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Cornmeal-Pecan Shortcakes with Lemon Curd & Blueberries

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From EatingWell:  July/August 1997, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

Cream cheese and buttermilk are the secrets to these tender, scrumptious shortcakes.

8 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 3 hours (including making lemon curd)

Ingredients

Cornmeal-Pecan Shortcakes with Lemon Curd & Blueberries

Blueberry filling

Shortcakes

Preparation

  1. Make Lemon Curd and refrigerate.
  2. To prepare blueberry filling: Combine 2 cups blueberries, water and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until the berries soften into a sauce, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in remaining 2 cups blueberries and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. To prepare & assemble shortcakes: Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Whisk flour, cornmeal, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut cream cheese into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine 3/4 cup buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients and stir with a fork until just combined. (The dough will be slightly sticky; do not overmix.)
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently pat into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. With a floured knife, cut dough into 8 triangles; place on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Combine pecans and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl. Brush shortcake tops with the remaining 2 tablespoons buttermilk and sprinkle with the pecan mixture.
  7. Bake the shortcakes until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. To serve, split shortcakes in half with a serrated knife. Set the bottoms on dessert plates. Spoon on blueberry filling and lemon curd. Set the tops on at an angle. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Per serving : 394 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 7 mg Cholesterol; 57 g Carbohydrates; 6 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 357 mg Sodium; 293 mg Potassium

5 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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