Rhubarb fool

    2 hours 25 min

    Rhubarb is cooked until tender, then chilled and layered with sweetened whipped cream to make a summertime favourite!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1kg rhubarb
    • 80ml orange juice
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 475ml cold whipping cream
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. Trim the ends from the rhubarb and cut into 15cm lengths. Soak in a large bowl full of cold water for 20 minutes. Drain and pat dry, then cut crossways into 1cm slices.
    2. In a saucepan, stir together the orange juice, 200g of sugar and salt. Bring to the boil and add the rhubarb. Return to the 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 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 4 tablespoons 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.

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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.  -  29 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Easy and tasty, but doesn't really set up on its own--it could just as easily be rhubarb topped with whipped cream.  -  17 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 but it still had a moderately chunky texture. I layered it with whipped cream in champagne glasses, finishing with a huge dollop of whipped cream. I would've liked it a little more if I had made a "crumble" base and put that as the first layer in the glass, just to give it a little different texture and taste. All in all I would make this again!  -  01 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)