These rhubarb recipes are the best ways to use this seasonal fruit! Try crisp, cobbler, pie, muffins and more.
Got rhubarb? This sweet tart fruit is absolutely sublime when it’s in season! So once you can find those green and pink stalks at the store or farmer’s market, it’s time to dig in. Here are the best rhubarb recipes to try this season! From crisp and pie to muffins and French toast, there’s something for everyone. We’ve rounded up the best recipes from this website, along with some from our favorite recipe authors around the web. Let’s get started!
And now…20 great rhubarb recipes to try this season!
Here’s spring and summer’s best treat, if you can find a bunch of those magical pinkish-green stalks: Rhubarb Crisp! This homey dessert is absolute summer nostalgia: each bite is a burst of gooey, sweet tart candy topped with a golden oat crumble. Top it with melty vanilla ice cream, and there’s nothing better than scooping up heaping mouthfuls on a summer’s evening.
Nothing says summer like rhubarb pie! This recipe is our new family favorite: the filing is intensely pink and sweet tart, encased in a golden pastry crust and sprinkled with a buttery crumble topping. It’s like a rhubarb crisp and pie, all in one! Watching the sun set with a slice of this pie topped with melty vanilla ice cream will make all your summer dreams complete.
Got a load of rhubarb? If you’re not in the mood for pie or crisp, here’s a recipe that might be even better: rhubarb muffins! They’re light and fluffy, with a golden muffin top showered with crunchy streusel topping. Take a bite and they taste just like rhubarb crisp! The interior is flecked with just the right amount of sweet tart rhubarb.
What’s the most popular rhubarb recipe of them all? Three words: strawberry rhubarb pie. This iconic pie filling is famous for a reason: it’s just that good. Sweet tart stalks of pink rhubarb are the perfect foil for sweet summer berries. When you taste this thick, gooey filling, you’ll understand. Bake it up in a flaky pastry crust, and there’s really nothing better to finish a summer meal.
This irresistible Rhubarb Bread is light and fluffy, made with buttermilk to make an impossibly tender crumb. It’s flecked with just the right amount of sweet tart rhubarb, then sprinkled with a crunchy streusel topping. It’s totally dreamy, perfect for serving to guests or as a present for friends or neighbors.
Here's another nostalgic rhubarb recipe: easy Rhubarb Bars! It’s like rhubarb crisp, in handheld form. The hot pink jammy filling is intensely sweet tart, slathered over a brown sugar crust and topped with buttery crumbles. It’s a riff on my Grandma’s recipe, modified a bit to put our own spin on it.
This rhubarb jam is thick, tangy and sweet, made with maple syrup and brightened with a little orange juice. Chia jam is a fun way to make jam: naturally! Chia seeds are nutrient powerhouses, full of omega 3’s, and high in protein and fiber. They’re also fabulous as a natural thickening agent, and can be used for jams and smoothies.
Here's another classic rhubarb recipe: strawberry rhubarb crisp! The neon pink filling is intensely sweet tart, like a Jolly Rancher. Here’s our spin on my family recipe: a strawberry rhubarb crisp made with just enough sweetness and a crumbly cinnamon-scented oat topping. It’s cozy, homey, and sodarn good.
This strawberry margarita with mint lime ice is a little toast to spring and summer. Sweet strawberries go hand in hand with tart rhubarb, proving this classic flavor combination is not just for cobbler and crisp.
This rhubarb lemon fizz is a fun, festive, and refreshing summer cocktail made with just 4 simple ingredients: rhubarb simple syrup, vodka, lemon and soda water. It can also be made alcohol-free! via Vindulge
This strawberry rhubarb cobbler is a magical combination of fruity-sweet strawberries and sour-tart rhubarb, tied together with a buttery cake layer. Each bite is indescribably delicious! via Spend with Pennies
This stunning stunning and delicious Riesling Rhubarb Crisp Cake has a surprise element: an oat crumble interior! The beautiful light pink frosting contrasts the light and fluffy cake. via Grandbaby Cakes
What's more beautiful than a rhubarb upside down cake? Baked until golden, this cake is fluffy and moist with an fresh topping that has the perfect amount of sweetness and tartness. via Spend with Pennies
This coffee cake filled with the classic strawberry rhubarb combo and topped with a crispy crumb topping! It's a tasty rhubarb recipe that works as a dessert or afternoon snack. via Completely Delicious
Want a rhubarb recipe for breakfast? Try stuffed French toast! The custardy bread is stuffed with a sweet tart filling that makes the most decadent special breakfast or brunch. via Completely Delicious
A galette is a freeform tart, and it's perfect for showcasing rhubarb! Here the rhubarb is paired with an orange frangipane for the filling, which makes it taste like you bought it at a fancy bakery. via A Beautiful Plate
8 tablespoons cold salted butter (or coconut oil or vegan butter for vegan)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make the filling: Chop the rhubarb into ½ inch pieces. Mix it with the granulated sugar, cornstarch, orange zest and vanilla extract in a bowl, then pour the filling into a round 9-inch pie pan, 9 x 9 inch baking dish or 7 x 11 baking dish.
Make the topping: In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, and kosher salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and then use your hands to mix it into the oats until fully distributed and a crumbly dough forms. It may take a while so be patient; you can also use a fork or pastry cutter if you prefer. (If using coconut oil, it can be room temperature; use the same method to add it.) Pour the crumble on top and smooth it into an even layer with your fingers.
Bake: Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the top is evenly golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then serve warm. You can leave out your crisp on the counter for up to 1 day (covered, at night) so the crisp topping can stay crisp. After 1 day, refrigerate any leftovers. This crumble also freezes well for several months in a sealed container; reheat it in a 350 degree oven until bubbly and the topping is crisp.
*For a strawberry rhubarb crisp, simply use 1 pound (3 cups sliced) strawberries with 1 pound (3 cups chopped) rhubarb.