Why do I love dessert so much? I have heard people say they would rather have a savory dish than dessert. I’m like why? Get both. Have the best of both worlds.
But sometimes my sweet tooth is over indulged and then I need just one savory bite to counter that sweetness. It happened the other day when we were eating BBQ. I had some amazing lemon meringue pie for dessert but then immediately wanted a taste of brisket to be the last bite before we left. Sure I did this about 3 times, but who’s counting.
Is that weird? Should I just start having dessert first?
So grilling my dessert, to me, is kind of having the best of both worlds – sweet and savory with a hint of smokiness. It’s the perfect combination for your next get-together or cookout. And why I made it to share for #CookoutWeek.
If you want to make these inside the house, you can totally grill these on a grill pan and bake the fruit in the oven.
Full disclosure here – when I made them on the grill, my pictures came out really bad – not that these are that much better. So I made them again but it was late and I made them in the oven. Same great flavor but the fruit really gets cooked down. I can’t wait for my grill to get here and my sister to show me how to use it next week! #wimp
Grilled Pound Cake with Roasted Fruit
2 Slices Pound cake (I used frozen that had been thawed for 30 minutes)
2 tsp Butter plus more for the grill
1 ripe Peach
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Brown sugar
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar or Maple Syrup
Heat grill (or grill pan) on medium heat. Take butter and rub it on grates (or grill pan).
Create foil packets for fruit.
Dice peaches and strawberries. Place two pieces of foil on counter. Split peaches and strawberry among the foil pieces. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon and 1/2 tsp brown sugar on each packet of fruit. Cube 2 tsp of butter and divide among packets. Drizzle 1 tsp of maple syrup or balsamic vinegar (whichever you have handy – both taste great!) over each packet. Fold foil to form into a packet.
Grill directly on grates for 20 minutes or in oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Grill pound cake directly on grates (or grill pan) until grill marks form.
Serve pound cake with fruit and whipped cream.