Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Berry Sauce

June 2006
Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Berry Sauce

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Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries, such as raspberries and blueberries (12 ounces)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 store-bought pound cake, sliced 3/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the berries, the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the vanilla and 1/4 cup of water. Cook, covered, until the berries are softened, about 10 minutes. Stir the sauce, partially mashing the berries. Taste and add the remaining sugar if the mixture is tart.
  2. In a small bowl, stir 1 tablespoon of water into the cornstarch, then stir the mixture into the berry sauce and continue cooking, uncovered, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-low. Brush the pound cake slices with the melted butter. Grill until the cake is toasted, about 2 minutes on each side. Spread the warm sauce on dessert plates, place 2 cake slices on each plate and top with additional sauce.
Tip PAIR WITH:
  • Concha y Toro Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2003 (Chile)
Tip Make it your own
  • Cut the pound cake into 1-inch cubes and thread onto skewers for a dessert kebab.
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