Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits

In these Basil Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits, strawberries soaked in a sweet balsamic, basil syrup are layered with mini almond shortcakes, whipped cream, and sliced almonds for a delicious springtime dessert.

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In this Shortcake Parfait recipe, the strawberries are soaked in a delicious sweet raspberry balsamic basil syrup and then tossed with a bit of fresh sliced basil.


1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, raspberry balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil.


2. Set aside and the berries to release their juices and the sugar to dissolve. Stir periodically to distribute juices.

prep the SHORTCAKE

3.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the almonds, flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder and salt. Process until the almonds are finely ground.


4. Add the cold butter to the flour mixture and plus, about 10 - 15 times, until the butter and flour mixture resembles a coarse meal.

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