Sunday, May 2, 2010

Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Berry Sauce #61

Last night, I went with some of my family to High Point.  High Point is a fabulous town in Monteagle, TN.  It was actually Al Capone's hide out back in the day.  For dessert, we split two grilled poundcakes with caramel sauce and butter pecan ice cream.  It was to die for!  So, tonight I'm going to try to recreate I am going to make Paula Deen's sour cream pound cake to use for this recipe.  The recipe came from Rachel Ray's magazine. 

The case:
2 heaping cups mixed frozen berries, such as raspberries and blueberries (12 ounces)
Juice of 1/2 lemon (1 tablespoon)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 store-bought pound cake, sliced 3/4 inch thick
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1.  In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the berries, the lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the vanilla and 1/4 cup of water. Cook, covered, until the berries are softened, about 10 minutes. Stir the sauce, partially mashing the berries. Taste and add the remaining sugar if the mixture is tart.
2.  In a small bowl, stir 1 tablespoon of water into the cornstarch, then stir the mixture into the berry sauce and continue cooking, uncovered, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
3.  Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-low. Brush the pound cake slices with the melted butter. Grill until the cake is toasted, about 2 minutes on each side. Spread the warm sauce on dessert plates, place 2 cake slices on each plate and top with additional sauce.

The ruling:
With vanilla ice cream added, this was extremely good!  The fruit topping wasn't quite as good as the caramel sauce, but it was still extremely good! 

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