Cherry-Chocolate Shortcakes With Kirsch

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Recipe: #35752

September 20, 2020

"This is a wonderful dessert that will get you raves when you serve it. It takes a little time to make each component but each of them can be made several hours ahead. Plan ahead........the cherries need to marinate for about 3 hours."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (213.6 g)
  • Calories 357.3
  • Total Fat - 13.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 58.5 mg
  • Sodium - 7425.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 32.4 g
  • Protein - 6.2 g
  • Calcium - 183.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 38.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

For biscuits:

Step 2

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 3

Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 4

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl; whisk to blend.

Step 5

Add butter and rub in with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 6

Mix in chocolate.

Step 7

Beat milk and egg in small bowl to blend.

Step 8

Gradually add milk mixture to dry ingredients, tossing until dough comes together in moist clumps.

Step 9

Gather dough together.

Step 10

Turn out onto lightly floured surface and gently knead 5 turns to combine.

Step 11

Shape gently into 8-inch-long log.

Step 12

Cut log crosswise into 8 rounds; shape each into 2 1/2x3/4-inch round.

Step 13

Arrange rounds on prepared baking sheet.

Step 14

Bake biscuits until bottoms are golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 15 minutes.

Step 15

Cool on rack 15 minutes.

Step 16

(Can be made 6 hours ahead. Cool completely. Wrap in foil and rewarm in 350°F oven 10 minutes before continuing.)

Step 17

For cherries:

Step 18

Combine cherries, sugar, and kirsch in medium bowl.

Step 19

Let stand until sugar dissolves and juices form, tossing occasionally, about 3 hours.

Step 20

Strain cherry juices into heavy medium saucepan.

Step 21

Mix in jam.

Step 22

Cook over medium heat until jam melts and juices form thick syrup, stirring often, about 8 minutes.

Step 23

Mix syrup into cherries. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.)

Step 24

For topping:

Step 25

Beat cream, sugar, and kirsch in large bowl until peaks form.

Step 26

Cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.

Step 27

Cut warm biscuits horizontally in half.

Step 28

Place bottom halves in shallow bowls. Spoon cherry mixture and cream over. Cover with biscuit tops and serve.


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