The BEST Rhubarb Cobbler


Tart rhubarb pairs perfectly with a decadent cake-like topping in this delicious and easy-to-make Rhubarb Cobbler. Serve warm with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert treat.

rhubarb cobbler in dishes.


Normally I don’t like to call things “the best,” but in this case, it couldn’t be any more appropriate. My mom was visiting a couple of weeks ago and we made twenty new recipes. (Crazy, right? Join the IBC mailing list HERE so you don’t miss any.) This rhubarb cobbler was a favorite for both of us. We couldn’t stop eating it.

rhubarb cobbler in dish.


In fact, I loved it so much that I’m going to be making a blackberry cobbler using the same cobbler topping recipe. I’ll share that with you soon. I love blackberries so I know it’s going to be a winner.
And speaking of rhubarb, if you love it as much as I do, I have a post with all of my favorite rhubarb recipes HERE. There are so many delicious recipes!

rhubarb cobbler in dishes.


Anyway, back to this cobbler. You might be wondering …

What Makes This the BEST Cobbler?

ONE. The combination of tart rhubarb and the sweet cobbler topping is beyond magical. Tart and sweet is an exceptional combination when it comes to desserts. The level of tartness from the rhubarb is perfect. As you probably know, I typically love strawberries with my rhubarb, but not in this case.

TWO. I’ve had lots of cobblers in my life and this particular topping is my new favorite. It’s light, soft, sweet, and has a delicate crust on top. It’s perfection.

Have I convinced you to give this rhubarb cobbler a try? I sure hope so! Let me walk you through the recipe.

More Cobblers, Crumbles, and Crisps:

rhubarb cobbler in dish.
rhubarb cobbler in dishes.

How To Make:

You can find a detailed ingredients list and instructions in the printable recipe card below.

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9″ deep-dish pie dish with baking spray. (Find the pie dish I used HERE.)
  3. Add the rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice to a bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine.

rhubarb in pie dish.
  1. Add the rhubarb to the prepared pie dish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In a large bowl add the butter and sugar. Cream together until fluffy and pale.
  4. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  5. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.

homemade cobbler topping.
  1. Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping onto the rhubarb.

rhubarb cobbler before baking.
  1. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  2. Serve with freshly whipped cream or ice cream.

rhubarb cobbler in dish.
rhubarb cobble in glass dish.

Recipe Notes:

Be sure to use a deep-dish pie dish. Cobblers bubble, so you want to make sure there’s room for expansion. If you don’t have a deep-dish pie dish, an 11×7 pan will work perfectly. I also recommend adding a sheet pan or piece of aluminum foil to the rack below this cobbler just in case anything bubbles over.

HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM: Not sure how to make whipped cream at home? I can help. You can find my homemade whipped cream recipe HERE. It’s so easy!

And that’s it, you’re ready to dive into this amazing rhubarb cobbler.

rhubarb cobbler in dishes.
rhubarb cobbler in pie dish.


As you can see I served mine with homemade whipped cream, but vanilla ice cream would be just as delicious. If you’re serving this for a dinner and want it to feel a bit elevated, I recommend serving it in some footed glassware and garnishing it with fresh mint as I did here. It really makes this dessert feel special and important. (I will let you in on a little behind-the-scenes secret: My mom and I liked this cobbler so much that we just ate it straight out of the pie dish. Ha!)

Styling Sources:

I often get asked about serving dishes, napkins, etc. Here are some of the things used in this post.

(I’m sorry but the footed glass bowls I used here are no longer sold.)

That’s a Wrap:

I certainly hope you’ll give this recipe a try, especially if you haven’t had rhubarb before. This is a great introduction to it and a perfect way to experience its unique and delicious flavor.

Enjoy and happy baking!

rhubarb cobble in glass dish.

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rhubarb cobble in glass dish.

The BEST Rhubarb Cobbler

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cobbler, dessert, rhubarb, rhubarb cobbler, summer
Servings: 6 people
Prep Time 34 mins
40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 14 mins
Tart rhubarb pairs perfectly with a decadent cake-like topping in this delicious and easy-to-make Rhubarb Cobbler. Serve warm with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert treat.

Ingredients

Filling:
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb - (1-inch pieces)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
Cobbler:

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9″ deep-dish pie dish with baking spray. (An 11×7 baking dish will work here too.)
  • Add the rhubarb to a bowl. Add the sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Add the rhubarb to the prepared pie dish. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • In a large bowl add the butter and sugar. Cream together using a hand mixer until fluffy and pale. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping onto the rhubarb.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving with freshly whipped cream or ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 218mgPotassium: 214mgFiber: 2gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 455IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 1mg
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  • Donna at

    I’m a BIG fan of rhubarb. I’ve tried a lot of recipes using it. This might be my new favorite. SO GOOD!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww. That warms my heart to read. So glad you enjoyed it, Donna!

      xo Michael

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