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Roasted Plum Shortcakes Recipe


Juicy, slightly-baked plums put a fall spin on a summer favorite. Shortcakes made of light, flaky biscuits are filled with plum slices and topped with homemade whipped cream. Full of flavor and garnished with edible flowers, this dessert is a sweet end to an autumn evening.
Makes: About 10 shortcakes
Skill Level: Intermediate

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 425Âș F. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In food processor, combine flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk and egg; pulse until dough forms into ball.

Step 3

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll out dough to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with 2 3/4-in. round cutter dipped in flour. Reroll dough scraps to make additional biscuits and place on prepared pan. Brush tops with milk and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

Step 4

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling grid and let cool completely.

Step 5

Combine sliced plums and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 5-7 minutes, or until plums just start to release juices.

Step 6

In medium bowl, whip cream and confectioners’ sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Cut shortcakes in half horizontally; fill with sliced plums and whipped cream; garnish with flower petals, if using.

Step 7

Note: 12 Italian prune plums may be used in place of medium plums.

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all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

granulated sugar, divided

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

baking powder

4 teaspoons baking powder

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

milk

1/3 cup milk (plus additional for brushing)

egg

1 egg

plums

3 medium plums (black or red plums, thinly sliced. 12-16 oz. total)

heavy whipping cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

edible flowers

edible flowers (optional)

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