Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas Recipe
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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas Recipe

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Banana, butter and caramel flavors go so well together, they make them into desserts in fancy restaurants. Add a sweet almond liqueur such as Amaretto and a little lemon juice, then head straight for the grill to make your own elegant version. —Carol Traupman-Carr, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons butter, divided
  • 2 large bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 slices pound cake (about 1 inch thick)
  • Sweetened whipped cream and toasted sliced almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cake slice with 1/4 cup bananas (calculated without optional toppings) equals 254 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Melt 2 teaspoons butter; drizzle over a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 10 in. square). Place bananas on foil; top with brown sugar, Amaretto and lemon juice. Dot with remaining butter. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Grill pound cake for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Open foil packets carefully, allowing steam to escape. Spoon bananas over pound cake; top with whipped cream and almonds if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 cake slice with 1/4 cup bananas (calculated without optional toppings) equals 254 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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