Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon-Basil Cream Recipe

Strawberry Shortcakes with Lemon-Basil Cream Recipe
Maryse Chevriere


  • 1 package frozen biscuits (6 biscuits)
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, tops removed, sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
  • ¾ pint heavy whipping cream
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

Dessert wasn't really a staple in my family's home growing up (save for the chocolates Dad would bring back from trips to France), but during the summertime my Mom would treat us to strawberry shortcakes. This recipe improves on the classic by introducing basil and lemon to the cream for a more fresh-from-the-garden flavor.

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Bake the frozen biscuits according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, toss the sliced strawberries with ¼ cup of sugar and set aside to macerate. When ready, remove biscuits from the oven and set aside to cool. 

In a medium bowl, add the 2 tablespoons of sugar to the cream and beat, either with a whisk or an electric beater, until it is whipped and fluffy. Mix in lemon zest and basil.

To serve, cut the biscuits in half, cover the bottom half with a generous spoonful of strawberries, add a dollop of whipped cream, and top with the other half.


Calories per serving:

362 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 156g 239%
  • Carbs 188g 63%
  • Saturated 88g 439%
  • Fiber 13g 51%
  • Sugars 112g
  • Monounsaturated 48g
  • Polyunsaturated 11g
  • Protein 21g 42%
  • Cholesterol 490mg 163%
  • Sodium 953mg 40%
  • Calcium 654mg 65%
  • Magnesium 116mg 29%
  • Potassium 1,221mg 35%
  • Iron 7mg 36%
  • Zinc 2mg 15%
  • Phosphorus 570mg 81%
  • Vitamin A 1,472µg 164%
  • Vitamin C 300mg 501%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 47%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 56%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 20%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 217µg 54%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin K 36µg 45%
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