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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream Sundaes

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 12
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A quick stovetop simmer of this fruity sauce makes a perfectly rosy topping for ice cream and sponge cake.

Brooke McLay Recipe by Brooke McLay
July 10, 2012

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter
3
cups cut-up (3-inch pieces) fresh rhubarb
3
cups frozen strawberries
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Juice and grated peel of 2 lemons
1
cup turbinado sugar (raw sugar) or sparkling sugar
1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/2
gallon (8 cups) ice cream

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add rhubarb; cook about 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in strawberries, granulated sugar, almond extract, vanilla and lemon juice. Cook about 7 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken slightly. Remove pieces of rhubarb; discard. Pour remaining portion into blender. Cover; blend with on-and-off pulses until smooth. Set sauce aside.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine grated lemon peel and turbinado sugar. Sprinkle on clean, large wooden cutting board.
  • 4 Remove cookie dough from wrapper. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a large round. Press dough rounds in lemon-sugar to coat one side. Place 2 dough rounds sugared side up on 1 cookie sheet; place third dough round sugared side up on second cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until dough is set in center. Cool rounds slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • 6 Using pizza cutter, cut each round into 6 to 8 wedges. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 7 Scoop ice cream evenly into 12 dessert bowls. Top each with strawberry-rhubarb sauce. Add 2 lemon-sugar cookie wedges to each serving.

Expert Tips

Use sharp kitchen scissors, rather than knives, to make quick work of cutting the rhubarb into pieces.

Make the ice cream sauce and cookies in advance then reheat in the microwave for a no-fuss dessert.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
372.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.7g
16%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Cholesterol
41.3mg
14%
Sodium
73.0mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
67.4g
22%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
62.4g
Protein
3.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
31.60%
32%
Calcium
14.60%
15%
Iron
2.50%
2%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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