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A biscuit shortcake with blueberry sauce and whipped cream in the middle.
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Air Fryer Blueberry Shortcakes

These blueberry shortcakes are so easy and fast to make. The recipe uses canned biscuits, coated in butter and sugar and air fried to perfection! They're then topped with a homemade blueberry sauce, and whipped cream for a perfect easy summer dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 392kcal

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 8 count can jumbo buttermilk biscuits
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For the Blueberries:

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries (can sub fresh)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1 TBS cornstarch
  • 1 TBS water
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 TBS powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Biscuits:

  • Add the melted butter to a small bowl. Add the sugar to a small bowl.
  • Dip each uncooked biscuit into the melted butter all over, then dip them into the sugar, tossing the sugar over the top to coat them completely.
  • Place 4 of the biscuits in the air fryer, and air fry at 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the biscuits are lightly golden and cooked throughout. **Cut one open to see if they are cooked through, mine have been a little doughy still at 6 minutes.
  • Remove the biscuits from the air fryer and set aside. Repeat with the remaining biscuits.

For the Blueberries:

  • Add the frozen blueberries, half cup of water, sugar, and lemon juice to a small sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the blueberries begin to boil, whisk together the cornstarch and remaining water in a small bowl. Then pour it into the blueberries, and stir it in.
  • Cook stirring constantly until the blueberries are thickened, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh blueberries. (They really help the texture).

For the Whipped Cream:

  • In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, or a large bowl with a hand mixer. Add the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Whisk together over medium to high speed until the whipped cream has soft peaks.

For the Blueberry Shortcake Assembly:

  • Place one biscuit on a plate and cut it in half.
  • Top the bottom half of the biscuit with some blueberries, and whipped cream, and then the top half of the biscuit. Enjoy immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg