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Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)
by in Oct 2011
Homemade Strawberry ShortcakePhoto/Art by Aimee Seavey

Total Time: 35

Yield: 8 servings

When fresh berries abound, who can resist the charm of a classic homemade strawberry shortcake? Let the sliced, sugared berries sit for at least an hour to get good and juicy.


  • 1 quart (about 2 pounds) fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, plus extra for pie dish
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 425°. Grease a 9-inch pie dish and set aside. Slice strawberries into a medium-size bowl and toss gently with confectioners’ sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add milk, stirring with a fork just to blend. Dough will look shaggy.
Gather up dough and knead it twice on a floured board. Pat into pie dish and bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, make whipped cream: Using a handheld or standing mixer, whip cream with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla until medium-size peaks form.
Cut shortbread into wedges. Split each wedge and fill with sweetened berries. Top with another spoonful of berries and whipped cream.

Updated Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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2 Responses to Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

  1. Paula Andreoli November 7, 2003 at 4:11 pm #

    I have made this recipe many times and have shared it with family and friends. It is the best recipe that I have ever had for strawberry shorcake!!

  2. Gabrielle Donovan July 19, 2005 at 6:21 pm #

    This recipe reminds me of summer days,growing up in Maine. I first found your recipe in the early ’80s and lost it. I have searched for it ever since. Today was my LUCKY day ! This is THE BEST !!!

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