Chef Jamie’s Ridiculously Good Rhubarb Fool

June 11, 2012

Chef Jamie’s Ridiculously Good Rhubarb Fool

Chef Jamie, who created this fabulous original recipe, says: “This vintage recipe is a taste of summer in pudding form. Just four ingredients make this super-simple dessert my go-to “sweet ending” after a backyard BBQ. Happy Summer!”

Chef’s Note: Use any leftover Rhubarb Syrup as an addition to a glass of champagne for a fabulous, blush sparkling cocktail!

This recipe makes 4 servings.

2 pounds fresh rhubarb, trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Italian Amoretti cookies

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Mix the rhubarb, sugar and vanilla paste together in an ovenproof dish. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes or until the rhubarb is soft and caramelized.

Drain the rhubarb in a colander, reserving the juice.
Pour the juice into a saucepan and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
Simmer the liquid for 10 minutes or until it is Rhubarb Syrup and reduced by half. Remove from the heat, cool, then refrigerate.

Puree the drained rhubarb in the food processor until smooth, then transfer to a bowl and leave on the counter to cool to room temperature.

Whip the cream until thick but not stiff.
Fold the rhubarb puree into the whipped cream, leaving streaks of cream and rhubarb. Do not over mix.
Spoon the mixture into dessert glasses and chill the Fools until ready to serve.

To serve, pour a drizzle of the Rhubarb Syrup over each fool and top with a crumbling of Amoretti Cookies.


Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.

For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide. Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC.

She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2012