Fresh Fruit with Sour Cream, Shortbread & Honey

Fresh Fruit With Sour Cream, Shortbread & Honey

Details

Fresh fruit is topped with sour cream, buttery shortbread cookies and drizzled honey. This dead-easy, quick dessert is perfect for summer or whenever you just don't feel like cooking.
  • Serves: 4 to 6
  • Active Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
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Steps

Step 1: Preparing the Fruit

• 2 to 4 cups fresh fruit*

Method

  • The fruit you use is completely up to you. In the summer, you can use nectarines, peaches, and a mix of fresh berries. Mangoes, plums and even bananas or poached pears also work well.

To prepare the fruit, simply wash and cut. Dice it up or slice into wedges or strips.

Step 2: Gathering Your Mise en Place

• 1 to 2 cups sour cream (500 ml)*
• 8 to 12 all-butter shortbread cookies
• 3 to 5 tbsp quality honey**

Method

Break and crush up the cookies into smaller pieces (not too small – just a bit).

*The sour cream can be substituted with crème fraîche. Yogurt can also be used, but the tartness of the sour cream or crème fraîche adds a really nice contrast to the fruit, cookies and honey, so don’t be afraid to try it. It is best if it is FULL FAT sour cream and not “low” or “no-fat”.

**The honey you use will make quite an impact on the dessert, so try a different honey such as a good quality raw honey or even a nice blackberry honey.

Step 3: Assembling the Dish

Method

To assemble the dish, simply divide the fruit into bowls. Top with a few dollops of sour cream and then sprinkle each with a bit of the crumbled cookies. To finish, drizzle with a bit of the honey over top and serve.

Chef's Notes

This recipe is great to make when you just don’t feel like cooking, yet you still want to serve something sweet. Feel free to experiment and try using amaretto cookies or biscotti instead of shortbread. Instead of sour cream or cream fresh, you could use some ricotta cheese or mascarpone. For the fruit, you could also try grilling some peaches on the barbecue.

8 Comments

  • Bonnie W
    Bonnie W
    this was soooooooooooooo good, the taste was like heaven on my taste bubs, The fruit melted in my mouth, everything was just lovely. the video's where very easy, and made this easy and quick.
  • Andrea G
    Andrea G
    Can anyone suggest a good brand of shortbred or almond cookies?
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    Hard to recommend a particular brand as it depends on where you live, how you like you shortbread (soft and crumbly, harder, more buttery, less butter). The ones used this recipe where either Walker's, which are the most popular, or they may have been the Presidents Choice brand from SuperStore, as they are also delicious.
  • Andrea G
    Andrea G
    Dawn I want the cookies to be soft and more buttery.
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    Typically, most shortbread cookies have a somewhat crispier texture, rather than soft texture. That being said, there maybe some brands out there that are softer, I am just not familiar with any. You will just have to experiment with different brands to find one that you like. Cheers!
  • Coco H
    Coco H
    Hi Dawn Do you have an easy homemade sour cream recipe?
  • Dawn T Rouxbe Staff
    Dawn T
    Hi Coco, currently, we do not have a sour cream recipe; however, as Ken mentioned, we do have a recipe for "Crème Fraîche". It is a french style cultured cream that is thick and tangy. I am sure if you do an online search you will find quite a few recipes for sour cream. In fact, I think you might find this article called "How to Make Sour Cream" quite helpful. Hope that helps. Cheers!
  • Coco H
    Coco H
    Thanks Dawn x

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