Tuesday, May 24, 2011

super simple summer strawberry shorts

to go with the bbq shower menu, i needed a crowd-pleasing + easy-to-eat treat for the sweet-toothed guests. the guests of honor aren't fans of banana pudding, so strawberry shortcake "shots" were the winner.

assembly is EASY and could be partially pre-prepped ahead of time. makes about 40 individual servings.

3 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed + diced
1 fresh lemon
2-3 tablespoons sugar, depending on your tastes
1 store-bought pound cake
whipped topping
3-ounce cups

add berries + sugar to large bowl. squeeze 1/2 lemon into berry mixture. use a potato masher to mash the strawberries and mix the flavors together.

spoon the strawberry mixture into 3-oz cups. return to refrigerator to chill.

once ready to serve, cut the pound cake into small cubes. remove the strawberry cups from fridge. place a few pound cake cubes into each cup. top with a dollop of whipped topping.

serve + enjoy!

if i'd had enough strawberries left over, i would have used a few to garnish the tops. oh well!

i'm linking up to Rhoda's summer recipe party so hop on over + check it other tasty goodness...

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