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Rhubarb Gingersnap Parfaits Recipe

Rhubarb Gingersnap Parfaits Recipe

"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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 358 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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MssMoss User ID: 8789012 244711
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016

"I couldn't bear the thought of eating spoons full of sour cream so I added 4 oz of marscapone to 8 oz of heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and beat to stiff peaks. I also layered crumbs (bottom), rhubarb, whipped cream mixture and repeated. Pretty good but think it'd be better with graham cracker crumbs instead of gingersnaps. I made it for my dad since rhubarb is his favorite and he loved it! Thanks Diane!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 134683
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"Loved these. Great light dessert on a hot day."

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