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strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

Layered Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake slice on a plate with a cake stand in the back

It’s National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Celebrate with this deluxe layered recipe that is nothing short of amazing. Sweetened strawberries and a warm rich dough come together for the perfect summer bite.

Filling Ingredients:

2 pints strawberries (rinsed, hulled, sliced)

1/3 cup sugar

Shortcake Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour

Optional: 3 tablespoons sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons butter (cold)

5 tablespoons shortening (or use all butter)

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter (melted)

Garnish: whipped cream (sweetened with a little confectioners’ sugar if desired)

Instructions:

Prep strawberries in a large bowl by sprinkling them with 1/3 cup sugar. Cover and let stand for 1 hour before serving.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Use a medium sized mixing bowl and combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

Add in shortening and the 6 tbsp of butter until the mixture reaches a fine crumb consistency. Then add milk and stir with a fork until the flour mixture is moistened.

Knead the dough on a floured surface until just soft enough. 3 to 5 times should do the trick.

Divide the dough into two portions. Place each in a 8 or 9 inch round cake pan and roll them out to fit. Brush the dough with melted butter.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until browned. Then brush each layer with more butter while it sits there warm.

Place one layer and top with sweetened bowl of strawberries and juice from sitting. Place the second layer and add more remaining strawberries. Top with whipped cream, and slice into your piece of heaven!

grilled cheese stack made of three different sandwiches on parchment paper

Grilled Cheese 3 Ways

grilled cheese stack made of three different sandwiches on parchment paper

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month in style! Make the ultimate spread with these three melt-in-your-mouth recipes.

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Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

8 slices smoked bacon (about ½ pound)

1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

8 slices whole grain bread

2 tablespoons horseradish mustard

8 ounces sharp white and/or yellow Cheddar cheese, sliced 1/8-inch thick

1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into 1/8-inch-thick wedges

In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Evenly spread butter onto 1 side of bread slices. Place 4 bread slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Spread each slice with mustard, then evenly layer with cheese, apple and bacon. Place remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side up, over fillings.

Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 6 to 8 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, turning once and pressing down occasionally with large spatula. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half to serve.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 493 Calories, 30g Fat (17g Saturated), 85mg Cholesterol, 1042mg Sodium, 28g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 25g Protein

Prosciutto-Chèvre Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

6 ounces chèvre (goat cheese), softened

2 green onions, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

8 (½-inch-thick) slices crusty bread

4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

3 medium radishes, thinly sliced (about ¼ cup)

1 cup loosely packed arugula

Instructions:

In small bowl, stir chèvre cheese, onions, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and pepper until well combined.

Evenly spread butter onto 1 side of bread slices. Place 4 bread slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Evenly spread each slice with cheese mixture, then layer with prosciutto, radishes and arugula. Place remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side up, over fillings.

Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 6 to 8 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, turning once and pressing down occasionally with large spatula. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half to serve.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 384 Calories, 20g Fat (13g saturated), 58mg Cholesterol, 1000mg Sodium, 29g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 22g Protein

Brie, Red Onion & Tomato Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

8 (½-inch-thick) slices French bread

3 tablespoons country Dijon mustard

8 ounces Brie cheese, sliced ¼-inch thick

1 large tomato, thinly sliced

¼ medium red onion, very thinly sliced

Instructions:

Evenly spread butter onto 1 side of bread slices. Place 4 bread slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Spread each slice with mustard, then layer with cheese, tomato and onion. Place remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side up, over fillings.

Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 6 to 8 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, turning once and pressing down occasionally with large spatula. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half to serve.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 376 Calories, 20g Fat (13g saturated), 67mg Cholesterol, 875mg Sodium, 30g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 18g Protein

Chef Tip

Freeze Brie cheese 15 minutes for easier slicing.