Rhubarb Gingersnap Parfaits
"I created this recipe to showcase one of my favorite garden plants - rhubarb," says Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. "My four children are grown, but I enjoy fixing this colorful dessert for my grandchildren."
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + cooling
- 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb (about 1 pound)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 tablespoons coarsely crushed gingersnaps
- In a large saucepan, bring rhubarb and sugar to a boil over medium
- heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until
- rhubarb is tender and mixture is reduced to 1-1/3 cups. Remove from
- the heat. Cool for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate.
- In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Beat
- in confectioners' sugar. Add sour cream and extract; beat until
- stiff peaks form.
- In four parfait glasses, place about 2 tablespoons rhubarb mixture
- and 1/4 cup cream mixture; repeat layers. Sprinkle with gingersnaps.
- Chill until serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 358 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.