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Pound Cake Fries with Raspberry Ketchup

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This year I decided to make a little April Fool’s Day treat. I figured it would be a nice spin to my normal posts.  Even though this meal is supposed to trick the eyes, don’t be fooled – it’s totally delicious 🙂

So in the honor of April Fool’s Day I bring you Pound Cake “Fries” with Raspberry “Ketchup”….enjoy!!!

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Pound Cake "Fries" with Raspberry "Ketchup"

Ingredients:

For Poundcake Fries:
1/4 loaf of pound cake, cut into 1/4-inch slices
PAM cooking spray
Cinnamon sugar mixture
1 cardboard French fry container (If using)

For Raspberry Ketchup:
One 12-ounce bag frozen raspberries, thawed, or 2 cups fresh raspberries
2 tablespoons confectionery (icing) sugar
1 empty ketchup squeeze bottle (If using)

Source: Food Network

Directions:

For Poundcake Fries:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Trim off a thin layer of the cake's brown exterior crust. Cut pound cake lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Turn slices on their side and cut into 1/4-inch strips. Trim to 4 to 5 inches in length (if this sounds confusing, just remember, you are creating French fry-shaped strips).

Arrange strips on cookie sheet, spray both sides with non-stick spray, and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until browned on top and bottom. Turn strips and bake for approximately 4 more minutes, or until remaining 2 sides are browned. When you pull hot "fries" out of the oven sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Let cool, then arrange in fry container.

For Raspberry Ketchup:
Place raspberries in a blender or food processor, and puree (add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water or lemon juice, if necessary, to facilitate blending). Add sugar, one teaspoon at a time, to taste, until tartness is gone. Place raspberry puree in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Use a rubber spatula to force the puree through the strainer. Discard the seeds and transfer the puree to the squeeze bottle. (I put mine in a small serving bowl) Serve alongside “fries.

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