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Rhubarb Recipes

Rhubarb yields an ample harvest. Put this plant to good use with these appetizing rhubarb recipes, including rhubarb cake, pie, jam, crumble, custard and more.

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This recipe gets compliments galore! I've given it to new neighbors or anyone who needed a pick-me-up. They all love it! —Jean Ross, Oil City, Pennsylvania
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Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Apple-Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb is such a jewel that I freeze it to have all year. Here’s how my mother used rhubarb – in an apple bread spiced with cinnamon. —Linda Tom, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Layered Rhubarb Crisp

Layered Rhubarb Crisp

Layered Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb and layers of spiced, crumb topping make this delightful dessert perfect for spring. “Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,” advises Rosie Spieth of Albion, Indiana.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry-Rhubarb  Pie

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

From Litchfield, Connecticut, Helen Ward O'Key writes, "I cook the old-fashioned way, using locally grown berries and garden rhubarb for this favorite."
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Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb Pear Gelatin

Rhubarb season is almost here...and this is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat it. I tried this mixture of ingredients on my own, and my family of 12 couldn’t get enough. —Linda Strubhar, Cataldo, Idaho

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins

It's rhubarb time! Evelyn Winchester of Hilton, New York has a sweet way to put this spring crop to use—her moist muffin recipe. "I had several rhubarb plants on our farm in Iowa," Evelyn explains. "Even though I moved east to be closer to my children and grandchildren, I still make these muffins. I even won a ribbon with them at the 4-H bake sale here."

Rhubarb Jelly

Rhubarb Jelly

Rhubarb Jelly

To be honest, I don't especially like cooking. My husband, however, loves it! Now that he's retired, Bob's taken up making jelly. I help him with the pouring and skimming for this one—my own personal favorite. It's nice as both a breakfast spread and a topping for pork or other meat. Bob and I have two grown daughters an also a grandson.

Spring Rhubarb Salad

Spring Rhubarb Salad

Spring Rhubarb Salad

In our part of Iowa, we know spring is coming when we see the first rhubarb peeking out of the ground. We enjoy it so much that it's hard to wait for the stalks to grow large enough to be picked! I've collected lots of recipes for rhubarb, but this is one of my family's favorites.

Rhubarb Cooler

Rhubarb Cooler

Rhubarb Cooler

"I've shared this recipe with many people who tell me it's one of the best beverages they've ever had," affirms Hazel McMullin of Amherst, Nova Scotia. "It's an attractive and fizzy refresher."

Caramel Rhubarb Cobbler

Caramel Rhubarb Cobbler

Caramel Rhubarb Cobbler

I came up with this recipe after hearing a friend fondly recall his grandmother's rhubarb dumplings. My son especially likes rhubarb, and this old-fashioned dessert lets those special stalks star. -Beverly Shebs, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

I'm a 14 year-old with Celiac Disease. It's hard to find desserts I can eat, so I created this healthy and gluten-free recipe. Splenda adds sweetness without calories in this great, low-calorie dessert anyone can enjoy! —Mikhala Stutzman, Granger, Iowa

Pork Skillet

Pork Skillet

Pork Skillet

This pork casserole is a perfect mix of sweet and tart, and is quite an unusual use of rhubarb. I enjoy rhubarb but I'm not a dessert person, so I like to use it for more than pies and cobblers. —Jeanie Castor, Decatur, Illinois

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Every spring when her rhubarb was ready, my mother-in-law chopped it up for this moist cake. If your rhubarb is too tart for the sauce, just add in some strawberries. —Rena McCalment, Sharpsville, Indiana

Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

My grandma Dot used to make rhubarb compote and always had some in the freezer when I came to visit. This breakfast is a tribute to her. No two stalks of rhubarb are exactly alike, so make sure to taste your compote before you chill it. It should be tart, but sometimes needs a little extra sugar. —Michael Hoffman, Brooklyn, New York

Rhubarb Corn Bread Stuffing

Rhubarb Corn Bread Stuffing

Rhubarb Corn Bread Stuffing

This distinctive stuffing is awesome alongside ham, chicken or turkey. I've been a rhubarb fan since I was a girl, so when a friend suggested this recipe, I had to try it. Now when I serve this side dish, my guests are usually curious about my special ingredient...and they love it! -Kathy Petrullo, Long Island City, New York

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Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

Coconut-Pineapple Rhubarb Bars

I make this crunchy, buttery dessert bar with homegrown rhubarb. For an added attraction, serve it warm with frozen yogurt or ice cream. —Raymonde Bourgeois, Swastika, Ontario

Rhubarb & Strawberry Coffee Cake

Rhubarb & Strawberry Coffee Cake

Rhubarb & Strawberry Coffee Cake

Vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and strawberry rhubarb sauce makes a grand finale for a Mother’s Day brunch. That’s how we honor moms and their moms. —Danielle Ulam, Hookstown, Pennsylvania
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