During Summer, it's instinctive to throw burgers and meats on the barbecue, but don't overlook dessert: tickling sweet baked goods or fruit over an open flame only offers more smoky complexity and a chance for sugars to caramelize deeper. Check out five desserts we can't grill enough of right now.
It might seem unconventional to throw pound cake on the grill, but doing so transforms the buttery cake into a warm, smoky treat that pairs well with ice cream or whipped cream and fresh Summer fruit. And grilling pound cake is a cinch, because its batter is dense and sturdy and won't crumble or fall apart on the grill.
This recipe combines rose water, pistachios, and cherries for a Middle Eastern spin on an American dessert. Rose water and honey impart a floral, fresh take on the old whipped-cream standard. Toasted pistachios add a bit of crunch and texture contrast. The ripe, red cherries, at their peak season in June, burst with sweet syrupy juice that ties this amazing dessert together. Seize the short growing season of cherries by making this striking grilled pound cake recipe.