Looking for an easy and casual dessert? This Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar is a quick treat you can whip up in 10 minutes. It’s a perfect way to serve shortcake at summer BBQs or get-togethers.
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How To Make Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
This time of year is one of my favorites. It’s strawberry season. Red. Sweet. Deliciousness. Here in the NW, there are so many local farms that have u-pick strawberries, it’s hard not to be there every weekend!
The varieties here tend to be some of the sweetest around. If you’ve never picked fresh fruit before, you have to try it at least once. You’ll be amazed at the flavor. They taste wonderful in this Strawberry Balsamic Flatbread or these Strawberry Oatmeal Bars.
A few years back we started the tradition of picking strawberries on Father’s Day as a family. We then freeze them to use throughout the year. I love watching the kids picking and taking a nibble as they go along. 🙂
There are so many recipes and sweet treats that are perfect for fresh strawberries. Here’s one of our favorites that’s also one of the easiest and makes a good presentation. Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar. I like to use these half pint mason jars. They seem to be the perfect size.
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Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
- 1 lb Angel Food Cake or Pound cake
- 1 lb Strawberries
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 cup cold Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- Reserve a few strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Wash and dry strawberries. Then remove stems and chop into quarters.
- Place strawberries in a medium bowl and mix 2 tablespoons sugar with berries. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
- Cut cake into 1" cubes.
- Combine heavy cream,1 tablespoon sugar and vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form.
- In each jar layer cake, then strawberries, then whip cream and repeat these layers ending with whip cream.
- Top each jar with reserved strawberries.
Right after strawberry season is blueberry season and that’s just as exciting! We get to make fresh Blueberry Cobbler with Cookie Dough Crust! Picking blueberries is even easier, so we actually do go out every week and stock up on a few pounds!
Enjoy this Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar all summer long!
Here are 52 other Strawberry Dessert Recipes to use with your fresh strawberries.
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