Cranberry Shortcakes Cranberry Shortcakes

Cranberry Shortcakes Image Image by: Cranberry Shortcakes Image Author: Canadian Living

The sweet-tart cranberry almond compote is tamed by the fluffy richness of the biscuits. For a twist, instead of topping the compote with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream, try cr?me fra?che or whipped mascarpone. Toast almonds in a skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan often, for about 5 minutes, while the cranberry mixture is cooking.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2012


Whipped Cream:


In saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cranberries, sugar, orange zest, orange juice, cinnamon stick and 3/4 cup water to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened and cranberries pop, about 15 minutes. Stir in almonds. Transfer to bowl; let cool. Discard cinnamon stick and orange zest.

Biscuits: Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. Drizzle in buttermilk; toss with fork until combined. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 8 to 10 times, or just until dough comes together. Pat or roll out to 3/4-inch (2 cm) thickness.

Using 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) round cutter, cut out biscuits, rerolling scraps once. Arrange biscuits on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

Topping: Brush biscuit tops with buttermilk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until puffed and golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

Whipped Cream:
Meanwhile, in large bowl, whip cream with sugar. Slice biscuits horizontally in half; sandwich compote and whipped cream between halves.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 244 mg
  • Sugars 18 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 396.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 209 mg
  • Cholesterol 49 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g


  • Iron 13.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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