Red, White and Blue Berry Shortcake


This dessert is simple to make and perfect for the 4th of July!

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Serves 2


1                    small basket of fresh strawberries

1/4 cup        sugar

8 oz.             huckleberry or blueberry pie filling

1                    zest from a whole lemon

2                   pre-made shortbread cookies

1 can            whipped cream



  1. Rinse strawberries, remove green stems and cut berries in half.
  2. In a medium bowl place strawberries and sugar.  Stir to combine.  Place in the refrigerator.
  3. Place pie filling in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Add zest from a lemon to the pie filling.  Lower heat to low, simmer filling for 10 minutes.
  5. To plate the dessert, create separate 3 separate areas on each dessert plate.  Spoon 1/2  strawberries into 1 section,     half the huckleberries or blueberry pie filling in a separate section on the plate.
  6. Squirt whip cream into the 3rd section and place a cookie upright into the middle of the whipped cream.