Looking for an easy yet sophisticated dessert idea to top off a great dinner? Grilled pound cake is the perfect (sweet) vehicle for a delicious compote.
Looking for an easy yet sophisticated dessert idea to top off a great dinner? I’ve got one for you today….one that allows you to make the whole thing right on your grill.
Using your grill to make dessert is a smart and delicious idea. You don’t have to leave your guests for one thing, but instead, you can stay connected to the conversations and fun outside. Plus, it shows that you’re a serious griller! The first time I ever made dessert on the grill my family was like, “whoa!!” (Little do they know just how simple it can be…but that can be our secret).
Have you ever grilled pound cake? It’s delicious and it is the perfect vehicle for a number of toppings. Since cherries are everywhere at the moment, I decided to top mine with a delicious Cherry Bourbon Compote. If you wish to omit the bourbon, feel free. The compote is still delicious on its own.
Normally my kids would be happy to help prepare this dessert…who am I kidding…they are happy to prepare any dessert! However they off having a summer adventure with their grandmom.
For this Grilled Pound Cake With Cherry Bourbon Compote, you can choose to buy a pound cake or make your own. It’s up to you. My local farmer’s market carries the legendary Stock’s Pound Cake (from Philadelphia’s Stock’s Bakery). So, I decided to buy the slices I needed from them.
After that, all I had to do was pit the cherries and set them aside until dessert-time. Then, I simply combined the ingredients for the compote in a small pan and cooked it up on the side burner of my SABER Grill. Such a great feature! Once the cherries were done, I simply brushed the pound cake slices with butter and let the grill give them some lovely char-marks and heat them through, which takes less than two minutes.
Spoon cherries over-top, add a couple of garnishes, and you have yourself a beautiful, fresh, easy to prepare dessert from the grill!
Feel free to use any flavor of pound cake…lemon, chocolate, marble, etc. You can change up the fruit to any berry or maybe some grilled stone fruits. And if you’re not feeling a compote, just make a simple honey-lime sauce for over-top, or try soaking the pound cake in rum first and topping with fresh grilled mango.