Rhubarb is a perennial that I associate with summer, the season when I often harvest it fresh from the garden. In this post, I’ve rounded up my favorite rhubarb recipes to delight and inspire.
On its own, rhubarb reminds me of sour celery. However, when you cut it up, add sugar, and cook it, you get a tangy wonderfulness that’s truly impossible to describe. In this collection of rhubarb recipes, you’ll find a variety of pies and cakes, a syrup, and even a libation. There’s something for everyone!
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My Favorite Rhubarb Recipes:
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie – This classic rhubarb recipe has long been a celebration staple in my family. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, a major holiday, or another event that brings us together, you’ll probably see this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie on our table. No matter the time of year, we relish these quintessential flavors of summer.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie – Since rhubarb is among my favorite things to bake with, I have multiple strawberry rhubarb pie recipes. What’s special about this version is the crumble topping that’s made with butter, flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon. The texture and taste of the crumble contrast wonderfully with the strawberry rhubarb filling.
Strawberry Rhubarb Mason Jar Cobbler – I love me some cobbler, especially when it’s served in a mason jar and topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. This rhubarb recipe is easy to make and a fun alternative to pie. The single-serving size also makes it ideal for stashing in lunchboxes or gifting to fortunate friends.
Blackberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake – There’s something about pairing rhubarb with sweet berries. For this coffee cake, I use blackberries. It’s one of those rhubarb treats that works for a brunch, a dessert, a snack – well, to be honest, almost anytime!
More Delicious Rhubarb Recipes:
Strawberry Rhubarb Cake – With fresh flowers on top, this naked cake is a showstopper. It also has incredibly rich flavor thanks to buttercream frosting and strawberry rhubarb syrup-soaked layers. But be warned: Waiting to cut this cake will test your willpower!
Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita – Welcome the weekend in style with this cocktail! Made with strawberry-berry rhubarb syrup, tequila, triple sec, and citrus juices, it’s an imaginative take on a margarita. My favorite way to serve it is over ice in a salt-rimmed glass garnished with a sprig of mint. Beautiful and delicious.
Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup – This is the syrup I’ve used in a couple of these rhubarb recipes. You can make it by simply cooking strawberries and rhubarb with sugar and water. After you strain out the pulp, what remains is pure gold. That’s no exaggeration. You’ll be looking for ways to use it.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of rhubarb recipes. Have fun tweaking them and creating your own versions this summer or any time of the year.