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Tropical Pound Cake Recipe

Tropical Pound Cake Recipe

Pomegranate seeds add a nice touch to the tropical fruit topping. To minimize the mess of seeding a pomegranate, follow these simple instructions. First, cut off the crown and score the fruit into quarters. Soak the fruit in a large bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit underwater, break the scored sections apart with your fingers. Then separate the seed clusters from the skin and membranes. Discard the skin and the membranes; dry the seeds on paper towels.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 12 slices
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) mixed tropical fruit, drained
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted
  • Pomegranate seeds, optional

Directions

  • 1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter; lightly brush over one side of each cake slice. Place buttered side up in a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2. In a large skillet, melt remaining butter; add fruit. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in honey; cook for 2 minutes.
  • 3. Place two cake slices on each of six dessert plates. Top each with 1/2 cup fruit mixture; sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with pomegranate seeds if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 433 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 93 mg cholesterol, 280 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.