Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Peach Coulis and Chantilly Cream


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I couldn't be more excited for the month of August. August and fresh peaches are synonymous. Yes, peaches are available during other months of the year but there is something special about the August peach; it’s just sweeter. I don’t think I’m imagining it. Maybe I’m fueled by the anticipation of peach cobblers, peach margaritas and the iconic peaches and cream; all indulgences I love to save until this time of year. But in short, peaches are simply sweet, comforting and distinctly summer’s gold.

Each year I try to come up with a new way to celebrate this timely summer crop. I have taken the peach in many directions, both savory and sweet. It never disappoints. This year instead of traditional peach pie I’ve settled on Grilled Poundcake with Warm Peach Coulis and Chantilly Cream. Don’t get scared off by the serious foodie language, coulis is just a fancy French term for a simple but stylish fruit sauce while Chantilly cream refers to a sweetened whipped cream.

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This dessert is easy to prepare and truly makes the peach the star of the show. Grilling the poundcake also adds a toasty touch of goodness, while the slivered almonds provide the perfect contrasting crunch. I promise this will be a family favorite for years to come.

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Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Peach Coulis and Chantilly Cream

Recipe from: Created by Noble Pig | Serves: 4

Ingredients

Coulis:

  • 2 heaping cups sliced and peeled "ripe"peaches, more for garnish
  • 10 ounces apricot jam
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • One store-bought pound cake, sliced crosswise into 8 pieces

Chantilly Cream

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish with:

  • slivered almonds
  • sprigs of mint
  • grilled peach wedges

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine peaches, peach or apricot jam, lemon juice and water. Crush some of the peaches with a potato masher; about three to four crushes will do the trick, leaving many whole pieces. Bring to a boil then turn the heat down to medium. In a small bowl stir 1 Tablespoon water with cornstarch. Slowly add cornstarch to the simmering peaches and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  • In a medium bowl combine heavy cream with sugar and ½ teaspoon vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-low. Brush the pound cake slices with melted butter. Grill until the cake is toasted, about 2 minutes on each side. You can also grill some sliced peach wedges to serve on the side. Spread the warm sauce on dessert plates, place 2 cake slices on each plate and top with additional sauce, Chantilly Cream, slivered almonds and garnish with a sprig of mint.

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Enjoy this, you won't be disappointed! 

Grilled Pound Cake with Warm Peach Coulis and Chantilly Cream

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10 Comments and 5 Replies

  1. Oooh, grilled pound cake! Love it! I think you are right about August peaches, they seem sweeter. That reminds me, time to get some more:) Love your chantilly topping!

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    • Cathy 2

      I know, and in August the white peaches are available too which are my favorite!

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  2. Karly 3

    Grilled pound cake – how fun! Love those grill marks!

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  3. Gosh, I can’t believe August starts tomorrow either. Time is flying! And grilled pound cake is genius. I love the sound of this. PS – looking forward to meeting you in Portland!

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  4. Barbie with a T 7

    Looks like a match made in heaven…..this divine dessert and Pinot Gris.

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  5. Patty 9

    I’m loving your grilled pound cake covered with peaches, yum! Beautiful pictures, you’ve really captured the deliciousness of this dessert;-)

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  6. leslie 10

    This looks scrumptious Cathy. I love grilling sweets!

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  7. carrian 11

    Oh! This looks incredible!!!!

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  8. Amanda 13

    Woah! i have to try this, it’s sounds and looks positively fabulous!

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  9. Jamie 14

    First of all: peaches! This is the first year in a long time our peaches have been so delicious, sweet and juicy and I’ve been really enjoying baking with them. Second: grilled peaches? Even better! Third: this is a fantastic way to use up leftover cake, pound cake or quick breads. Which sadly happens once in a while. I love this elegant yet simple dessert!

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  10. That is beautiful!

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