I love pairing fresh seasonal fruits with something decadent for summer. So, when I started thinking about a unique desert bar for summertime get-togethers, this shortcake dessert bar quickly came to mind. Also great for July Fourth!
You can buy pre-made shortcake biscuits from Trader Joes (they’re really good, I promise) or make your own and then all you need is some homemade whipped cream and your favorite sliced up seasonal fruits. I also love sprinkling in some edible flowers, just for looks, which I can almost always find at Whole Foods in the fresh herbs section. Elevates a simple dessert to a whole other level.
My favorite fruits to include for the shortcake bar are:
- white necatrines
- yellow peaches
Then you just slice everything up, and place them in individual bowls along the table, with a big pile of shortbread biscuits and a big batch of homemade whipped cream and it’s ready to go! I love this idea for summer get-togethers, like July Fourth, because it’s super easy to prep and guest can serve themselves so you can just enjoy yourself.
Photography Amelia Lawrence
Are you a shortcake fan? What is your go-to dessert for summer entertaining?