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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 Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 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.

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