Easy, fresh, elegant and fun!
Watermelon plays an unexpected role in a seemingly decadent dessert that is actually mostly fresh fruit.
- 8 1 inch thick watermelon slices
- 4 slices 1 inch thick pound cake
- 4 slices 1 inch thick peeled kiwifruit
- 1 serving Quick Caramel Sauce (see below)
- dash dark and white chocolate shavings for garnish
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
Cut four 4-inch x 4-inch and four 2-inch x 2-inch squares of watermelon. Cut four 3-inch x 3-inch square slices of pound cake. Cut four 1-inch x 1-inch squares of kiwifruit. On each of four dessert plates, place 1 slice of the largest watermelon squares. Then, on each square place a slice of pound cake, and then place a smaller watermelon square. Top each with a slice of the kiwifruit. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce over the pyramids and then garnish with the chocolate shavings. Serve immediately.
To make Quick Caramel Sauce
In a 1- or 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, and then stir in the vanilla and cream. Bring to a simmer and adjust the heat to maintain a slow simmer. Simmer 5 minutes and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.