Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries…make this simple summer dessert on your grill!

Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries - Make this simple summer dessert on your grill!

This Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries recipe was developed as part of our ongoing ambassadorship with Peapod. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Fourth of July is just a few weeks away – and I’m here to share some ideas to help make your summer celebrations super easy!

First of all: I’m guessing that you’ll be doing some grilling over the July 4th holiday. Am I right?

Since you’ll likely have your grill all fired up for cooking some hot dogs and hamburgers, why not also make a simple and delicious grilled dessert like this Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries? It’s so simple – and so delicious!

Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries - Make this simple summer dessert on your grill!

We cut a ready-made pound cake into slices, and brushed each side with melted butter. Then, we quickly placed the cake on the grill to warm and add a little bit of golden caramelization.

Place the grilled pound cake on a plate, then place fresh summer berries on top and spoon a luscious vanilla custard over the berries and cake. (How easy is that?!)

Our other time-saving tip: Order everything you need for your July 4th barbecue from Peapod’s grocery delivery service!

Peapod carries thousands of grocery items (including hot dogs and hamburgers, of course)! But did you know that they also carry a variety of party platters, chips and dips, paper cups and plates – and so much more!

Save a trip to the supermarket and simply place your grocery order online at Peapod.com or via the Peapod mobile app. Then schedule delivery before your party at a time when it’s convenient for you.

Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries - Make this simple summer dessert on your grill!

And don’t forget to include all of the ingredients to make our Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries – your family and friends will love this easy dessert!  Click here for the recipe.

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Grilled Pound Cake with Vanilla Custard and Fresh Berries

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: grilling

Ingredients

1¼ cups whole milk, divided

3 large egg yolks

1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided

3 tablespoons corn starch

1 small vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped off with a knife (save both seeds and pod)

2 ounces softened cream cheese

1 10.75-ounce readymade pound cake, sliced into 8 slices

6-ounces fresh raspberries

6-ounces fresh blackberries

6-ounces fresh blueberries

8-ounces fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced or quartered

4 tablespoons butter, softened


Instructions

In a medium bowl, beat together ¼ cup of the milk with the egg yolks, half the sugar and all of the corn starch.

In a small sauce pan, heat the remaining cup of milk with the remaining sugar and the scraped vanilla seeds with the pod.

Heat to a simmer then remove the pod and discard.

While whipping, slowly add the hot milk to the egg mixture, making sure you whip continually.

Then pour the mixture back into the pan and heat just until it thickens up (which should be very quickly).

Lower to low heat, add the softened cream cheese and beat with the whip while cooking for about one minute to form a thick creamy custard. (Note: You can add more milk to the finished custard to make it thinner of you wish to form a creamier less firm consistency.)

Pour custard into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap pushing down so the plastic wrap rests against the surface of the custard. (This will prevent a skin from forming.) Refrigerate and cool completely.

Mix the four fruits in a medium bowl.

Once the custard has cooled, heat your grill (or a ribbed grill pan if grilling indoors) to medium heat.

Butter one side of each piece of pound cake and place on the hot grill. Then butter the tops while they grill. The pound cake will brown very quickly, so keep checking one piece. Flip and brown the other buttered side then remove to a platter.

To serve, place two pieces of grilled pound cake on a small dessert dish, top with a spoonful of custard, then top with fresh fruit mixture.

Keywords: fruit, pound cake

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