Banana Split "Sandwiches" with fruit salad
This grilled banana split is a bit like the iconic soda fountain dessert — but without the puddle of ice cream in the bowl. Here, “sandwiches” of angel food cake are stuffed and grilled with chocolate, creating the finger-licking characteristics of a banana split.
FOR THE FRUIT SALAD —
FOR THE CAKE & FRUIT SKEWERS —
Preheat grill to medium.
Toss strawberries and kiwi for the salad in a bowl; set aside.
Prepare cake wedges as shown, right. Tuck a piece of chocolate inside each pocket, then brush the cut sides with butter; set aside.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl for the skewers. Coat banana chunks with lemon juice, then dredge them and the pineapple in cinnamon sugar. Alternately thread 2 pineapple pieces and 1 banana chunk on each of 4 skewers.
Oil the grill, then arrange fruit skewers on the grates with ends of the skewers extending over the edge; cover and cook 2–3 minutes. Turn skewers over and place cake sandwiches on grill; cover and grill 2–3 minutes, flipping the cake after 1 minute to melt the chocolate.
To serve, place a fruit skewer inside each cake pocket, press down lightly to hold fruit in place, then pull out the skewers. Top each sandwich with some of the fruit salad.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 23mg 7%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Carbs 68g 22%
Fiber 6g 24%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.