Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze

This fun, fresh and festive recipe for Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze – made with heart-healthy Mazola Corn Oil – is the ultimate Fourth of July summer dessert that everyone will love!
Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze made with Mazola Corn Oil are the perfect Fourth of July Recipe! #partner

I’m so excited to share today’s recipe because it’s absolutely perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July. Actually, this Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze recipe would be absolutely perfect all summer long! These adorable skewers are festive and colorful (sans food coloring), and best of all made with fresh, vibrant fruit! Don’t you just love the natural beauty of fruit? Delightfully fresh, light and sweet, I guarantee this recipe won’t last long at any summer cookout, especially during your Independence Day celebrations.
Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze are the perfect colorful, fresh and festive Fourth of July recipe! #partner

This recipe was developed through a partnership with Mazola Corn Oil. I was excited when they approached me and asked if I’d like to create some fun summer recipes using super versatile and heart-healthy Mazola Corn Oil. I said yes because the oil is perfect for so many recipes since it has very little odor, a high smoke point and a mild flavor. I was quite happily surprised to learn that Mazola Corn Oil has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils - even more than olive oil – and is great source of healthy fatty acids. A new study also found corn oil can lower bad “LDL” cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil – a great bonus to cooking with corn oil! I think this makes it especially wonderful for everyday summer cooking and baking.

I love partnering with brands I truly enjoy to create more scrumptious recipes for you guys, so I hope you enjoy today’s recipe as much as I do! Be sure to check out Mazola on Facebook for new and heart-healthy recipes and special offers!

How are you celebrating The Fourth of July this year?

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze Recipe

Recipe Rundown:
Taste: Ultra fresh, fruity, floral, sweet and flavorful. The strawberries become almost caramelized on the grill.
Texture: I’m in love with the way the grill softens the strawberries and makes a bit of a toasty crust on the soft bites of pound cake. Match that with the luscious blueberry glaze and the light whipped cream and each bite is pure bliss.
Ease: Super easy! The most time-consuming part is actually assembling the skewers, which you can do ahead of time.
Pros: Perfectly light, fresh and colorful for celebrating the Fourth of July.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Yes!!

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Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For the skewers:

1 pound cake, thawed if frozen
32 strawberries (2 pounds), hulled
2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil
2 tablespoons honey

For the cream:

1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Zest of 1/2 lemon

For the glaze:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup blueberries, thawed if frozen

Directions:

For the skewers:

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-low heat.

Slice the pound cake into slices, then cut each slice into cubes. In a small bowl combine the corn oil and honey until well combined.

Thread cake cubes and strawberries through skewers until they’re all gone. If using wooden skewers, be sure to soak the skewers in water for at least 1 hour before using. Lightly brush the oil and honey mixture all over the skewers.

Grill the skewers for about 2 minutes per side, or until the cake is toasted and golden and the strawberries are slightly softened.

For the cream:

Beat the cream, sugar and zest in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Cover and chill until ready to use.

For the glaze:

In the pitcher of a blender, combine all of the glaze ingredients. Blend on high until everything is well combined and smooth. Drizzle over the skewers before serving alongside the cream.

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*This post is sponsored by Mazola. All opinions provided are my own.

   

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9 Responses to “Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Skewers with Blueberry Glaze”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — June 27, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I would have NEVER thought to grill cake, but I am totally obsessed with these idea! Food on a stick always tastes better for some reason. Pinned!

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    Chloe @ foodlikecake — June 27, 2014 at 5:17 am

    This sounds delicious!!

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    Tieghan Gerard — June 27, 2014 at 5:25 am

    These looks great! I love grilled desserts!

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    Ellen Parlee — June 27, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Great idea! Different than the usual desserts you’d see at a summertime BBQ. A great way to utilize the grill!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — June 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Grilled cake?!?! Amazing, I need to try this! Imagine they’re absolutely delicious with the strawberries too :)

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    Gaby — June 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I adore that blueberry glaze – so delicious!

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    Amanda - A Cookie Named Desire — July 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I imagine these tasting fantastic! Definitely a fun dessert to try during the summer. It’s so light and fruity which I love ! Pinning for later!

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    Kathy @ Olives & Garlic — July 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Genius idea!

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    dina — July 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

    fun summer dessert!

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