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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas Recipe

Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

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.