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Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

Posted by on June 1, 2012

I’m pretty sure my favorite pie of all-time is strawberry rhubarb, but it’s hard to choose. Sometimes though, I just don’t want to go to the trouble of making dough and rolling it out. This was one of those days. And then I remembered a blackberry fool recipe I saw somewhere and thought I would create something similar.

A fool is a British dessert that consists of a fruity, jam-like mixture folded into whipped cream. It’s light and rich at the same time, and the leftover strawberry rhubarb mixture was just fantastic on some vanilla ice cream the next day.

Strawberry Fool

4 rhubarb stalks, chopped into 1″ pieces

1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup water

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup sugar

1 pinch salt

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

Combine the strawberries, rhubarb, water, sugar, lemon, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook together for 15 minutes, until the fruit has softened and broken down. It should look like jam. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours.

Beat the cream with the powdered sugar until stiff peaks have formed. Layer alternating with the fruit mixture into glasses or fold together gently before spooning into glasses.

6 Responses to Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

  1. Julia Fairchild

    This looks so pretty and light!

  2. Vanesther

    I do love a good fool and I love the sound of rhubarb with strawberries so I’ve just got to give your recipe a go!

  3. Rock Salt

    Lovely idea, a great summery dessert!

  4. pinkpolkadotfood

    Fresh and summery! I am missing summer.

  5. Sophie33

    A lovely & tasty rhubarb fool: Yummy Yummy! :)

  6. Oh My Veggies (@ohmyveggies)

    My husband is obsessed with rhubarb, but not only have I never cooked/baked with it, I’ve never even tried it! This looks like such a delicious summer dessert though. :)