Fruit custard shortcake

This speedy shortcake is a nice alternative to a crumble, and looks great on the table

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 475
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 80g
  • sugars 37g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 1.19g


  • 320g pack scone mix
  • 250g pack frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 500g pot ready-made fresh custard


Handy tip
Heat another baking sheet in the oven while you’re baking scones or pastry, then slide the loaded baking sheet on top of it. The extra heat helps to speed up the cooking, boosts any rise and gives a good crispy base.Make it creamy
FRUIT FOOL SHORTCAKE Cool the shortcake on a wire rack, then split across the middle. Lightly whip a 142ml carton double cream and fold into ½ pot cold custard. Sandwich together with the creamy custard and fruit. Dust with icing sugar to serve.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200/gas 7. Make up the scone mix according to pack instructions, then press out into a circle approx 20cm across on a lightly floured baking sheet. Make the edge a little thicker than the middle. Bake for 10 mins until risen and light golden. Meanwhile, put the fruit and sugar in a shallow baking dish and microwave on High for 5 mins until hot, but the berries are still holding their shape. Heat the custard according to pack instructions.

  2. Spoon a layer of the custard onto the scone base, then top with the drained fruit. Serve with the rest of the custard.

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