my kids do not like blueberries.

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Wash your berries and separate them into 3 bowls.  For the strawberries you will need to cut off the top and cut them in half or quarters.

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Don’t these look so yummy!  The smallest bowl I only have raspberries and black berries – they are for decorating so you don’t need a ton.   Set the small bowl aside until you are ready to put together your shortcake

To these bowls add 1 Tbsp. of sugar to each. 

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Mash 1 bowl of fruit until it is mostly liquefied. 
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The other bowl mash only slightly
so there are nice big pieces of berries.

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Mix the two bowls together and you have
a nice mixed berry sauce
 

Put the berry mixture in the fridge until you are ready to put everything together.  This makes a nice sauce that you can use for a lot of yummy desserts and there hasn’t been much sugar added.

Since I will be serving this at our 4th of July Barbecue I want to have some stars.  Shapes are so easy to make with puff pastry.  Read the directions on your box – basically you need to pull out the pastry and set on your counter to defrost.  This takes about 40 minutes.

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Unfold the pastry and cutout star shapes. 
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Place on a cookie sheet and add an
egg wash (1 egg with 1 Tbsp. of water)
 
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Sprinkle with sugar and bake according to the directions on the box.  Mine baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Now lets assemble.  Cut some slices of angel food cake

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Add your berry sauce, cool whip, puff pastry star and fresh berries

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Yum!!! This is going to be a perfect dessert for our Barbecue!

Thanks Vanessa for letting me stop by and share my recipe!


Thanks Summer for sharing. These look delish, and I am obsessed with berries right now. This would definitely solve my berry craving!

Make sure to check out Summer’s fun crafts and other fun ideas over at Summer Scraps.

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