Grilled fruit cake

Time required: 30 minutes
Yield : 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes
Level : Easy Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 unpeeled peaches (not too ripe), cut into wedges
  • 2 unpeeled pears (not too ripe), cut into wedges
  • 2 unpeeled black plums, cut into wedges
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) halved strawberries
  • 45 mL (3 tablespoons) brown sugar
  • 15 mL (1 tablespoon) finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 4 slices pound cake, each about 1.5 cm (½ inch) thick
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) vanilla yogurt


Preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. 

In a bowl, stir together peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, brown sugar and ginger. 
Place a large double sheet of aluminum foil, oiled, on the barbecue grill, and lay fruit on top. Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the fruit is lightly grilled and caramelized. Remove from heat and reserve.

Place cake slices directly on the barbecue rack and grill for about 1 minute on each side, creating cross-hatching with grill marks.   
Place each slice of cake on a plate and garnish with grilled fruit and vanilla yogurt.  

Serve with a dessert wine or even a glass of milk.  

Variation: For flavour from here at home, replace the brown sugar by 30 mL (2 tablespoons) maple syrup and garnish dessert with maple yogurt.