Berry Rhubarb Parfait

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Last week I shared my Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade recipe and today I’m continuing with the rhubarb theme. It strikes me that I assumed everyone knows the tartness of rhubarb. That was rather insensitive of me, not everyone grew up with rhubarb growing at the side of their home like I did.

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Back in the ’70s and ’80s of my youth my Mum kept a healthy supply of simple to grow veggies on hand. Along the side of our little house grew rhubarb, tomatoes, chives and more veggies which were resilient enough to withstand our grimy little hands poking and pinching at them.

When I think of the taste of rhubarb, I naturally pucker up! It has a super-strong tart flavour which is lovely when combined with a sweet ingredient in drinks, desserts and sauces.

Here in Ontario rhubarb is harvested in June and oh how we love to see those pink stalks appear at the local Farmers Markets!

This year I have the benefit of my Mum living with us and we are currently planning a little vegetable garden. Rhubarb is at the top of the list of veggies which we’re going to plant, I have too many memories of puckering up not to include them.

After making my Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade I had extra rhubarb stalks which meant more playing in the kitchen! Here is my Berry Rhubarb Parfait which I hope you’ll enjoy.

Berry Rhubarb Parfait

 Rhubarb Berry Parfait WM

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 stalks of rhubarb, peeled if needed and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream (recipe below)
  • Granola

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preparation: Berry Rhubarb Parfait Ingredients

Melt butter with honey and vanilla in a pan over medium heat.

Once melted, add in your chopped rhubarb and allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes.

Berry Rubarb Parfait Ingredients Simmering

Now add in the berries and simmer for 5 minutes so the berries become soft and release their juice. Once it reaches the desired texture, set aside to cool.

Berry Rhubarb Parfait Berries Simmering
As the mixture is simmering, you can make your whipped cream. Simply whisk a cup of whole cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until soft peaks form.

Berry Rhubarb Parfait Whipped Cream

Once the berry rhubarb mixture has fully cooled you can begin assembling your beautiful parfait. Choose a glass which will show off the striking colours and begin layering however you’d like. It doesn’t have to be neat and tidy, this parfait is meant to be destructured!

Rhubarb Strawberry parfait 5x5 WM

 

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Berry Rhubarb Parfait
A lovely parfait which combines the tart taste of rhubarb with strawberries and blackberries.
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 stalks of rhubarb, peeled if needed and sliced thinly
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream (recipe below)
  • Granola
  • 1 cup whole cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
  1. Melt butter with honey and vanilla in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Once melted, add in your chopped rhubarb and allow to simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Now add in the berries and simmer for 5 minutes so the berries become soft and release their juice. Once it reaches the desired texture, set aside to cool.
  4. As the mixture is simmering, you can make your whipped cream. Simply whisk a cup of whole cream and 2 teaspoons of vanilla until soft peaks form.
  5. Once the berry rhubarb mixture has fully cooled you can begin assembling your beautiful parfait. Choose a glass which will show off the striking colours and begin layering however you'd like. It doesn't have to be neat and tidy, this parfait is meant to be destructured!

Comments

  1. Holly Wert says

    my hubby grew up with rhubarb around his house too and he loves to eat it raw….eek! i can’t stand it that way

  2. Deb Dorrington says

    I just love rhubarb, always have so I know I’m going to love your recipe. Rhubarb has such a distinct taste and it goes with a lot of other fruit. I make a mean Rhubarb and Strawberry coffee cake that my mom gave me the recipe for a long time ago. It has become a family fave.

  3. md kennedy says

    Thank you for the inspiration! There was so much rhubarb in the farmers markets this last weekend and I so wanted to buy some but was at a loss of what I’d do with it (I’m not a pie person). Next weekend I shall!

  4. says

    Man, that looks mouth-watering. I love rhubarb but just have frozen in the house right now. No matter — you’ve inspired me. I’ll muck around with what I have and then when I get fresh, it will be that much better. I don’t grow rhubarb (yet), but have enough wild mint to top parfaits for the whole blogging world.

  5. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I love this parfait recipe. When I was a child I did not appreciate rhubarb. Now I am willing to experimant with it.

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