Baked rhubarb with raspberries

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Rhubarb, which tends to show up in late March to early April, is far more pleasant to eat when its shape is retained, and baking is the best way to ensure this. Here, the rhubarb is flavored with a deliciously sweet raspberry sauce that comes together quickly in the food processor. Using store-bought pound cake slices helps cut the preparation time for this recipe immensely. And feel free to add a little minced crystallized ginger to the rhubarb while it bakes, or add a sprinkle of rosewater (which is available in specialty food stores) after it's cooked for a delicious, luxurious touch.

Ingredients

fresh raspberries

6 oz

packed brown sugar

¾ cup(s)

water

¼ cup(s), boiling

uncooked rhubarb

1 pound(s), fresh, trimmed and cut into 1⁄2-inch-thick slices or frozen sliced rhubarb

vanilla extract

¼ tsp

table salt

tsp

fat-free pound cake

pound(s), (3⁄8-inch-thick) slices thawed frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Put the raspberries, brown sugar, and water in a food processor; pulse just until the berries break up. Pour the mixture through a sieve set over a medium bowl, pressing hard on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard the solids. Stir in the rhubarb, vanilla, and salt.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a 7 x 11-inch baking dish. Bake until the rhubarb is tender, about 30 minutes, stirring very gently halfway through the baking. Place the baking dish on a rack and cool 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, toast the pound cake until golden brown. Place 1 slice of cake on each of 6 plates and top evenly with the rhubarb. Serve at once. Yields 1 slice cake and 2⁄3 cup rhubarb per serving.

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