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Strawberry mojito shortcakes

These individual shortcakes are made in canning jars in the slow cooker, and topped with a strawberry-rum sauce, sweetened whipped cream, and mint, just like the drink! If you'd prefer not to use alcohol, go with non-alcoholic rum extract.

Number of Servings: 6
Prep: 30 min
Slow Cook: 1 hr 30 min to 2 hr (high)

Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter, cut up
1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups sliced strawberries
3 tablespoons sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons rum
1 to 2 tablespoons snipped fresh mint
1 teaspoon lime zest
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar

1. Lightly coat six half-pint straight-sided canning jars with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through baking soda). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; make a well in the center. In a bowl combine buttermilk or sour milk (to make sour milk, pour 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice into a 1-cup glass measure. Add milk to make 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes) and egg. Add the buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

2. Spoon dough into prepared jars, filing about one-third full. Cover jars tightly with greased foil. Place jars into a 6-quart oval slow cooker. Pour 1 cup water around jars. Cover and cook on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in centers of shortcakes comes out clean. Remove from slow cooker; cool, uncovered, on a wire rack.

3. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine strawberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the rum. Crush some of the strawberries. Stir in mint and lime zest. Cover and chill up to 2 hours. In a bowl beat whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar until soft peaks form.

4. Top shortcakes with strawberry mixture and sweetened whipped cream. Sprinkle with additional lime zest and/or small mint sprigs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 392 cal., 19 g Fat, total (12 g sat. fat,  5 g Monounsaturated fat,  1 g Polyunsaturated fat,  0 g Trans fatty acid), 88 mg chol., 472 mg sodium, 47 g carb., 2 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 7 g pro.

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