Why should strawberries get all the shortcake fun?! These blueberry rhubarb buttermilk shortcakes are sweet, tart, and taste like spring.

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes

Riding the struggle bus big time today, but just seeing photos of these shortcakes is giving me LYFE.

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes

We’ve had a WEEK of fevers.

Remy was patient 0 (obviously), and now I’m quickly headed on a journey to fever-ville. Fingers crossed the.boy is spared because the only thing worse than the toddler cold is the man cold.

Am I right, or am I right?

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes


Have you ever had blueberry rhubarb compote jammy goodness before??

If not, YOU NEED TO.

It rivals strawberry rhubarb anything. Big time.

I actually ended up making a second batch and putting it on my oatmeal all week. GENIUS move. Highly recommend it.

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes

It’s tart, sweet, and perfect sandwiched in-between buttery flaky biscuit layers.

You’ll notice in my photos that the whipped cream is super melty and that’s because I have no patience and couldn’t wait for the compote to cool before smushing everything together and shoving it into my face.

Don’t be like me! Or do? It’s delicious either way.

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes

Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes
Why should strawberries get all the shortcake fun?! These blueberry rhubarb buttermilk shortcakes are sweet, tart, and taste like spring.
Yield: 9 servings
For the buttermilk biscuits
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8 oz salted butter, grated on a box grater just like cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk, plus more for brushing
For the blueberry rhubarb compote
  • 12 oz blueberries
  • 5 stalks rhubarb, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
For the shortcakes
  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tbsp sugar
For the biscuits
  1. Heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add in the butter and gently mix together with your hands until evenly combined. Pour in the buttermilk and honey. Mix with your hands until just combined, adding more buttermilk as needed until it comes together.
  3. Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is 1-inch thick. Cut into 9 biscuits. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with buttermilk. Bake until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool before filling.
For the blueberry rhubarb compote
  1. Combine the blueberries, rhubarb, sugar, and vanilla bean paste in a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Cook until the sugar is dissolved, the blueberries are starting to burst and release their juice, and the rhubarb is tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
For the shortcakes
  1. Whip the heavy cream and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form.
  2. Cut each of the biscuits in half. Top with a scoop of compote and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Biscuit recipe is from Half-Baked Harvest

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3 Responses to Blueberry Rhubarb Buttermilk Shortcakes

  1. Pam says:

    LOVE! Not that you & Remy have a cold but this blueberry rhubarb buttermilk shortcakes! YUM! Feel better soon.

  2. Kate says:

    I didn’t even realize this, but apparently my sons have never had strawberry shortcake!

  3. Hi Joanne I love blueberries aqnd this loooks awesome and delicious!

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