WOW your guest with grilled Pound cake a simple dessert to make –
. I use my George Forman which makes perfectly grills it. When time is lacking I purchase the already made loaves at Costco which I can slice and grill or cut out in shapes for added fun.
Drizzled in an apple-ginger syrup, the juicy strawberries and blueberries add a flavorful flair to this star-shaped pound cake. Topped with a scoop of vanilla or ginger ice cream, one slice of this Independence Day delight and you’re sure to see fireworks.
1/3 cup Apple NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice
3 slices (1/8-inch-thick) fresh ginger, smashed
1/2 teaspoon packed brown sugar
1 basket (16 ounces) strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup (one 4.4-ounce container) blueberries
1 package (10.75 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
Nonstick cooking spray
3 1/4-inch or smaller star cookie cutters
1 container (14 ounces) Vanilla Bean or Ginger HÄAGEN-DAZS Five Ice Cream
COMBINE Juicy Juice, ginger and sugar in glass 2-cup measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 2 minutes or until bubbly. Allow ginger to steep for 10 minutes. Remove ginger and refrigerate syrup for 1 hour or until ready to use.
COMBINE strawberries and blueberries in medium bowl; drizzle with apple-ginger syrup. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (can be made up to one day ahead).
CUT pound cake in half; then cut into ½-inch-thick slices lengthwise (making 8 slices total). Using star-shaped cookie cutter, cut pound cake into star shapes, if desired. Spray grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat pan over medium heat. Grill pound cake for about 2 minutes per side until golden.
TO SERVE: Place one slice of grilled pound cake in each of 8 bowls. Top with a scoop of ice cream and a scoop of berries and syrup.
Cook’s Tip: If you don’t have a grill pan, toast pound cake slices in a toaster or on a clean outdoor grill.