Thursday, September 19

Caramelized Shortcakes

Looking for a fun and quick summer dessert? Try caramelizing fruit, it takes under 15-20 minutes and packs a punch! These over stuffed shortcake biscuits will get lost in a sea of yummy summer flavors and refreshing ice cream.

Serves 4
Full time: 15-20 minutes

You will need:

2 peaches
2 Bartlett pears
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp butter
2 tbsp grand mariner
For serving:
4 shortcake biscuits
2 cups vanilla bean ice cream

Let us begin:

Start by slicing, pitting, and vining fruit. (You should try to get 12 to 16 cubes per fruit) Size will vary based on size of fruit

Now, in a sauté pan place the butter and allow it to melt over med heat

Once butter has melted add in fruit and allow it to brown. Give it a stir to ensure even cooking on all sides. This will take about 5 minutes

Once fruit has browned, add in the brown sugar. Give it a good stir then let it sit and reduce for 5 minutes.

Add in the grand mariner and continue to cook 5 minutes. WARNING if you are cooking on gas reduce heat to med/low and move pan off flame before adding ingredient. You do not want it to flame!

To serve, place a shortcake biscuit in center of plate, top with 1/2 cup ice cream. Spoon fruit over top, drizzle with syrup from pan.