Ginger Shortcakes With Cranberry Pear Compote Recipe

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Ginger Shortcakes With Cranberry Pear Compote
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees; line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. For the shortcakes, stir together the first 6 ingredients (flour through salt); cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until well blended.
  3. Whisk together the cream and egg, fold into flour mixture just until most but still lumpy.
  4. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, measure out and form shortcakes; brush the tops with the 1 tablespoon cream and sprinkle with the turbinado sugar.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown; remove from pan onto wire rack and allow to cool.
  6. To prepare the compote, in a saucepan combine the sliced pears with the sugars, butter and cinnamon stick; place over medium heat until sugar dissolves, approximately 2 minutes.
  7. To the pear mixture, add 2 cups of the cranberries and ginger ale; cover and simmer until berries pop and sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the remaining cranberries and corn syrup; serve warm over the shortcakes topped with orange cream.
  9. For the orange cream, place cream through orange extract in small mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer or wire whisk until soft peaks form.
  10. Garnish by sifting additional powdered sugar over all and topping with orange zest.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 538.45 Kcal (2254 kJ)
Calories from fat 221.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.65g 38%
Cholesterol 71.61mg 24%
Sodium 321.96mg 13%
Potassium 354.62mg 8%
Total Carbs 76.97g 26%
Sugars 29.66g 119%
Dietary Fiber 4.98g 20%
Protein 5.08g 10%
Vitamin C 10.3mg 17%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 129.2mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 216.49 Kcal (906 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.91g 38%
Cholesterol 28.79mg 24%
Sodium 129.45mg 13%
Potassium 142.58mg 8%
Total Carbs 30.95g 26%
Sugars 11.92g 119%
Dietary Fiber 2g 20%
Protein 2.04g 10%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 17%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 52mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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