It’s finally spring again and for many people, one of the first edible plants that begins to grow again is rhubarb. Rhubarb grows best in locations where the ground freezes in the winter. So, if you live too far south, you may not be familiar with this plant. While you may not be able to grow your own, I have been told that it is available in the specialty area of some grocery stores fairly regularly.
If you are lucky enough to have rhubarb in your garden, there are many different types of desserts that you can make. And, while we often use our rhubarb fresh, it can also be turned into jam and it can be frozen. So, if you find yourself with far too much rhubarb, simply chop it up into one-inch chunks and place it in a freezer bag until you need it again.
Here are our top ideas for rhubarb!
Rhubarb Pie – Because rhubarb is so tart, it is most often used in recipes with another type of fruit. Strawberry rhubarb and apple rhubarb are both very common combinations. But, an old fashioned rhubarb pie recipe is made with just rhubarb. Check out this Rhubarb Pie Recipe to make your own.
Rhubarb Ice Cream – Have you ever made homemade ice cream before? If not, you’re in for a treat. You can make homemade ice cream in just about any flavor you can think of including rhubarb. This Rhubarb Ice Cream has oats added for a nice crunch. Get the Rhubarb Crumble Recipe and try it yourself.
Rhubarb Dump Cake – Dump cakes are all the rage because they are so easy to make. You simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir. Check out this Rhubarb Dump Cake recipe and make it the next time you’re looking for an easy dessert for the family.
Rhubarb Crumble – Crumbles are fruit desserts topped with a crumb topping. You can make a crumble from almost any recipe including blueberry, strawberry, and apple. This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble recipe is a delicious combination of strawberries and rhubarb. It’s perfect for summertime after you go strawberry picking.
Rhubarb Tart – If you want a dessert that will wow your guests, why not make a tart? This Rhubarb Tart recipe is stunning and it has a sweet almond filling on top of a buttery shortbread crust. Get the Rhubarb Tart recipe here and make it the next time you have company over for dessert.
So, now that I’ve given you a few rhubarb dessert recipes to try, which one of them will you make first?