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Nectarine Shortcake

No recipe image available.Shortcakes are spring and summertime comfort food using the fruits of the season—like luscious, fragrant nectarines.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar - divided use
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sliced Washington nectarines
Whipped cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl. Add milk and oil. Stir with fork until mixture forms a ball. Turn onto waxed paper. Pat out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with flared biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F 10 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Break each biscuit in half while hot. Place bottom half in dessert dish.
  2. Combine nectarines with remaining sugar; mix well. Spoon nectarines over bottom half of biscuit and top with other half of biscuit. Spoon more nectarines over top. Serve with whipped cream.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission.