Easy Strawberry Shortcake Jars

Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Jars

I’ve said it on here time and time again, but I am NOT a master baker. When it comes to sweet treats, I firmly believe that easier is better. I tend to gravitate towards more simple desserts anyway, and as a Mom, my favorite thing is when I can incorporate fresh fruit into dessert! Our friends recently went strawberry picking and dropped some of their spoils off at our doorstep. They were the most delicious, sweet berries! We had gone strawberry picking last summer, and even tasting the berries brought back all of those amazing memories of filling our baskets to the brim and enjoying the berries for days and days. Store-bought strawberries just don’t taste the same as ones you’ve picked off the vine the same day! I knew I wanted to make something out of them that really celebrated the berry itself and was easy enough to take with us to the beach or to picnic outside. I had some mason jars in the pantry, and realized I could make super easy Strawberry Shortcake Jars! 

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I wanted them to be a little more complex than a regular strawberry shortcake flavor, so I decided to layer the berries, cake, and cream with a balsamic glaze instead of chocolate! It gives such a nice acidic counterpart to the sweetness of the rest of the components. If you’ve ever had strawberries on a salad and loved it, you should definitely try this dessert! Even my kids loved it. If balsamic really isn’t up your alley, feel free to substitute chocolate syrup. I used store-bought coconut whipped cream for these jars since I don’t do cow dairy, but cool whip or whipping cream beaten until firm are also great options for layering here! I can’t wait to make these with blueberries later in the summer. 

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Ingredients…

(Makes 1 Jar)

 

Step by Step...

Step 1

Add Cake

Begin with a layer of cake at the bottom of the jar… 

Step 2

Add Ingredients

Next, layer some of the chopped strawberries, a dollop or two of the whipped cream, and drizzle the balsamic glaze. 

Step 3

Repeat

Repeat again for another layer. 

Step 4

Enjoy

Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of balsamic on top! Enjoy!

Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Jars

Easy Strawberry Shortcake Jars

As a Mom, my favorite thing is when I can incorporate fresh fruit into dessert!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Assembly Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 756 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Begin with a layer of cake at the bottom of the jar… 
  • Next, layer some of the chopped strawberries, a dollop or two of the whipped cream, and drizzle the balsamic glaze. 
  • Repeat again for another layer. 
  • Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of balsamic on top! Enjoy!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Shortcake Jars
Amount Per Serving (8 oz)
Calories 756 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 1213mg53%
Potassium 584mg17%
Carbohydrates 161g54%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 85g94%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 223IU4%
Vitamin C 85mg103%
Calcium 252mg25%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword 4th of July, Dessert, Memorial Day, Strawberries, Strawberry Short Cake, summer
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Eva Amurri shares her recipe for Strawberry Shortcake Jars

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