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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas

 Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.