Rhubarb leaves are poisonous, and should always be washed and removed.
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Rhubarb, the versatile plant that adds a tart kick to both sweet and savory dishes, often signifies the start of spring when it becomes available each year in supermarkets. While always great in a pie, rhubarb also works well as the star ingredient in beverages, sauces, and cakes. For a fun collection of delicious ways to utilize the stalky plant, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite easy rhubarb recipes.
In this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe, one of our very favorite easy rhubarb recipes, the familiar combination of rhubarb and fresh strawberries is baked under a light, crumbly crust. Serve warm with slightly softened vanilla ice cream spooned over the top.
This rhubarb coffee cake works equally well when served for breakfast, a snack, or dessert (or all three in one day). Rhubarb provides a subtle tartness, while the topping provides a great sweetness and crunchiness.
We love rhubarb not just because it signals spring, but also because its tart flavor and silky texture produce great pies. No need to always pair rhubarb with strawberry. This all-rhubarb pie is a welcome spring treat, and one of our most popular easy rhubarb recipes. If you prefer the strawberry-rhubarb combination, however, there’s always our Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe.
Exceptional muffins with a tart-sweet flavor complemented by a cinnamon topping. Serve with Honey Butter, made by whipping half a cup of unsalted butter with two tablespoons honey and a tablespoon of brandy.
Do you have any favorite easy rhubarb recipes?
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.