20 Rhubarb Recipes We Love
Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam
This irresistible jam makes a sensational topping for vanilla ice cream, waffles or a simple breakfast parfait of Greek yogurt, granola and honey.
Orange-Laced Blueberry-Rhubarb Cobbler with Almond Biscuits
Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, tops a juicy base with so-tender drop biscuits tasting of almonds—from almond flour! (Purchase it online or at large supermarkets.)
Serve this sweet-tart sauce alongside cheese and bread as an appetizer, or try it with grilled chicken, pork chops or fish.
Cooks in the Midwest's Red River Valley learned early to take advantage of rhubarb. The celerylike ingredient grows well in a region where strawberries seldom thrive. This recipe comes from RBJ's Restaurant in Crookston, Minnesota.
"My family loved this recipe," says one of our website reviewers. "I added 2 teaspoonfuls cinnamon to the flour, oat, brown sugar mixture before cutting in butter."
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Embellish this classic spring and summer dessert by making leaf cutouts from the pastry scraps. Then, brush the top crust with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar.
Similar to an apple brown betty or fruit crisp, this rustic dessert has a cinnamon topping that blends graham cracker crumbs and pecans with sugar, butter and bread crumbs.
When shopping for fresh rhubarb, avoid limp or thick stalks, which tend to be tougher. You can also use frozen rhubarb to create this dessert.
Wisconsin Rhubarb Cheesecake
This creamy dessert from Jayne Vosters of Appleton, Wisconsin, was a winner at the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute.
Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars
Bake rhubarb-oat filling to a bubbly, golden brown, then drizzle with Ginger Icing and sprinkle with chopped crystallized ginger for a zesty topping.
Rosy Rhubarb Sauce
This tangy, full-flavored sauce can be served over ice cream, as pictured, or used as a base for Rhubarb Ice Cream (recipe below) or Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie (next slide).
Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie
This light and airy pie recipe was a prizewinner at the Aledo, Illinois, Rhubarb Festival.
Honey Rhubarb Muffins
Serve these sugar-topped muffins with Whipped Honey Butter (directions for honey butter follow the recipe instructions). Either frozen or fresh rhubarb works well for the muffins.
Berry-Rhubarb Summer Pudding
Mix fresh berries and rhubarb with egg bread for an old-fashioned make-ahead dessert.
This sweet-tart, bright red dessert was featured in the Aledo, Illinois, Rhubarb Festival's Really Rhubarb cookbook.
Peoria Rhubarb Cream Pie
This pie has been a favorite with Midwest Living readers since it was first published in the April 1991 issue. The recipe comes from the Peoria, Illinois, relief sale, a Mennonite fund-raiser.