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Banana Split “Sandwiches” with Fruit Salad

Photographer Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Missie Crawford Food Stylist : Margaret Dickey

This grilled banana split is a bit like the iconic soda fountain dessert — but without the puddle of ice cream in the bowl. Here, “sandwiches” of angel food cake are stuffed and grilled with chocolate, creating the finger-licking characteristics of a banana split.

Banana Split “Sandwiches” with Fruit Salad

Our tasty Banana Split "Sandwiches" with fruit salad recipe takes … and can serve as a healthier alternative to your classic banana split sundae
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana Spilt, Banana Split “Sandwiches” with Fruit Salad, cake, cake wedges, Dessert, Fruit Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 428kcal

Ingredients

THE FRUIT SALAD

  • 1 cup Hulled and sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup Peeled, chopped kiwi (2 kiwi)

THE CAKE & FRUIT SKEWERS

  • 4 Wedges angel food cake (3-inches wide)
  • 4 oz. Bittersweet chocolate, broken into 1 oz. pieces
  • 3 tbsp. Unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Ground cinnamon
  • 1 Banana, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Rings fresh pineapple, ¾-inch-thick, cut into quarters

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium.
  • Toss strawberries and kiwi for the salad in a bowl; set aside.
  • Prepare cake wedges as shown, right. Tuck a piece of chocolate inside each pocket, then brush the cut sides with butter; set aside.
  • Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl for the skewers. Coat banana chunks with lemon juice, then dredge them and the pineapple in cinnamon sugar. Alternately thread 2 pineapple pieces and 1 banana chunk on each of 4 skewers.
  • Oil the grill, then arrange fruit skewers on the grates with ends of the skewers extending over the edge; cover and cook 2–3 minutes. Turn skewers over and place cake sandwiches on grill; cover and grill 2–3 minutes, flipping the cake after 1 minute to melt the chocolate.
  • To serve, place a fruit skewer inside each cake pocket, press down lightly to hold fruit in place, then pull out the skewers. Top each sandwich with some of the fruit salad.

Notes

Per sandwich, Calories: 428

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories428
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 21g 33%
    • Saturated Fat 12g 60%
  • Cholesterol 23mg 8%
  • Sodium 216mg 9%
  • Total Carbohydrate 68g 23%
    • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
  • Protein 5g 10%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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