Rhubarb Fool

60 mins (prep 35)
5 ingredients
6 servings
The very first recipe I tested for Gourmet magazine was a rhubarb fool. It was a rather complicated affair that required a sugar syrup—of which you used only half—gelatin, whipped cream, and a whipped egg white. Fools don't need to be so involved; they're an old British dessert that basically consists of a fruit puree folded into whipped cream. The recipe below will show you just how delicious four simple ingredients simply united can be. Ready for more rhubarb? Get my tips for how to pick the perfect stalk and learn how this vegetable gets its ruby red color, all on the Gourmet Live blog. Then tune in to the 04.20.11 issue of Gourmet Live to read about my first adventures with rhubarb. Download the Gourmet Live iPad app for free!

Categories:  quick-&-easy , british , party , spring ,
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Serving Size (161.01 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 178.76 Calories from Fat 2.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.23g 2.12%
Saturated Fat 0.06g 1.82%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 9.14mg 2.28%
Total Carbohydrate 45.15g 90.3%
Dietary Fiber 2.04 g 49.08%
Sugars 41.09 g %
Protein 1.02g 12.27%
Vitamin A 115.67IU% Vitamin C 9.07mg%
Calcium 98.17mg% Iron 0.27mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chilled heavy cream