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Bluebarb Pie Ice Cream Sundaes

Serves 4

Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins

No need to haul out the ice cream maker or pie plate for this ode to summer pies. Store-bought vanilla ice cream swirled with sweet-tart rhubarb compote, plus shortbread "crust" crumbles, gives new meaning to pie à la mode. Use other berries if you like.

su-Bluebarb Pie Ice Cream Sundaes

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
 4 stalks (1 lb.) rhubarb, trimmed and thinly sliced
 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
 4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
 10 tablespoon sugar, divided
 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour
 2 cups (12 oz.) blueberries
 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Step 1

Cook rhubarb with brown sugar in a medium frying pan over medium-low heat until it looks like jam, 20 minutes. Put in a bowl and chill. Stir in ice cream and freeze until firm, 3 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix 1 tbsp. sugar and the cinnamon in a bowl. Beat butter, 5 tbsp. sugar, the vanilla, and salt in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour and mix on low until large clumps form.

Step 3

Gather dough into a ball and roll into a 1/4-in.-thick round. Transfer to baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and freeze until firm, 10 minutes. Bake until edges are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool, then break into large shards.

Step 4

Put berries, cornstarch, lemon juice, and remaining sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly, 5 minutes.

Step 5

Divide berry compote among 4 bowls. Scoop ice cream into each bowl and add crust shards.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Serves 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 858Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g59%

Saturated Fat 24g120%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 167mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 121g41%

Dietary Fiber 5.6g23%
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.