Grilled Peach Melba Dessert

Sweet endings can be guilt-free, too. Angel food cake slices get a light toasting in our Grill Pan before being topped with grilled fresh peaches, raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream in this de-light-ful dessert.

Ingredients

  • 4 firm ripe medium peaches
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 8 slices (1 ounce each) angel food cake
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup light, sugar-free red raspberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 3/4 cup raspberries
  •  Mint leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Cut each peach into 6 wedges using Utility Knife. Place in Classic Batter Bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss gently and set aside.

  2. Heat Grill Pan over medium heat 5 minutes. Place half of the cake slices in pan, pressing gently onto bottom. Toast 1-3 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted using Chef's Tongs to turn. Repeat with remaining cake slices.

  3. Add butter to pan; use Chef's Silicone Basting Brush to spread melted butter. Add peaches; cook 4-5 minutes, turning once. Remove pan from heat. In Small Batter Bowl, mix preserves and water.

  4. To assemble dessert, place 1 cake slice and 3 peach wedges on each of 8 dessert plates. Drizzle raspberry sauce over peaches. Top cake with scoop of ice cream using Medium Scoop. Sprinkle with raspberries. Garnish with mint, if desired.

Yield:

  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 150, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 9 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium 230 mg, Fiber 2 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

1 starch, 1 fruit (2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Once peaches have been tossed with the lemon juice, you can let them stand up to 1 hour before grilling and they won't discolor.

If you prefer, peaches can be peeled. To remove skins, bring 1 quart water to boil in (2-qt.) Saucepan. Carefully lower peaches into water using Nylon Slotted Server. Remove peaches after 1 minute and plunge into bowl of cold water. Pull off skins with Paring Knife.

Purchase a baked angel food cake from the bakery section of the supermarket and you'll keep your kitchen cool while getting a quick start to this easy dessert. Cut angel food cake with a gentle sawing motion using the Bread Knife.

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