Grilled Sponge Cake with Five-Spice Peach Compote

Grilled Sponge Cake with Five-Spice Peach Compote

Serves 8

After you've grilled your main course, clean the grill with a wire brush, then toss some peaches and cake on the grill for this dessert. A sprig of mint or a handful of raspberries can be added to the peach compote for even more bright color and refreshing flavor.

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3 pounds ripe but firm peaches, halved and pitted
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 sponge cake or pound cake, cut into 8 wedges or slices
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Preheat grill. Combine butter, honey and five-spice powder in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring to combine butter and honey, just until butter melts. Brush on cut side of peaches; reserve leftover honey mixture.

Grill peaches over high heat until just charred, about 2 minutes. Allow peaches to cool slightly, then peel and slice them. Add peaches and 3/4 cup orange juice to saucepan with remaining honey mixture and stir to mix well. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice. Raise heat under saucepan so that the honey mixture begins to boil. Whisk in cornstarch mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until liquid thickens and reduces slightly.

When ready to serve, grill cake over high heat until it has grill marks, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Transfer cake to plates and spoon warm peach compote over the top.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:310 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 115mg cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 20g sugar), 6g protein
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