Mr. Food: Tutti Frutti Shortcake

September 5, 2010 8:21:03 AM PDT
Need a great dessert for your barbecue? Look no further than our grilled Tutti Frutti Shortcake. It's a marriage made in heaven with pound cake and fruit cocktail, and a grilled dessert your gang will love.

Serves: 6


* 1 (16-ounce) can fruit cocktail, undrained (see Options)
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
* 1/4 cup cold water
* 1 (16-ounce) pound cake, cut into 1-inch slices


1. Preheat grill to medium heat.

2. In a disposable 8-inch square aluminum pan, combine fruit cocktail (with its juice), brown sugar, and cinnamon; mix well and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water. Place fruit mixture in aluminum pan on grill and heat through, stirring occasionally.

4. When hot, add cornstarch mixture and stir for 5 to 7 minutes, until it starts to bubble and thicken slightly.

5. Place pound cake slices on grill to warm, if desired (about 2 minutes per side). Remove cake to a serving platter and spoon fruit mixture onto cake slices.


No fruit cocktail on hand? Go ahead and use a 16-ounce can of peaches or pears instead.

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