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Valentine’s Day Healthy Strawberry Shortcake

Valentine’s Day Healthy Strawberry Shortcake
Valentine’s Day Healthy Strawberry Shortcake
Jolie

Succulent strawberries star in this festive finale even Cupid would crave. The juicy berries mingle with a creamy yogurt sauce that's sandwiched between heart-shaped shortcake halves. It's sweet to eat and loaded with love...not calories!

What You Need:

(Makes: 2 servings)

For the Filling:

1/4 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons of light sour cream

2 tablespoons of confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon of rum extract

1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced, divided

For the Shortcake:

2/3 cup of all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, divided

3/4 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/8 teaspoon of salt

5 tablespoons of cold butter

1/3 cup of buttermilk

STEP 1) In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, sour cream, confectioners' sugar and extract. In a small bowl, mash 1/2 cup strawberries; stir into yogurt mixture. Cover and refrigerate.

STEP 2) In another bowl, combine the flours, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until a soft dough forms (dough will be sticky). On a floured surface, gently knead dough 10 times. Gently pat or roll into a 1/2 inch thick circle. Cut out two heart shapes with a 3 & 1/2 inch cutter.

STEP 3) Place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool slightly. To assemble, split shortcakes in half. Place cake bottoms on dessert plates; spread with yogurt mixture. Top with remaining strawberries and shortcake tops.

STEP 4) Happy Valentine’s Day & Enjoy!