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Peachie Shortcake With Ginger Orange Cardamon Sauce

Updated on January 25, 2014

Bring an Easy Sunset Glow to the Dessert Table

The taste of my ginger orange cardamon sauce on fresh peach shortcake is one of those favorite Summer memories.

It's easy for you to duplicate this easy dessert for your seasonal table too.

I've used white peaches, but warm golden fruits taste and look as glamorous. To top it all off I demonstrate how you can sauce shortcake for eight, and can one half-pint jar for later use on Winter pound cake or sour cream filled crepes - a favorite of mine.

Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

LENSMASTERS ON SQUIDOO: earn some points in the Quizzes at the bottom.

This delightful Summer sauce works equally well over pound cake or over ice cream with gingersnaps all year long.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: one hour

Serves: eight

Ingredients

  • 1/2 sugar or coconut sugar or maple syrup
  • 4 Valencia oranges = 1 C orange juice + 1/4 rind of one orange
  • 3/4 " fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon seeds slightly crushed
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca starch

Instructions

  1. 1. wash oranges and peaches and lemon
  2. 2. juice oranges like i did, by hand squeezing quarters over a strainer (to catch the seeds) and place in medium heavy sauce pan
  3. 3. add 1T juice from a lemon to pan
  4. 4. add sugar (your choice)
  5. 5. bring above to gentle boil, simmer
  6. 6. place cardamon seeds and sliced ginger into tiny cheesecloth bag, tied at top, and add to pan
  7. 7. Simmer for 30 minutes, 10 minutes with quarter of orange rind (after that discard orange rind). Taste for sweetening and add a drop or more of stevia syrup if you wish
  8. 8. Add tapioca starch to a tiny bit of the sauce, stirring until dissolved, and return to pot, stirring constantly.
  9. 9. Be sure you have removed spice ball and orange rind and any seeds that may have landed in the pan
  10. While above are simmering:
  11. 1) sterilize one half-pint canning jar in deep small covered sauce pot.
  12. 2) assemble one jar lid, one jar ring, canning lid magnetic wand, clean canning rag on clean folded towel next to stovetop
  13. 10. Ladle sauce into half-pint jar to within 1/8" of top
  14. 11. With clean cloth wipe rim of jar
  15. 12. Use magnetic wand to dip lid into boiling canning water in the small pot for 5 seconds
  16. 13. Place lid onto jar and screw on ring - gently tight
  17. 14. Lower jar into canning pot and cover
  18. 15. Process in boiling water that covers jar by 1" for 10 minutes.
  19. 16. Gently remove from boiling water, placing on dry folded towel, leave to cool untouched.
  20. 17. Butter split shortcakes. I bought mine at a local co-op - they're organic. Warm them slightly so butter melts. Top with sliced peaches. I sprinkled 1/4 Cup of sugar onto 4 sliced peaches. Adjust amount to your taste. Add dollop of whipped cream or devonshire cream, and Enjoy.
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Now I Have One Jar to Store or to Give Away - and the memory of the spectacular dessert

Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

Perfect Sized Canning Jars for This Nifty Recipe

Ball Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12
Ball Regular Mouth Half Pint Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 12

These are the jars I use for this recipe. They show the luscious sauce off to best advantage.

If I serve the shortcake to just a few people then I store the remaining fresh sauce in one of these jars in the refrigerator. It never lasts long.

 

An Exquisite Gift of Sunset Glow

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    • julieannbrady 3 years ago

      Gosh, can't remember the last gift I received like this. Sign me up!

    • lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      @hovirag: You and me both! I'm so grateful that I learned to make jams from my mom, and back then the fruits were pretty much pesticide free and we didn't have all the artificial additives.

    • hovirag 3 years ago

      sure if it is homemade and no artificial stuff in it!

    • askformore lm 3 years ago

      Yes! ... In particular homemade.

    • lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      @sierradawn lm: Ohh, that's such a lovely remark.

    • sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      Of course! Yummm! What a wonderful gift giving idea! Your lens was simply delicious!

    • Vikki 3 years ago from US

      Sounds and looks delish!

    • LynetteBell 3 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Yum!

    • lesliesinclair 3 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: It's nice how a touch of powerful flavor adds such a nice compliment to the peaches.

    • WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      It looks so refreshing.

    Oh no, thanks anyway.

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      Bowlful of Quartered Oranges Looks Just Like Dessert in Itself

      Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

      I Squeezed My Oranges Into a Strainer to Catch the Seeds - then I discarded the seeds and returned the pulp to the juice

      Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

      It Looks and Tastes Beautiful

      Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

      One Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

      Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

      Size of the Piece of Ginger

      Photograph © 2013 Leslie Sinclair - NO USE PERMITTED --- All Rights Reserved

      Simmer Orange Rind 10 Minutes

      Orange Rind is Optional

      If the orange oil is too strong for your taste, just omit it from the simmering pot. The flavor is lighter and still rich.

      Items Like I Used In My Ginger Orange Cardamon Peachie Shortcake Sauce

      OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer
      OXO Good Grips 3-Inch Mini Strainer

      The Size Strainer I Use For Making This Sauce This little strainer is quality made. I've had one lose its grip on its handle while in use and you know you can always count on OXO, so get this one.

       
      J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife
      J.A. HENCKELS INTERNATIONAL Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife

      I bought this same knife and it's a snap for getting nice sharp cuts, like on the orange quarters and the ginger slices. It feels good in the hand and has enough weight to feel secure.

       
      All-Clad 5202 Stainless 2-Quart Saucepan Cookware, Silver
      All-Clad 5202 Stainless 2-Quart Saucepan Cookware, Silver

      Boiling and simmering sweet fruity sauces, as they reduce in volume and infuse flavors, just calls for a nice heavy walled pan like this top rate All-Clad Stainless saucepan.

       
      Thunder Group Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon
      Thunder Group Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon

      I like the long handles on these measuring spoons. It makes it easy to get a good grip on a spoonful of lemon juice.

       
      Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup
      Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

      You'll see this very measuring cup in most of my recipe articles because it's quick and easy to grab, and the measurements are so easy to read.

       

      Have Some Cheesecloth on Hand for Impromptu Syrup Making

      Beyond Gourmet Extra-fine Cheesecloth, 100-Percent Cotton, 2-Square Yards
      Beyond Gourmet Extra-fine Cheesecloth, 100-Percent Cotton, 2-Square Yards

      Old fashioned cheesecloth comes in handy for making tiny bags of spices for simmering.

       

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      Canning One Half-pint Jar of Syrup

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          WriterJanis2 3 years ago

          Very yummy looking.

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          Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

          Yummy, I'll try it, the flavors should be stunning.

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          DLeighAlexander 3 years ago

          It sounds tasty; your pictures look delicious!

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @Coffee-Break: Enjoy it! I'm really excited to have the extra jarful canned for Winter.

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @DLeighAlexander: I think half the fun is taking the photos.

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          Kirsti A. Dyer 3 years ago from Northern California

          Sounds delicious. The photos help to tell the story. Love seeing another recipe using cardamon. It is one of my favorite spices. My Mom uses it for Finnish Pulla.

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          Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

          Looks yummy! Oranges and peaches sound like a tasty combination, especially with the addition of ginger and cardamon.

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @HealthfulMD: My affection for the spice also comes from childhood when my mom used to make some Norwegian rolls - can't recall the name just now.

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @Corrinna-Johnson: Glad I have sauce left over so I can make this again. All the comments are whetting my appetite.

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          sierradawn lm 3 years ago

          I want to make it, can it, and use it on everything! I enjoyed your lens immensely and will enjoy using your recipe. I love how easy you make it all sound! Thank you!

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          askformore lm 3 years ago

          Very delicious lens! Love the photos, thanks.

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          steadytracker lm 3 years ago

          Wow, that klooks really delicious. May need to try it over the weekend. Thank you for sharing.

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          hovirag 3 years ago

          exotic to me - will try it :)

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @hovirag: Yes, it is and it's kind of nice that it's packed with flavor, so a little goes a long way. Hope you like it.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Very inviting and your pictures are amazing....I'm guessing there are those waiting outside your door hoping to be shared with!

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          @anonymous: How sweet! I must admit that I'm having as much fun taking the pictures as I am in creating the recipes - just did another one today.

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