Fourth of July Dessert – Strawberry Blueberry Shortcake

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Happy 4th of July! Many of us are having barbeques and family get-togethers to celebrate our Independence Day.Β Since our country’s colors are red, white and blue, here’s a simple red, white and blue dessert to share with your family on this celebratory day. God Bless the United States of America! Β 

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
4 slices pound cake
15 fresh strawberries, rinsed
1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
whipped cream
2-4 tablespoons sugar

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Slice the strawberries. Toss both strawberries and blueberries with 1-2 tablespoons sugar and set aside to macerate; the sugar draws moisture from the fruit and creates a syrup (more in the strawberries than in the blueberries)

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Place the slices of pound cake on plates. Top with the whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries and syrup.

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

The beautiful red and blue of the berries pops right off the plate! Topped with the fluffy white whipped cream it’s a delightful dessert.

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

Served with vanilla ice cream on the side makes it even more delicious! Enjoy πŸ™‚

Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake
Strawberry-Blueberry Shortcake

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