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BBQ Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

This is a gentleman’s dessert. Manly. Or at least that was my intention when I created this recipe for BBQ Strawberry Shortcake With Bourbon Whipped Cream. I imagined gentlemen sitting around in their club chairs, talking about the big cricket game, raised bourbon glasses, and monocles…huh that fantasy went off the rails somewhere. Anyway, I figure that sure, a succulent steak or ridiculous rack of ribs is great for a meal, but men may want dessert too! So, that’s where my BBQ Strawberry Shortcake came in. Filled with bold and smoky flavors, and made on the grill, how could I go wrong?

Prep Time
30 Min
Cook Time
45 Min
Yield
6+
Difficulty
Medium

BBQ Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

3 to 4 pints

strawberries, halved

(5 cups / 3 green basket things)

1⁄3 cup

brown sugar

lemon, zested

¼ 

lemon, squeezed

2 tsp. 

vanilla

½ shot

bourbon (optional)

Pinch

salt

2 tbsp. 

cornstarch


Cream Cheese Biscuits

3 cups

all-purpose flour

2 tsp. 

baking powder

1½ sticks

cold salted butter, cubed

¾ cup

milk

¼ 

lemon, squeezed

¼ cup 

honey

1 package (8 oz.)

cream cheese, cubed


Bourbon Whipped Cream

1½ cups

whipping cream, ice cold

1 scant shot

bourbon

2 tsp.

vanilla

Directions
  1. Preheat the grill to 375°F, preparing to use indirect heat. Place a glass or metal bowl into the freezer.
  2. Brush the inside of your cast iron frying pan with coconut oil, or butter.
  3. Wash the strawberries, remove the tops and slice them in half, quarters for the big ones. Then stir in the sugar, the juice from ¼ of a lemon, shot of bourbon, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, and half of the lemon zest. Set aside.
  4. Squeeze the ¼ lemon into the milk, and let sit for a few minutes while you prepare the dry ingredients for the topping.
  5. Using a sieve or rotary flour sifter, mix the flour and baking powder. Then, using a fork, pastry knife, or your hands, add the butter to the flour. Mix until the flour resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Whisk the honey into the milk mixture and then add to the flour. Stir with a spoon until the dough starts to come together, then use your hands to knead it a couple times until a ball forms. Use your hands to press the cream cheese into the dough. Be careful not to overmix.
  7. Roll the dough out to about ½ an inch thick on a floured surface and use a biscuit cutter to cut out rounds, placing them atop the strawberry mixture until the dough has been used up or the skillet is nice and covered. If there is leftover dough, place extra biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake the whole thing on the grill using indirect heat, for about 45 minutes, or until the strawberry mixture has thickened and the biscuits are golden on top. Bake any remaining biscuits for 20-25 minutes using indirect heat.
  9. Just before you are ready to pull the Strawberry Shortcake from the grill, make the Bourbon Whipped Cream. Remove the bowl from the freezer, add the ice cold whipping cream, vanilla, and bourbon. Using a handheld mixer, beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form – about 5 minutes. Refrigerate until needed.
  10. Serve hot, topped with a biscuit, ice cream, and whipped cream.

This BBQ Strawberry Shortcake With Bourbon Whipped Cream turned out deliciously. The syrupy strawberries bore just a hint of bourbon, while the whipped cream boasted a boozy flavor that was at once subtle and strong. It was the perfect way to end a day. So twirl your mustache and snobbishly agree when asked if you want dessert because you are going to enjoy this one! Share your favorite barbecued desserts with us on our Grills Facebook Page and Grills Instagram Page using the hashtags #BBQDessert and #NapoleonGrill.

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Assemble your ingredients

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Top the strawberry mixture with biscuits

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Bake on the grill using indirect heat

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Don't forget to serve with some bourbon

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Top each serving with fresh whipped cream

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It's quite the manly dessert, no?

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Assemble your ingredients

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Top the strawberry mixture with biscuits

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Bake on the grill using indirect heat

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Don't forget to serve with some bourbon

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Top each serving with fresh whipped cream

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It's quite the manly dessert, no?