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Cran-Fruit Sauce over Pound Cake a la Mode

Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon apples
  • 1 tablespoon bosc pear
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 cup whole berry cranberry or cran-orange sauce
  • 4 slice pound cake
  • 1 pint french vanilla ice cream


Baking Directions:

Place a small sauce pan over moderate heat and add butter.

Work close to the stove and add apples and pear to the pot as you chop them.

Sprinkle the fruit with brown sugar, a teaspoon of lemon juice and nutmeg.

Add cider and raise heat a little.

Allow liquid to come to a boil and  add cranberry or cran-orange sauce to the pot.

When sauce returns to a bubble, turn heat back to moderate and cook sauce 5 minutes until apple and pear are softened but sauce remains fairly chunky in consistency.

Spoon warm fruit sauce over pound cake slices and top with scoops of vanilla ice cream.


Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 5 minutes