Seared Nectarines and Angel Food Cake
Fat-free angel food cake gets a crisp-toasty surface when grilled. Combined with grilled fruit, a few fresh berries, and a drizzle of honey, and you’ll have a super-fresh dessert without the fat.
• 4 ripe medium nectarines and/or peaches, quartered and pitted
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1 7-inch angel food cake
• 4 to 6 teaspoons honey (optional)
• 1 cup fresh raspberries and/or blueberries (optional)
• Ground cinnamon (optional)
In small bowl, mix together ground cinnamon and orange juice. Brush nectarines with cinnamon mixture. Reserve excess liquid for angel food cake. For charcoal grill, cook nectarines directly over medium coals 2 to 3 minutes on each side. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; grill as above.)
Cut eight slices of angel food cake. Brush one side of cake slices with orange juice mixture.
Grill cake slices on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn; grill 1 to 2 minutes more. (Or cook cake on griddle over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes per side.)
To serve, place cake slice on plate or bowl. Spoon nectarines on top or alongside. Drizzle with honey, top with fresh berries and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes 8 servings.