Delicious Recipes for Rhubarb Desserts

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Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb… If there is any ingredient I can’t get enough this spring, it’s rhubarb! I’ve rounded up a list of my top 16 favorite rhubarb desserts that are sure to brighten up your kitchen with their delightful flavors and colors. From classic pies to innovative jams, there’s something here for every rhubarb lover to enjoy. Because as spring rolls in and the vibrant stalks of rhubarb begin to flourish, it’s the perfect time to dive into some deliciously tangy treats!

A Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry and rhubarb make a fabulous pair! Their sweet and tart flavors complement each other perfectly, creating a delightful balance in desserts. With fresh strawberries and tangy rhubarb enveloped in a flaky pastry, it’s a traditional treat that never fails to impress. Give it a go and see how the magic of strawberries and rhubarb can transform your dessert table!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
An excellent pie to make when strawberries and rhubarb are at their peak. This delicious fruit-filled pie is a recipe from Canadian Living magazine, May 1993. You can substitute a plain top crust instead of the lattice top if you like.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Jam

Jam is typically made with fruit cooked down with sugar to a thick, spreadable consistency, including the fruit’s juice and often pectin for thickening.

For a twist on this rhubarb jam recipe, try adding a hint of ginger or orange zest during the cooking process. This will infuse the jam with a subtle, zesty flavor that complements the tartness of the rhubarb beautifully, offering a delightful variation on the classic recipe.

Rhubarb jam (small batch)
Her obsession with rhubarb is still 100% alive and well. Seriously…get ready for a bunch of rhubarb recipes from her in the coming weeks! But if you can believe it….She had never made rhubarb jam before this year. So crazy!
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Rhubarb jam (small batch)

Custard Pie

Do you love custard pie? If so, you’ve got to try this rhubarb custard pie recipe! It’s a delightful twist on the classic, blending the tartness of rhubarb with the sweet, creamy texture of custard all baked into a flaky crust.

It’s a unique combination that might just become your new favorite. Perfect for any dessert table, this pie promises to impress with its balance of flavors and charming presentation.

Rhubarb Custard Pie
This one-crust rhubarb custard pie has been a mouthwateringly sweet-yet-tart family favorite for decades. A classic that’s sure to impress!
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Rhubarb Custard Pie

Sweet Bread

Discover the enigmatic charm of Rhubarb Bread, a delightfully moist and tender buttermilk quick bread brimming with the sweet tartness of rhubarb and a whisper of vanilla.

Rhubarb Bread
Rhubarb bread is a moist and tender buttermilk quick bread loaded with lots of sweet tart rhubarb and a hint of vanilla.
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Rhubarb Bread

Cobbler

You’ve got to try making this Rhubarb Cobbler with Mint—it’s a breeze to whip up and absolutely perfect for any early summer gathering!

Rhubarb Cobbler With Mint
Our rhubarb cobbler with mint is one of the easiest desserts you can pull together—perfect for those first-of-the-season backyard barbecues.
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Rhubarb Cobbler With Mint

Dump Cake

Toss everything in a pan, bake, and voilà – a deliciously effortless dessert that’s sure to impress. Don’t forget to scoop on some vanilla ice cream while it’s still warm from the oven; it’s heavenly!

Rhubarb Dump Cake
Rhubarb Dump Cake uses 5 ingredients and takes only 10 minutes of prep for an easy cake recipe you will love! It is a perfect Summer dessert.
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Rhubarb Dump Cake

Cookies

Sweet, tangy, and utterly delightful. Perfect for spring, these cookies combine fresh rhubarb and white chocolate chips into an easy-to-make treat that promises to be a new favorite.

Rhubarb Oat Cookies
These rhubarb oat cookies are sweet, tangy, and almost certainly unlike any other cookie you’ve had before. Made with easy-to-find ingredients and freshly chopped rhubarb, these cookies are one of the best rhubarb desserts to enjoy this spring.
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rhubarb cookies

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

It’s a perfect blend of juicy strawberries and tangy rhubarb topped with a crunchy oat crumble. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a heavenly dessert experience. This recipe is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a celebration of summer’s fresh produce. A must-try for any fruit dessert lover!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp featuring a buttery oatmeal crumb topping paired with a vibrant, juicy, fresh strawberry and rhubarb filling.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Coffee Cake

It’s a moist, buttery delight topped with a brown sugar streusel that perfectly complements the tangy rhubarb mixed throughout. Ideal for breakfast or as a sweet afternoon snack.

Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake
Tender, buttery, and loaded with brown sugar streusel, this rhubarb coffee cake is an easy way to use up spring’s bounty. Try this recipe with any seasonal fruit!
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Rhubarb Streusel Coffee Cake

Bars

If you’re into rhubarb, try making these Swirled Rhubarb Bars. They’re a perfect mix of sweet and tart, with a buttery, chewy texture, studded with white chocolate, and swirled with homemade rhubarb jam. Plus, they’re a cinch to whip up, making them a great option for both novice bakers and seasoned pros.

Swirled Rhubarb Bars
These stunning rhubarb bars feature a blondie-like batter that’s studded with chopped white chocolate and finished with a swirl of ruby-red rhubarb jam. Celebrate rhubarb season with these bars!
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Swirled Rhubarb Bars

Oats Bars

Oh, you have to try these Rhubarb Oat Bars! They’re a fantastic blend of crumbly oat crust with a sweet and tangy rhubarb filling, pretty much like a portable rhubarb crumble. Perfect for any gathering, they’re a hit for dessert or as a cozy tea-time snack. Plus, they’re super easy to make, so they’re great for when you want something delicious without too much fuss.

Rhubarb Oat Bars
These Rhubarb Oat Bars have a flavourful oat crust and sweet tangy rhubarb filling. They taste like a rhubarb crumble, but in a bar.
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Rhubarb Oat Bars

Cake

This easy rhubarb cake recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and delicious dessert, offering a wonderful option to be served warm as a pudding or enjoyed with tea, using an all-in-one method that simplifies the baking process.

Rhubarb cake
This easy rhubarb cake recipe is wonderful served warm as a pudding with cream or custard, or is equally delicious enjoyed with a cup of tea or coffee.
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Rhubarb cake

Muffins

Not just for those who are already fans of rhubarb, these muffins might just convert others with their moist texture and fruity flavor. Simple to make, they involve combining dry and wet ingredients, folding in freshly diced rhubarb, and baking to golden perfection.

Sour Cream Rhubarb Muffins
Spring is calling! These Sour Cream Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect balance between sweet, and tangy with a hint of vanilla and citrus.
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Sour Cream Rhubarb Muffins

Tart

Topped with beautifully arranged rhubarb slices and glazed with a reduction of the cooking syrup, this tart isn’t just delicious—it’s also a visual treat. Ideal for a special occasion or a weekend project.

Rhubarb tart
This show-stopping tart takes time to make but the results are oh so worth it! Ideal for a baking project that’s sure to impress family and friends.
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Rhubarb Tart 2

Scones

These rhubarb scones are a real treat—light, buttery, and speckled with tangy rhubarb chunks that brighten each bite. They’re brushed with a sweet orange glaze, which adds a lovely zestiness that complements the rhubarb perfectly.

Rhubarb Scones
Rich rhubarb scones made with cream, rhubarb, and brown sugar are drizzled with an easy orange glaze for a tangy, sweet and delicious homemade treat.
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Rhubarb Scones

Cookies with Frosting

I absolutely adore these cookies for their inventive use of rhubarb, transforming a typically savory ingredient into a sweet delight. The addition of cream cheese frosting elevates these cookies into a decadent treat, offering a perfect balance of sweet, creamy topping with the subtly tart bite of the rhubarb.

In my opinion, these cookies are a testament to the magic of experimenting in the kitchen, and they are definitely superior to regular cookies which lack this creative combination of flavors and textures.

Rhubarb Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting
These rhubarb cookies get rave reviews. The rhubarb keeps them extra soft and give a fun flavor twist to old fashioned oatmeal cookies.
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Rhubarb Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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