Tossing the cherries and blueberries with a little sugar draws out the juices. The sweet syrup is a perfect complement to the flaky, sconelike shortcakes. The dough for these shortcakes will be sticky. To easily cut out the star shapes, dip the cutter in flour between each cut.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl combine 1 1/2 cup cherries, 1 1/2 cup blueberries, and sugar. Set aside.

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  • For shortcakes, in a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl combine egg, 1/2 cup cream. honey, 1/4 cup cherries, and 1/4 cup blueberries; add to flour mixture. Using a fork, gently stir until moistened and dough comes together.

  • On a floured surface, knead dough by gently folding and gently pressing it just until it just holds together. Pat dough out to 3/4-inch thickness. Using a floured 2 1/2-inch star cutter, cut out shortcakes; re-form scraps as necessary.

  • Place shortcakes 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile combine remaining whipping cream and vanilla; beat to soft peaks.

  • Serve shortcakes with cherry berry mixture. Top with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; 27 g total fat; 113 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. 68 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;

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