Try this slimmed down summer favorite at your next outdoor gathering.

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Instructions Checklist
  • To make filling: If strawberries are large, slice them. Put the strawberries in a bowl, sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar and refrigerate while you bake shortcakes.

  • Blend yogurt and sour cream in a small bowl; set aside in the refrigerator.

  • To make shortcakes: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside.

  • Combine buttermilk and oil and set aside. Whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Using your fingertips or 2 knives, cut butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly. Make a well in the center and gradually pour in the reserved buttermilk/oil mixture, stirring with a fork just until combined.

  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and sprinkle with a little flour. Lightly knead the dough 8 times, then pat or roll out to an even 3/4-inch thickness. Use a 2 1/2-inch round or star cookie cutter to cut out 8 shortcakes. Transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

  • To bake & assemble shortcakes: Bake the shortcakes until golden, 12 to 16 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool slightly.

  • Split the shortcakes with a serrated knife. Set the bottoms on dessert plates, spread with some of the yogurt cream, spoon on the strawberries and juices and crown with the shortcake lids. Top with a dollop of yogurt cream and serve.

Nutrition Facts

280.7 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 53.7g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 2.1g 9% DV; sugars 27.1g; fat 4.7g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 9% DV; cholesterol 7.2mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 191.6IU 4% DV; vitamin c 42.8mg 71% DV; folate 70.2mcg 18% DV; calcium 165.5mg 17% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 23.3mg 8% DV; potassium 251.9mg 7% DV; sodium 386.3mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 28% DV.