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Lemon-Nutmeg Shortcakes with Berries

No recipe image available.Coarse grain sugar glistens on top of these miniature lemon and nutmeg-scented shortcakes filled with sweetened fresh berries and whipped cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg yolk, beaten
1 tablespoon large grain sugar

1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, lemon peel and nutmeg in large bowl; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and egg yolk just until moistened.
  3. Knead on lightly floured surface 4 or 5 times until dough forms a ball. Roll out dough to 6 x 4 1/2-inch rectangle; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon large grain sugar. Cut into 12 (1 1/2-inch) squares with sharp knife. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together raspberries, blueberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in large bowl.
  5. Beat chilled whipping cream in chilled small deep mixer bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until soft peaks form (45 to 60 seconds). Continue beating, gradually adding powdered sugar, until stiff peaks form (30 to 60 seconds).
  6. Place 3 warm shortcake squares in each individual dessert dish; top with fruit and whipped cream.

Makes 4 servings.