Neely’s Berry Shortcake

I have been watching The Pat & Gina Neely show on food network and was really surprised at one of their dessert recipes that was very quick and easy. For a shortcake they simply used large biscuits that they covered in butter and sanding sugar!! I followed the directions but made slight changes. I didn’t use orange liqueur since I’m pregnant and I used store bought lite cool whip. I think I did pretty good considering my picture looked almost as good as theirs.

Here’s the recipe courtesy of the Neely’s:

4 cups stemmed and halved strawberries
2 cups blueberries
2 cups blackberries
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons orange flavored liqueur
1/4 cup sugar
1 refrigerated can large biscuits
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Sanding sugar
Whipped cream, recipe follows
Whipped Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, add all the berries along with the honey, liqueur and sugar. Mix together and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Arrange the biscuits onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Brush butter over the tops and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake according to the cooking instructions on the package. When baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Cut the biscuits in half and cover the bottom half with berries. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and drizzle with some of the berry juice. Cover with the top half of the biscuit or lean it on the side. Arrange on serving plates or on a platter and serve.

Whipped Cream:
In a large bowl, beat the heavy cream with a hand-held mixer until a foam forms. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Continue beating until soft peaks form.

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