You’re either a rhubarb person or you’re not. We rhubarb people know we are special―as special and unique as the slender stalks of the pinkish-reddish pie plant.
If you have a rhubarb plant, you know it’s darn near impossible to keep up with its seasonal output. These 15 recipes will help you out so you can relish rhubarb for months and months.
For most any rhubarb aficionado, the big debate is whether strawberry-rhubarb pie is better, or if straight-up rhubarb is the way to go. A lattice crust, a delicately spiced filling, and a crunchy sprinkle of coarse sugar make this totally rhubarb pie a total winner.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Bake this crisp right in the skillet you simmer the filling in. It’s a homey, streamlined dessert bound to charm…especially when you serve it with a scoop of melty ice cream on top.
Rhubarb Meringue Pie
Why should lemon meringue get all the glory when tart rhubarb can match it for pucker power? Orange zest and ground ginger add a little flair to the filling.
Rhubarb Skillet Cake
Grounds almonds add flavor and structure to the batter for this easy cake. It all comes together in a food processor. If you don’t have an 10-inch oven-proof skillet, use a 9- or 10-inch round cake pan that is at least two inches deep for baking.
A fool is a dead-easy dessert that’s a friend to those for whom baking is a foe. Quickly cook rhubarb with orange zest and add an optional splash of rose water. Fold it together with sweetened whipped cream and serve as a simply but memorable finale to a summer meal.
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Fruit custard pies are an old-fashioned dessert that deserves more air time. Eggs, cream, and spices make a rich custard base to stud with diced rhubarb.
Rhubarb Rosemary Spritzer
People! You may not guess it, but this is the very best rhubarb recipe on our site. I make it ever summer to drink when I want to feel refreshed and slightly fancy. The rosemary adds just enough of an edge to make it interesting. Make the base and mix in mocktails or cocktails as needed.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Bars
Here’s the thing to pack and bring if you are not a maker of pies. These are shareable and boast a luscious jammy filling with a buttery crumble topping.
So rosy! This is a frozen dessert that won’t be forgotten. Strain cooked rhubarb and churn for an icy treat. It also makes excellent popsicles.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Here it is! We knew you were going to ask. If people in America have ever had rhubarb in their lives, it’s most likely this beloved pie was the vehicle. Strawberries dovetail seasonally in late spring with the first stalks of rhubarb. How perfect is that?
A crumble is a crisp with what may or may not be a cuter name. I’ll take either, please.
Strawberry Rhubarb Terrine
I know what you’re thinking, and no, this is not a Jell-O dessert or salad. But it’s the same idea, only less cloyingly sweet and with real fruit. Gently poach the rhubarb and fruit before adding it to the mold.
Rhubarb Berry Pie
Isn’t is lovely how nicely rhubarb plays with so many fruits? You can mix it with stone fruit, apples, pears, or, in this case, summer berries.
Rhubarb Ginger Galette
You can call a galette a sloppy free-from pie. I’ll call it a wonderous invention.
This cobbler is a bit like a saucy shortcake baked in a dish. Pure summery comfort.