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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.

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Ingredients

FOR THE FRUIT SALAD —

FOR THE CAKE & FRUIT SKEWERS —

Instructions

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.

For the fruit salad, peel, slice, and chop the kiwi, and hull and slice the strawberries.

For the fruit salad, peel, slice, and chop the kiwi, and hull and slice the strawberries.

Split the cake wedges, then tuck 1 oz. of chocolate inside each one. Set aside until ready to grill.

Split the cake wedges, then tuck 1 oz. of chocolate inside each one. Set aside until ready to grill.

To add flavor and prevent sticking, brush the cake wedges with melted butter before grilling.

To add flavor and prevent sticking, brush the cake wedges with melted butter before grilling.

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