Rhubarb Recipes We Love
Pair the tart flavor of rhubarb with sweetness for delicious cobbler, pies, chutney, muffins -- even baked beans!
On The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), pie is king, and rhubarb reigns supreme. Orange peel and cinnamon flavor the soft rhubarb filling in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI food vendors that populate the route.
Rhubarb-Almond Danish Braid
Feeling ambitious? Make this "rough puff" pastry for a true from-scratch Danish pastry braid. Be sure to use fresh rhubarb instead of frozen for the filling.
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."
Fresh strawberries and rhubarb sweetened with strawberry preserves bubble under a topping of oats and honey.
Best-Ever Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Strawberry-rhubarb pie filling gets a touch of zesty ginger flavor, then goes into a slice-and-bake crust.
Peoria Rhubarb Cream Pie
Who needs strawberries? Rhubarb shines alone in this wonderfully old-fashioned streusel-topped pie.
Flourless Rhubarb-Almond Upside-Down Cake
Our naturally gluten-free cake swaps ground almonds for all the flour and wears a rosy blanket of tart rhubarb and chopped nuts.
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. Strawberry-Rhubarb Freezer Jam
Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie
This light and airy pie recipe was a prizewinner at the Aledo, Illinois, Rhubarb Festival.
Strawberries and rhubarb flavored with ginger make an appealing combo in this dessert. Drizzle just before serving with Ginger Icing, if you like.
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.
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.
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.
Rhubarb Baked Beans
No one at the barbecue or potluck will believe it when you confess the secret ingredient in these sweet-and-savory baked beans. In addition to rhubarb, powdered ginger and bacon add big-time flavor.
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.
Rosy Rhubarb Sauce
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.
Wisconsin Rhubarb Cheesecake
This creamy dessert from Jayne Vosters of Appleton, Wisconsin, was a winner at the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute.
This sweet-tart, bright red dessert was featured in the Aledo, Illinois, Rhubarb Festival's Really Rhubarb cookbook.