Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grilled Pound Cake

Grilled Pound Cake with Marinated Fruit
Serves: 6-8

OBJ: TCW be able to create a crowd pleasing summery dessert that is quick and easy so that she can spend more time by the poolJ

1 store-bought pound cake, cut into 1 in. slices
3 TBS unsalted butter, melted
½ pint fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced
½ pint fresh blueberries, cleaned
2 C fresh pineapple, cut into large chunks
2 TBS almond liqueur (such as Amaretto) OR 2 tsp almond extract for a non-alcohol version
2 TBS sugar
1 pint vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. At least 2 hours ahead, in a large bowl, mix fruit, almond liqueur and sugar
2. Cover and place in refrigerator for later use
3. Lay out the desired amount of pound cake you need (I slice per person)
4. Using a pastry brush, brush each side of cake with melted butter (melt more if needed, about 1 tsp per side)
5. Heat grill to medium-high
6. Place cake slices on grill and let grill for about 5 minutes on each side or until they each get “grill marks”
7. Carefully flip and let other side grill for 5 minutes or until that side gets “grill marks”
8. Place each slice on a dessert plate, spoon about ¼ - ½ C of marinated fruit on top of each slice, then place 1 scoop of ice cream either on top or to the side
9. Enjoy!  

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