Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries in Balsamic

Slide those burgers over to make room on the grill for dessert. Yes, dessert! Fruits and cakes are already delicious, but grilling them makes these summer desserts irresistible.  Store-bought angel food cake goes gourmet when it’s grilled and topped with sweetened balsamic-soaked strawberries.

dessert grilled angel food strawberries

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
PREP: 11 minutes
COOK: 4 minutes
LEVEL: easy
YIELD: 6 Servings


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Traditional American Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake, among the most beloved and enduring of American foods, consists of sweetened biscuits (shortcake) or sponge cake loosely paired with fresh berries and whipped cream. Its greatness lies in the contrasts of textures and flavors of simple cake, fruit, and cream -— hard and soft, moist and dry, sweet and tart, acid and cake. Shortcake proves the ideal base, as it is firm enough to stand up to the juicy berries and damp cream and absorbing only some of them without losing its identity or becoming a mushy mess.


Servings: Makes six 3-inch, nine 2½-inch, or twelve 2-inch round biscuits


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Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Once you’ve made a pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to a pie plate. Simply press a refrigerated pie crust into the skillet, sprinkle with sugar, top with the pecan mixture, and bake. Serving it in the skillet is also easy and makes the dish even more Southern.

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Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 10 Minutes


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Raspberry Macaroons in Chocolate Shells

Passover is around the corner. Flour and other leavening agents are forbidden during this 8-day holiday but this does not mean that taste and beauty in desserts need be compromised.

For an elegant ending to the Seder meal, these dainty macaroons en-robed in chocolate can’t be beat.

Chocolate gives the bite-size macaroons an appealing crunch. Imagine you’re decorating bonbons — embellish each with a different garnish.




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Raspberry Velvet Melange

This airy chocolate-raspberry dessert offers a light bite at the end of your Valentine’s Day dinner — and it takes just a few minutes to prepare. The chocolate syrup makes a great topping.  From start to finish it takes approximately 40 minutes. dessert raspberry velvet melange

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Freeze: 30 mins to 4 hrs to ripen


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No-Bake Truffle Treats

Dote on your valentine with candies that look oh, so charming but are finished in about a half-hour. With four flavors, one (or more) is sure to make your holiday sweeter.dessert no bake truffle treats


Almond-Cherry Truffles:
2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 8 ounces)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup toasted almonds (see tip, page ???), finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup light-color corn syrup
2 tablespoons almond liqueur
2 tablespoons butter, melted
12 ounces white baking chocolate, melted
Small candies

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