How to Make Cherry Berry Shortcake Stars
Nothing says celebration like a shortcake recipe topped with tart cherries and fresh blueberries. Their cute star shape makes them the perfect patriotic treat.
Today, we're making festive cherry berry shortcake stars. Let's get started. To begin, combine 1-1/2 cups of tart red cherries, 1-1/2 cups of blueberries, and 1/3 cup sugar. Mix with a fork and set aside. Meanwhile, we'll get started on the shortcakes. To a large bowl, add 2 cups flour, 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Next, add 1/3 cup butter. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until coarse crumbs form. In a separate small bowl, add an egg, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup chopped tart red cherries, and 1/4 cup chopped blueberries. Add this to the flour mixture and gently stir with the fork until it just comes together. Then, turn the dough out onto a floured surfaced. Pat the dough until it's about 3/4-inch thick. Using a cutter that has been dipped in flour, cut out the shortcakes. Dipping the cutter into flour between each shortcake prevents the dough from sticking. Then, place on a baking sheet 1-inch part. Bake the shortcakes 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes while you make the vanilla whipped cream. For the whipped cream, in a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture until soft peaks form. Serve the star-shaped shortcakes with the sugar berries and a dollop of whipped cream.