Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Amaretto Bananas
Banana, butter and caramel flavors go so well together already, and then you add a sweet almond liqueur, such as Amaretto, and a little lemon juice to take this grilled dessert to a new level. —Carol Traupman-Carr, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
Total TimePrep/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 packet carefully, allowing steam to escape. Spoon bananas over pound cake; top with whipped cream and almonds if desired.
Editor's NoteTo 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cake slice with 1/4 cup bananas (calculated without optional toppings): 254 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 153mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Grilled carmel bananas in Taste of Home April/May 2012