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Balsamic Strawberry Shortcake with Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener

This balsamic strawberry shortcake recipe contains 16% fewer calories* and 61% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Recipe developed by Live Better America™. Live Better America is brought to you by Minneapolis-based General Mills and is an online source for refreshing new ideas to eat, connect and live better — the simple, fun and encouraging way! brings you all kinds of mouthwatering healthified™ recipes, the straight scoop on topics you're interested in, and helpful tools for a healthier lifestyle. Makes 6 servings.

Serving size

12 shortcake


210 Calories


  • 112 cups (325mL) Bisquick Heart Smart® mix

  • 14 (1mL) tsp salt

  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable

  • 2 Tbsp (30mL) cold butter, cut in pieces

  • 14 cup (60mL) fat-free (skim) milk

  • 14 cup (60mL) water

  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable

  • 2 cups (500mL) sliced strawberries

  • 12 cup (125mL) balsamic vinegar

  • 1 Tbsp (15mL) Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener Spoonable

  • 6 Tbsp (90mL) frozen (thawed) sugar-free whipped topping


  • 1.

    Heat oven to 400°F (205°C).

  • 2.

    Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In large bowl, mix Bisquick mix, salt and 1 tablespoon (15mL) Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is evenly combined. Add milk and water; stir until soft dough forms.

  • 3.

    Drop mixture into 6 balls on cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pan 5 minutes; remove to cooling rack.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix 1 tablespoon (15mL) Truvía® Calorie-Free Sweetener and the strawberries; set aside.

  • 5.

    In 1-quart saucepan, mix balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon Truvía® CalorieFree Sweetener. Heat to simmering over low heat. Cook 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture is reduced to about 14 cup (60mL) and thickened like molasses. Set aside to cool.

  • 6.

    Split shortcakes. Top with strawberries. Drizzle with balsamic reduction. Top with whipped topping.

*This balsamic strawberry shortcake recipe contains 16% fewer calories and 61% less sugar than the full-sugar version.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 210
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 400mg
Potassium 160mg
Total Carbohydrate 35g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Erythritol 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2% DV
Vitamin C 25% DV
Calcium 20% DV
Iron 8% DV