100+ Rhubarb Recipes {Plus How To Cook & Freeze It}

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[Updated for 2012] One of the earliest memories I have of my younger brother is sitting outside with him at our grandparents house, each with a small bowl of sugar and a bunch of rhubarb that was just pulled from the garden sitting between us. The memories of munching away on that super sour treat still makes my mouth water over 35 years later!

Fresh StalksI enjoy rhubarb, but my brother LOVES it and he was the guy our Granny counted on to clean out each year’s harvest. Apparently, not everyone has a fella in the family that will eat mounds of the stuff in one sitting and still ask for more ;).

If you’ve run out of ideas for using up this year’s crop, here are over one hundred recipes that I’ve handpicked from around the ‘net–something here for everyone!

You’ll find syrups, sauces, breads, muffins, cakes, squares, jams & jellies, pies, tarts..even frozen treats and beverages…plus a whole lot more! I’ve organized them into separate groups for easier browsing so if you’re looking for something in particular, you should be able to find it quickly.

First, here are instructions for cooking it:
*First published April 1, 2010 and moved to this page for better organization (Source: The WorkBasket, 1954)

When rosy rhubarb hits the spring market, the family menus are in for a lift. There are many specialties, combined with other popular fruits such as pineapple or strawberries, but the classic way to serve it the first time in the new year is “pure.” Here’s how you do it…

  • Don’t peel the deep pink stalks! Just wash them well, trim them and slice into three-quarters to one-inch lengths.
  • For each pound, add 1/4 cup water and cook, covered, in a heavy pan until barely tender. This takes about 5 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 to 1 cup sugar–to suit your taste–and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir it gently but be careful not to mash it to pieces.

Serving Tip: Cool and serve with gingerbread or chocolate cake!

How To Freeze It:
*First published May 28, 2007 and moved to this page for better organization

  • Choose early spring stalks of good color.
  • Wash and cut into 1 inch pieces. Boil for one minute then cool quickly in ice water. Drain.
  • For every 4 lbs of rhubarb, mix in 1 lb. sugar. Pack into plastic containers and freeze. Ideal for using in pies and sauces.

Ready to check out the recipes? Here you go…enjoy!

Syrups & Sauces:

  1. Syrup: A simple recipe made with granulated sugar and fresh orange juice, try a splash of this in water or lemonade. From Washington’s Green Grocer.
  2. Syrup (with rosewater): Makes 1 medium jar, ingredients include granulated sugar, water, freshly squeezed lime juice, rosewater and rose petals (optional). From 101 Cookbooks.
  3. Syrup: Made with granulated sugar, water and a strip of lemon rind. From Canadian Living.
  4. Syrup (with strawberries): Recommends serving over french toast, ice cream or oatmeal, ingredients include sliced strawberries, granulated sugar and water. From Country Living.
  5. Barbecue Sauce: Recommends serving over turkey, chicken or pork, ingredients include water, finely chopped onion, canola oil, minced garlic, ketchup, brown sugar, dark corn syrup, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, hot pepper sauce and salt. From Taste of Home.
  6. Rhubarbecue Sauce: Ingredients include ketchup, water, chopped onion, minced garlic, packed brown sugar, Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot pepper sauce. From Canadian Living.
  7. Tangy Barbecue Sauce: Yields about 1 1/2 cups, ingredients include olive oil or vegetable oil, finely diced onion, light brown sugar, water, Dijon-style mustard, apple cider vinegar, honey, ketchup, salt, freshly ground black pepper and apple juice for thinning (optional). From The Washington Post.
  8. Barbecue Sauce: Ingredients include red onion, chopped raisins, medium orange habanero pepper (seeded and minced), brown sugar, honey, cider vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, ground ginger and sea salt. From Local Kitchen Blog.
  9. Sauce (with cherries): Made with coarsely chopped red onions, cider vinegar, dried cherries, granulated sugar, brown sugar, water, lemon or lime juice, grated fresh ginger (or ground), salt. Will keep refrigerated for up to one week. From Midwest Living.
  10. Sauce (with strawberries): Excellent to serve over ice cream or cake, ingredients include sugar, grated orange peel, ground ginger, cinnamon stick, white grape juice, unsweetened strawberries. From Taste of Home.
  11. Dessert Topping: Can be served either warmed or chilled, made with raw sugar (can substitute with honey or agave syrup), grated fresh ginger and water. From Mother Earth News.
  12. Honey Baked: A sweet and fragrant breakfast compote made with runny honey and a finely grated zest of orange. From River Cottage.

Jams, Jellies & Canning:

  1. Freezer Jam (with strawberries): Yields about 4 cups, ingredients include fresh strawberries, fresh lemon juice, granulated sugar and a box of Sure Jell or pectin. From Kitchen Lane.
  2. Jam (with peaches): Yields just over 3 half-pints, ingredients include chopped peaches, sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of nutmeg. From The Hip Girl’s Guide To Homemaking.
  3. Jam (with rosemary & vanilla): Ingredients include organic vanilla cane sugar, Meyer lemon juice, vanilla extract, water, vanilla pod and a sprig of rosemary. Also includes a recipe for simple syrup (with rosemary). From Eat Boutique.
  4. Jam: Rhubarb is diced and macerated with sugar and lemon juice overnight, cooked the next day and sealed in hot jars. From What Julia Ate.
  5. Jam (with ginger): Made with sugar, peeled ginger and water. From Saveur.
  6. Sweet & Savory Jam: Yields 2 pints, ingredients include raisins, small onions (peeled and chopped fine), granulated sugar, molasses, white vinegar, salt, freshly ground black pepper, ground allspice, ground ginger and finely chopped, peeled and cored apples. From Cookbook Archaeology.
  7. Jelly (with rosemary): Yields about 3 cups, ingredients include water, sugar, white-wine vinegar, chopped fresh rosemary leaves and unflavored gelatin. Will keep for 2 months (chilled). From Gourmet.
  8. Chopped & Bottled: Caster sugar and water are brought to a boil then poured over short lengths of freshly cut rhubarb then refrigerated (covered) overnight before sealing in jars. From Nutmegs, Seven.
  9. Pickled Stalks: Yields 2 pints, ingredients include apple cider vinegar, water, granulated sugar, fine grain salt, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, whole cloves and star anise. From Serious Eats.
  10. Pickles: Made with sherry vinegar, rice vinegar, honey, grenadine, coarse salt and star anise. From New York Magazine.
  11. Spring Relish: Ingredients include granulated sugar, cider vinegar, raisins, fresh root ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves. From Sow and So.

Crisps & Cobblers:

  1. Old-Fashioned Crisp (with strawberries): Filling ingredients include sugar, hulled and quartered strawberries, cornstarch, fresh lemon juice, pure vanilla extract. Topping: unsalted butter (softened), light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, quick-cooking rolled oats, canola oil, cinnamon and salt. From Food & Wine.
  2. Crisp (with pineapple): Ingredients include chopped fresh pineapple, granulated sugar, cornstarch, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, finely grated orange rind, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper (just a pinch) and melted salted butter. From Fresh Juice.
  3. Crisp (with strawberries & oats): Ingredients include oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar and butter (for topping), halved strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon. From Robin Hood.
  4. Crumble (with ginger): Ingredients include unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, light brown sugar, chopped almonds, finely chopped crystallized ginger, sea salt, fresh ginger (peeled and minced), granulated sugar and served with vanilla ice cream (optional). From Williams-Sonoma.
  5. Crumble (with ginger): Slightly different than the recipe above, ingredients include peeled and finely minced ginger, sugar, flour, unsalted butter and a pinch of salt. From Saveur.
  6. Cobbler: An old-fashioned favorite, ingredients include brown sugar, melted butter, lightly beaten eggs, milk, flour, baking powder, vanilla, sugar and shortening. From Saveur.
  7. Cobbler (with peaches): Made with all-purpose flour, sugar, freshly grated lime zest, Kosher salt, unsalted butter, lard, ice water, cornstarch, sliced peaches (peel on) and freshly squeezed lime juice. From Food Network.
  8. Cobbler (with strawberries & walnuts): Made with sliced strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, butter, all-purpose flour, baking powder, brown sugar, grated lemon rind, rolled oats, toasted walnuts (chopped), cinnamon, milk, and sifted icing sugar. From Dairy Goodness.
  9. Pandowdy (with raspberries): A rustic dessert with a flaky, nutty, biscuit-like topping and lots of juicy fruit. Ingredients include pecans, rolled oats, all-purpose flour, firmly packed light brown sugar, baking powder, salt, unsalted butter, low-fat (2%) milk. Filling: granulated sugar, cornstarch, raspberries and rhubarb. From Williams-Sonoma.

Pies & Tarts:

  1. Rustic Pie (with strawberries): Ingredients include all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, butter or margarine, sliced strawberries and ground cardamom. From My Recipes.
  2. Pan Pies (with apple and cinnamon): Ingredients include large Granny Smith apples, lemon juice, caster (superfine) sugar, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, cornflour (cornstarch), water, puff pastry (store bought), a lightly beaten egg, granulated sugar and served with vanilla custard. From Donna Hay.
  3. Meringue Pie: Made with Pate Sucree (egg yolks, ice water, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt and cold, unsalted butter), sugar, cornstarch, coarse salt, large egg yolks and unsalted butter. From Martha Stewart.
  4. Old-Fashioned Bottom Crust Pie: Made with pastry for a single-crust (9″) pie, honey lemon yogurt sauce (vanilla yogurt, honey and grated lemon rind), water, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and topping mixture is made with butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour and rolled oats. From Foodland Ontario.
  5. Perfect Flaky Pie (with raspberries): (yields 2 pies) Ingredients include flour, sugar, salt, unsalted butter, Crisco, ice cold water and an egg wash (for crust). Filling: raspberries, sugar, tapioca flakes, flour, salt, melted unsalted butter, cinnamon and freshly squeezed lemon juice. From Vancity Allie.
  6. Sour Cream Pie: Made with all-purpose flour, salt, cold butter (cubed), cold shortening, egg yolk, lemon juice (or vinegar), ice water. Filling: chopped rhubarb, egg, granulated sugar, sour cream and all-purpose flour. Topping: all-purpose flour, brown sugar and melted butter. From Canadian Living.
  7. Gingersnap Icebox Pie: Features a crumbly crust and ice cream filling, ingredients include ground gingersnap cookies, sugar, Kosher salt, freshly grated nutmeg, melted unsalted butter, compote (fruity red wine, sugar, fresh or frozen rhubarb), good quality vanilla ice cream, chilled heavy cream, creme fraiche or sour cream and sugar. From Bon Appetite.
  8. Tart With Orange Glaze: Ingredients include fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, sugar, frozen puff pastry and grated orange zest. From Pete Bakes.
  9. Tart: Baked in a loose-bottomed, fluted tart tin, ingredients include plain flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, caster sugar, egg yolk, dark brown soft sugar, rolled porridge oats. From Country Days.
  10. Creamy Tarts: Made with sheets of puff pastry, a beaten egg, cane sugar, creme fraiche, thinly sliced rhubarb and icing sugar. From JungleFrog Cooking.
  11. Lattice-Topped Tart: Ingredients include softened butter, sugar, lightly beaten egg, vanilla, all-purpose flour, salt, finely grated fresh orange zest and served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. From Sense Of Home Kitchen.
  12. Miniature Hand Pies: Filling ingredients: sliced strawberries, diced rhubarb, cornstarch, zest of orange, orange juice, fresh lemon juice, sugar, a pinch of salt, ground cinnamon. Crust: flour, salt, butter, sugar, shortening, ice water and orange juice. From Belleicious.

Cakes & Cheesecakes:

  1. Swirl Cheesecake: Ingredients include fresh or frozen rhubarb, sugar, orange juice, graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, softened cream cheese, sour cream, melted white baking chocolate, cornstarch, vanilla extract, salt and lightly beaten eggs. From Taste of Home.
  2. Cheesecake (with orange): Ingredients include unsalted butter, digestive biscuits (crushed), demerara sugar (for the base). Topping: butter, full-fat cream cheese, caster sugar, plain flour, pinch of salt, grated zest of orange plus orange juice, large eggs, soured cream, lemon juice and an orange. From Delicious Magazine.
  3. Wisconsin Cheesecake: Can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb, ingredients include sugar, orange juice, white baking chocolate with cocoa butter, finely crushed graham crackers, melted butter, softened cream cheese, dairy sour cream, sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, salt, eggs, whipped cream, white baking chocolate curls and mint leaves for garnish (optional). From Midwest Living.
  4. Bundt Cake: Ingredients include water, sugar, softened butter, caster sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, thick Greek yoghurt, self raising flour (sifted), and glaze made with icing sugar and rhubarb syrup. From Delicieux.
  5. Upside Down Cake: Ingredients include butter or margarine, light brown sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and milk. From Good Housekeeping.
  6. Upside Down Cake: Made with butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, vanilla, white flour, soda, baking powder, greek yogurt. Topping: melted butter, brown sugar, sliced fresh strawberries and rhubarb. From The Kitchen Magpie.
  7. Upside Down (with walnuts or pecans): Ingredients include dark corn syrup, butter, light brown sugar, chopped pecans (or walnuts), whole-wheat pastry flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, freshly grated orange zest and vanilla extract. From Eating Well.
  8. Loaf Cake (with vanilla): Ingredients include butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, milk and vanilla. Includes a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Compote. From Young Married Chic.
  9. Dump Cake: Made with sugar, strawberry flavor gelatin, white cake mix, water, melted butter and Cool Whip topping. From Kraft Foods.
  10. Sour Cream Crumb Cake: Ingredients include sugar, softened butter, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sour cream and crumb topping mixture made with brown sugar, all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon and butter. From Land O’Lakes.
  11. With Custard Drizzle Icing: Made with caster sugar, split vanilla pod, soft butter, self raising flour, custard powder, eggs, icing sugar and a splash of water. From Things We Make.
  12. Coffee Cake: Topped with a crunchy nut streusel, ingredients include softened butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, buttermilk. Topping: brown sugar, chopped hazelnuts or almonds, all-purpose flour, cinnamon and melted butter. From Canadian Living.
  13. Sour Cream Snack Cake (with walnut streusel): Ingredients include all-purpose flour, brown sugar, softened butter, eggs, fat-free sour cream, grated orange rind, vanilla extract, whole wheat flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt. Streusel: turbinado sugar, ground cinnamon, chilled butter and chopped walnuts. From My Recipes.
  14. Coffee Cake: Ingredients include butter, light brown sugar, freshly grated orange zest, egg, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, sour cream (or creme fraiche). Topping: sugar, untoasted nuts (sliced almonds or pecan halves), cinnamon, salt, melted butter. From Barbra Austin.
  15. Spiced Cake: Ingredients include kefir or buttermilk, unsalted butter, sugar, plain/all-purpose flour, potato starch/cornflour, bicarbonate of soda, freshly ground cardamom, ground cinnamon and muscovado sugar. From Nami-Nami.

Bars:

  1. Shortbread & Curd: Ingredients include sugar, egg yolks, sugar, salt, lemon zest and unsalted butter; Shortbread: butter, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt and powdered sugar for dusting. From Lara Ferroni.
  2. Slab Pie (with raspberries): Crust ingredients: flour, cubed cold butter, a pinch of salt, sugar, vinegar and cold water. Filling: sugar, cornstarch, fresh or frozen raspberries (thawed and drained), fresh or frozen rhubarb (thawed and drained). Crumb topping: flour, brown sugar and cold butter. Icing: powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. From Crumbs & Chaos.
  3. Custard Bars: Made with all-purpose flour, sugar, cold butter, nutmeg, heavy whipping cream, beaten eggs. Topping: softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream (whipped). From Dulce Dough.
  4. 5-Ingredient Squares: Made with a box of yellow cake mix, cold butter or margarine, sugar, eggs and whipped cream (optional). From Betty Crocker.
  5. Strawberry-Rhubarb Bars: Yields 16 bars, ingredients include nonstick cooking spray, quick-cooking rolled oats, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, butter, fresh or frozen rhubarb (thawed), water, ground ginger, fresh strawberries and ginger icing (includes recipe: sifted powdered sugar, ground ginger and orange juice or milk). From Better Homes & Gardens.
  6. Tarty Slice: Yields one 8″ x 8″ pan, the base ingredients include softened butter, light brown sugar, flour and powdered ginger (optional) and topped with a puree (chopped rhubarb stalks and sugar), lemon juice, sugar, beaten eggs and cornflour. From Two Spoons.
  7. Sour Cream Squares: Ingredients include butter (at room temperature), golden caster sugar, mixed nuts (such as walnuts, brazil nuts, almonds, hazelnuts), ground cinnamon, dark muscovado sugar, a large egg, plain flour, bicarbonate of soda, soured cream. From BBC GoodFood.
  8. Cheesecake Squares: Ingredients include all-purpose flour, old-fashioned oats, brown sugar, cold butter, softened cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, lightly beaten egg. From Taste of Home.
  9. Dessert Bars: Filling ingredients: fresh or frozen rhubarb (cut into 1″ pieces), sliced fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and cornstarch. Crust: all-purpose flour, uncooked quick-cooking oats, brown sugar, softened butter, baking soda and salt. Drizzled with powdered sugar and milk mixture. From Land O’Lakes.
  10. Crumble Squares (with almonds): Yields 16 squares, ingredients include quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant), all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, cold unsalted butter, sliced almonds. Filling: granulated sugar, grated orange zest, orange juice and all-purpose flour. From Canadian Living.
  11. Dessert Squares: Crust ingredients: vanilla wafer crumbs, margarine or butter (melted). Filling: vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant), milk and cream cheese. Topping: chopped fresh rhubarb, sugar, orange juice, cornstarch, sliced fresh strawberries and raspberries. From Pillsbury.
  12. Brown Butter Squares: Yields 12, ingredients include unsalted butter, split & scraped vanilla bean, sugar, finely grated ginger, zest and juice of blood oranges, whole spelt flour, powdered sugar, salt, eggs, brown sugar and flour. From The Bojon Gourmet.
  13. Custard Bars: Crust ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, chilled butter and cooking spray. Filling: all-purpose flour, sugar, 1% low-fat milk, large eggs and sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb (unthawed). Topping: sugar, block-style fat-free cream cheese, vanilla extract, frozen fat-free whipped topping and mint sprigs. From My Recipes.
  14. Shortbread Bars (with blueberries): Made with all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, powdered sugar (sifted), granulated sugar, vanilla extract, large rhubarb stalks, water, blueberries. From Fox News.
  15. Buckle (cake squares): Ingredients include sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, coarse salt, unsalted butter, finely grated lemon zest, pure vanilla extract, sour cream. Crumb topping: flour, light brown sugar, coarse salt and melted butter (unsalted). From Martha Stewart.

Muffins:

  1. With Honey: Yields about 21 muffins and made with butter, granulated sugar, slightly beaten egg, brown sugar, cooking oil, honey, vanilla, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, sour milk, fresh or frozen rhubarb, chopped nuts and whipped honey butter (includes recipe). From Midwest Living.
  2. With Ginger: Makes 12 muffins, ingredients include all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, finely chopped crystallized ginger, sugar, milk, sour cream, vegetable oil, egg. From Williams-Sonoma.
  3. With Cinnamon: (yields 12) Ingredients include all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, Kosher salt, sour cream, unsalted butter, large eggs, pure vanilla extract. Topping: granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. From Fine Cooking.
  4. With Strawberries: (Yields 18) Ingredients include all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, melted margarine, egg, buttermilk, chopped strawberries and topping made with brown sugar and cinnamon. From Robin Hood.
  5. With Apple: (yields 6 large muffins) Ingredients include canola oil (for greasing tin), unsalted butter, unbleached all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, Kosher salt, ground cinnamon, bran, extra-large eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, frozen unsweetened rhubarb (or fresh), Granny Smith or Spy apples (peeled, cored and diced). From Ace Bakery.
  6. Hummingbird Delight: (makes about 2 dozen) Batter ingredients include all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, egg, brown sugar, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract. Topping: granulated sugar, cinnamon and melted butter. From Cottage Life.
  7. With Orange & Coconut: (yields 12) ingredients include flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, shredded coconut, egg, vegetable oil, grated orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar. From Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach.
  8. With Lemon & Raspberries: (yields 9 – 12 standard sized muffins) Ingredients include unbleached plain flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, butter, finely grated lemon zest, milk, yoghurt, eggs, vanilla extract and frozen raspberries. From Warm Vanilla Sugar.

Breads:

  1. Sweet Breakfast Bread: Features a streusel topping, ingredients include sugar, softened butter, orange juice, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. Streusel: sugar, brown sugar, all-purpose flour, melted butter and ground cinnamon. From Land O’Lakes.
  2. With Walnuts: Yields 1 loaf, ingredients include rolled oats, brown sugar, fresh grated orange peel, coconut oil or butter, whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, vegetable oil, lemon juice (or vinegar and almond milk), egg, pure vanilla extract, chopped toasted walnuts. From So Good & Tasty.
  3. With Toasted Pecans: (yields 1 loaf) ingredients include sugar, margarine or butter (softened), eggs, buttermilk, all-purpose flour, toasted chopped pecans, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar. From Pillsbury.
  4. With Orange: Made with softened butter, sugar, egg, grated orange peel, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, sour cream and chopped walnuts. From Taste of Home.
  5. Spiced: (yields 2 loaves) Ingredients include brown sugar, vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract, baking soda, all-purpose flour, salt, ground cinnamon, chopped nuts (optional) and topping is made with sugar, melted butter and ground cinnamon. From Taste of Home.
  6. With Chocolate Chips: Made with coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar, applesauce, wheat pastry flour, coarse salt, baking soda, chocolate or carob chips and ground cloves. From Never Homemaker.
  7. With White Chocolate Chips: Ingredients include brown sugar, vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, vanilla, flour, diced rhubarb, chopped pecans (roasted) and white chocolate chips. Topping: sugar, melted butter and cinnamon. From Julie’s Eats & Treats.
  8. With Honey & Strawberries: Makes 1 loaf, ingredients include eggs, honey, sugar, all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, unsalted butter (melted), diced fresh rhubarb and diced fresh strawberries. From Food Nouveau.
  9. With Cherries: You can eat this plain or try it with lemon curd or jam. Made with a cooked rhubarb puree (includes recipe: chopped rhubarb, pitted fresh cherries, granulated sugar, butter, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and water), granulated sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, water, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried cherries. From Curly Girl Kitchen.
  10. Sweet Rolls: Ingredients include warm water, sweetened condensed milk, vegetable oil, sugar, egg, flour, instant yeast, salt, red food coloring, lemon juice. Glaze: corn syrup, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, half and half (or milk). From Heat Oven To 350.

Assorted Treats & Beverages:

  1. Homemade Ice Cream (with strawberries): Made with whole milk, half & half, sugar, large egg yolks, fruity red wine (merlot), chopped fresh strawberries and rhubarb. From My Recipes.
  2. Frozen Yoghurt: Ingredients include strawberries, lemon juice, ground cinnamon, grated fresh ginger, manuca honey blend, natural vanilla extract and organic plain yoghurt. From Scandi Foodie.
  3. Rhubarb Apple Ice Cream Cakes: Made with graham wafer crumbs, dulce de leche (or caramel sauce), softened vanilla ice cream, liquid honey, vanilla, an apple and chopped fresh rhubarb. From Calgary Herald.
  4. Strawberry-Rhubarb Freeze: Makes 6 servings, ingredients include sliced rhubarb, orange juice or water, sugar, strawberries and lemon juice. From Midwest Living.
  5. Sorbet: Yields about 1 pint, ingredients include water, sugar, fresh ginger (minced), fresh lemon juice, gin or vodka (just 2 tablespoons), sea salt. From The Year In Food.
  6. Baked Oatmeal: Made with rolled oats, roughly chopped almonds, chia seeds, ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, almond milk and olive oil for brushing. From Scandi Foodie.
  7. Waffles with Tangy Topping: Waffle ingredients: egg whites, nonfat milk, canola oil, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Topping: rhubarb and sugar (cooked into a sauce). From Eating Well.
  8. Homemade Liqueur: Flavored with sugar, vodka, Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur). Serve with seltzer or straight up ice cold. From My Recipes.
  9. Sangria: Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes after mixing for flavors to infuse. Ingredients include a crisp white wine, rum, lemonade, strawberries, club soda or ginger ale and garnished with a strawberry and lemon wedge. From Marcus Samuelsson.
  10. Sangria: Serves 8, made with sugar, water, 2 rhubarb stalks (cut into 1/2″ pieces), fresh orange juice, orange slices, a pint of strawberries (hulled and quartered), chilled seltzer and chilled sparkling wine. From Martha Stewart.
  11. Rhubarb Lemonade: Made with chopped rhubarb, sugar, water, strawberries (stemmed and crushed) and freshly squeezed lemon juice. From Country Living.

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Published: May 28, 2009
Updated: May 16, 2013

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6 Comments to “100+ Rhubarb Recipes {Plus How To Cook & Freeze It}”
  1. melanie says:

    Your tips and recipes came at a perfect time, I live in Phoenix and cannot find rhubarb here but I have a cousin on the east coast who grows it but nobody wants it, so to make a long story short my sister is going to freeze it then when I go home I will bring it back with me.

    • Martha@ Simple Nourished Living says:

      Melanie,

      If you want some here in the meantime. I was at Sprouts yesterday, where they had a big box of it (in with the bags of lettuce, mushrooms, etc)

  2. Debbie says:

    I loved all the ideas of what to do with rhubarb. In fact, I really love this site! Full of very useful information. I have a Dutch background and my parents and grandparents would make stewed rhubarb (in the usual way – boil it in a small of amount of water with a little bit of sugar) and serve it as part of the main meal. Most people find this idea a bit strange – serving a sweet(ish) dish as part of the main meal but it can be very a nice contrast to the rest of the meal.

  3. Pam bird says:

    Rhubarb is one of the things I’ve managed to grow successfully in my allotment so I will definitely be trying many of these recipes . I love your site . It’s so well organised and full of useful info . I like the way you give a resume of the ingredients so I can scan through the recipes first to get ideas Thanks .

  4. Deb says:

    When I freeze rhubarb I just wash it and then cut it into 1 inch chunks. The chunks are frozen without cooking or sugar so I can just take what I need out of the bag for any recipe without having to try to adjust the sugar in a recipe. I have been doing this for over 40 years and it works well for me. I am looking forward to trying the many rhubarb recipes you shared with us. Thank-you so much.

  5. Laila says:

    After making the Rhubarb Relish I still have a lot of Rhubarb left over, the plant is thriving this rainy season. You have given me a lot more recipes to choose from. What to do, What to do.
    I just read the comment Debbie made about her Dutch background, I am dutch myself and we sure do love our apple sauce and rhubarb sauce with our meat, veg and potatoes!


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