This ever-growing list of rhubarb recipes contains everything from rhubarb cake to rhubarb wine! Save this post and refer to it when rhubarb season is in full swing as I’ll keep adding more recipes!
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you already know how much I adore rhubarb.
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As a little girl in Scotland, we had rhubarb growing in the back garden, and it spoiled me for life. I still like to eat the raw stalks, poking the ends into sugar before taking a bite (if you’re Scottish, you understand). Now I suffer from rhubarb withdrawal when I can’t find it here in LA! (Find the rhubarb muffin recipe below.)
Luckily, I have friends who are constantly on the lookout for rhubarb for me. I have tried growing rhubarb here in LA, but it’s simply not the right climate. Look at the sad state of the rhubarb in my garden from years ago.
Unlike me, many of you may be asking the following question (and some other FAQs).
What Can I do With a Lot of Rhubarb?
There are many recipes, which will follow below, to use a lot of rhubarb, but one of my most popular recipes is my simple rhubarb jam. It’s unadulterated by any other fruits or flavors, so it’s definitely a good choice if you’re a rhubarb lover like me. And it uses a LOT of rhubarb!
Do You Have to Peel Rhubarb Before You Cook it?
No, you do not need to peel rhubarb before cooking it, in fact, I recommend that you DO NOT PEEL RHUBARB. If the rhubarb is a beautiful pink color, you will essentially remove all the color from the dish you make. It will become a sullen green instead, and therefore unappealing, as you can see here when I made some compote with green colored rhubarb. It tastes the same, but I think you’ll agree that pink is better.
What is the Best Way to Prepare Rhubarb?
The best way to prepare rhubarb depends on what you like. If you like it as a compote to add to your breakfast, over ice cream and waffles, etc. then you would like it stewed with sugar/sweetener. If you like it to keep its shape, then bake or roast it. However, I would say that you should take a look at all the recipes listed below and then decide how you prefer to prepare it.
Is Rhubarb Better Raw or Cooked?
Most people would agree that cooked rhubarb is best, however, coming from Scotland, I grew up eating it raw, as well. Scottish mums give their kids a stalk or two with a “pokey hat” or little bag of sugar to dip it into. When you have really delicious, fresh rhubarb, this is simply the most vibrant flavor of rhubarb and I think it is sublime!
Let me know if there are any rhubarb recipes that I don’t have below that you’d like to have. I’ll see if I can post a recipe for you and add it here. In the meantime, enjoy this extensive collection of rhubarb recipes by many rhubarb lovers, including me! (Recipes listed without an author are mine.)
Rhubarb Recipes for Rhubarb Season
~Stewed Rhubarb Recipes~
One of the easiest ways to use rhubarb, and can be used in so many ways!
A great way to incorporate rhubarb into your breakfast (copycat of a Scottish yogurt I love)!
Review ~ “Well I just had to run out to the local gourmet Supermarket and was in luck. Not only did they have the Labne but they also carried the Rhubarb. Cooked it with some strawberries and lemon zest and tried it for dessert. It is out-of-this-world good!!! This will be a recipe I will be able to use a lot. Thank you again. Love the simplicity and healthy aspect as well as the fantastic taste. :-) Christine”
My Aunt Rosa always gets rave reviews for her rhubarb fool. Now you can, too!
5 Star Review ~ “This Rhubarb Fool is delicious. I think even if you aren’t a huge fan of rhubarb you will love this recipe. And so easy to make as a bonus! – Tara D.”
Rhubarb Hibiscus Compote by Mad About Macarons
If you have green rhubarb, this will naturally color your compote to a pretty pink, and it can be used in so many ways.
~Baked Rhubarb Recipes~
A simple way to cook rhubarb without any fuss. It also keeps the shape of the stalks, unlike stewing.
Rhubarb and Orange Fool by Farmersgirl Kitchen
Rhubarb and orange go so well together, and this fool is a refreshing and light dessert everyone will enjoy.
~Baking with Rhubarb~
Rhubarb Bakewell Tart by Farmersgirl Kitchen
A rhubarb twist on a classic Bakewell Tart!
Rhubarb and Blueberry Tarte Tatin by Fab Food 4 All
If you’ve tried Tarte Tatin (with apples), you’ll love this rhubarb version!
This cake not only has pieces of rhubarb throughout, but a swirl of stewed rhubarb as well as a crunchy streusel topping. It’s a really good cake!
5 Star Review – “Loved this cake. Made with poached quinces as THATS whats in season here. Declared best cake by friends who got a slice. -Patricia W.”
Rhubarb Cobbler ~ Recipe coming soon!
As easy as 1, 2, 3. You’ll love how easy this recipe is, and everyone will love the results! Custard is highly recommended.
5 Star Review – “Sensational! I strongly recommend serving it with Christine’s warm homemade custard – it makes for a gastronomical marriage. – Lucy”
Rhubarb Honey Cakes with Rose ~ by Tin & Thyme
These delicious rhubarb honey cakes known as nonnettes in France, are lightly flavoured with rose.
Rhubarb Millefeuille by Farmersgirl Kitchen
I have salivated over the pictures alone! This is a must make dessert.
The fluffiest, and tastiest muffin recipe you’ll ever find. I dare you to try them and tell me I’m wrong.
5 Star Review – “These muffins are so easy to make . The yoghurt makes them so light and fluffy it’s hard to stop at one ! I love rhubarb but i’ve also tried this recipe with frozen mixed berries for my hubbie who isn’t such a rhubarb fan and he loved them . Just about to go and make another batch ….Thanks Christina. -Carol”
Rhubarb Scones w/ Ginger & Vanilla She Paused 4Thought
Rhubarb Pudding and Custard by Fab Food 4 All
No words needed for this luscious dessert when served with custard!
Quick Rhubarb Cake by She Paused 4 Thought
Want a delicious cake but without any fuss? This is a quick and easy recipe to make.
A classic rhubarb pie recipe with step by step instructions for perfect results every time.
~Chilled or Frozen Rhubarb Recipes~
Classic Eton Mess uses strawberries, whereas, this recipe uses rhubarb instead. Delicious!
5 Star Review – “Delicious recipe, using baked rhubarb and whipped coconut cream due to a dairy allergy. -Kim R. “
Rhubarb Gelato by Food Nouveau
Delightful and delicious!
Rhubarb and Ginger Trifles by Farmersgirl Kitchen
A delightful treat for summer! Rhubarb granita is even better when topped with whipped cream!
If you love rhubarb crumble, you’re going to adore this ice cream!
5 Star Review – “Fabulous recipe! Makes a very creamy ice cream with a lovely sweet and tart taste and a wonderful texture due to the crunch of the crumble! Big hit with everyone, even non ice cream lovers! -Olga”
Rhubarb Panna Cotta by Food Nouveau
Rhubarb is featured in three ways in this delightfully creamy dessert.
Rhubarb Raspberry Compote by She Paused 4 Thought
Rhubarb and raspberry combines with ginger snaps and labneh for a fresh and fruity dessert.
Rhubarb Rose Sorbet by Mad About Macarons
Who can resist this sorbet for a summer treat?
~Preserved Rhubarb Recipes & Misc.~
Rhubarb Chips by Mad About Macarons
I’ve made these and they’re absolutely addictive, yet also perfect for adorning desserts (if you can save some)!
5 Star Review – “Loved this, worked really well but my teenage sons found them…i never got to try any!!! -Cheryl”
No other flavors added: pure rhubarb joy all year long.
5 Star Review – “I made this jam and it is phenomenal! I’m so happy I can enjoy my rhubarb all year long now. Not too sweet and set perfectly, thanks for the great recipe. Will make it again in future. -Jan”
Rhubarb Jelly by Practical Self Reliance
If you want to make jelly instead of jam, here’s your recipe.
Wonderful for cocktails!
~Alcoholic Rhubarb Recipes~
Rhubarb Wine by Practical Self Reliance
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