Sunday, July 22, 2012

Semi-Homemade Blackberry Lemon Shortcakes with Free Labels

It is HOT outside! 
We are in the middle of summer and who wants to cook?
Not me!

I was trying to come up with  a delicious dessert
that I could make Semi-Homemade.

There are so many wonderful bakeries at our disposal
these days that you can use instead of firing up the oven at home.

I love these little slice cakes that you can get in the bakery at
your local grocery store.

I put them to work this weekend to create a sweet
Blackberry and Lemon Shortcake.
Serve in a single serving size in these mason jars
and there you have a delicious, colorful summer dessert.
make 1 or make 8 for a party!

And if you are entertaining, I have made it easy to add
a fun accent to the lid.
Just print, cut and create something sweet!

Here is what you need:

2 cups of  fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 package of sliced lemon bread
whipped cream or cool whip

Here is what you do:

1.  Place the blackberries in a pot on medium heat
2.  Add sugar and lemon juice
3.  Smash the blackberries with the back of a fork
to break up the berries and create some juice.
4.  Bring to a slow simmer until the sugar has melted.
5.  Let the berry cool to room temp

I like to make the blackberries a day ahead and put in the fridge.
You do not have to do this.  I just like my berries cold.

Slice the lemon slices into 8 cubes.
place about 4 to 5 cubes in the bottom.
Top with the berry mixture
and repeat.
Top with whipping cream and a little blackberry on top!

Attach the label to the inside of the lid and embellish
by attaching a mini spoon with ribbon!

Perfect Summer Dessert!

You can find the labels on the right hand side on my blog under Free Printables.
Click on the scribd link and download!

Happy Summer!

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