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Strawberries and Cream Grilled Pound Cake

Prep: 15 minutes
Grill: 3 minutes • Serves: 4

1 package (16 ounces) fresh strawberries, hulled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 cup whipped cream cheese (about 6.5 ounces)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound cake (about 11.5 ounces)
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup whipped topping, thawed
Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

1. In medium bowl, toss strawberries with granulated sugar and water. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.

2. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. In medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.

3. Slice pound cake crosswise into 8 equal slices. Evenly spread cream cheese mixture on 1 side of 4 slices of cake. Place remaining 4 slices over cream cheese mixture to close sandwiches. Lightly spray outsides of sandwiches with nonstick cooking spray.

4. Grill pound cake sandwiches 3 to 4 minutes or until grill marks appear, turning once halfway through cooking. Serve topped with strawberry mixture and whipped topping; garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 591 Calories,
30g Fat (20g Saturated), 145mg Cholesterol, 602mg
Sodium, 75g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 7g Protein

Chef Tip

Pound cake sandwiches can also be grilled on a grill pan.