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Rhubarb Fool

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Rhubarb is cooked until tender, then chilled and layered with sweetened whipped cream to make a summertime, backyard BBQ favorite! "
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Ingredients

2 h 25 m servings 346 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Trim the ends from the rhubarb and cut into 6 inch lengths. Soak in a large bowl full of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain and pat dry, then cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. In a saucepan, stir together the orange juice, 1 cup of sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and add the rhubarb. Return to a boil, then set heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring only 2 or 3 times, until rhubarb is tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Stirring too much will cause the rhubarb to break down. Transfer the rhubarb mixture to a glass or ceramic bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.
  3. Whip the heavy cream with the remaining sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer until it can stand in a soft peak.
  4. To assemble the fools, spoon 1/4 cup of the rhubarb mixture into each of 8 small glasses. Cover with the same amount of whipped cream. Repeat layers until you reach the top of the glasses. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours before serving.

Footnotes

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  • To serve in a bowl, double the recipe and serve in a 12 cup glass bowl.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 346 calories; 22.3 g fat; 36.7 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g protein; 82 mg cholesterol; 28 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Add a little corn starch to mixture right before it is finished then it will set up nicer. Try a pineapple/papaya juice instead of orange juice. A really good recipe for rhubarb.

Most helpful critical review

not good at all. never going to make it again :(

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Add a little corn starch to mixture right before it is finished then it will set up nicer. Try a pineapple/papaya juice instead of orange juice. A really good recipe for rhubarb.

Easy and tasty, but doesn't really set up on its own--it could just as easily be rhubarb topped with whipped cream.

I made this for an end-of-summer barbeque as the rhubarb was getting a little "long in the tooth". I thought the flavour of the rhubarb was spot-on. I might've over mixed the mixture a little ...

Judging from Corey's reaction alone (he ate three servings), this dessert is a hit. A good old-fashioned combination of that fleeting jewel of a fruit and sweetened whipped cream. I cooked the r...

not good at all. never going to make it again :(

This is a keeper