26 Rhubarb Desserts You Need to Try This Spring
Best-Ever Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
A generous pinch of fresh ginger gives strawberry-rhubarb pie the kick it's been missing. Strawberries and sugar balance the deliciously tart fresh rhubarb flavor. Rather than a regular pie crust, you can make this rhubarb pie recipe look even more enticing by slicing circles of pie dough and arranging them on top.
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Creamy Rhubarb Tart
The gorgeous colors alone are reason enough to make this stunning rhubarb dessert recipe. If you've got a bunch of rhubarb stalks with varying colors, you can lay them out for a pretty ombre effect. The creamy, decadent filling hiding under the rhubarb patchwork will have everyone coming back for seconds.
Iced Oatmeal-Rhubarb Cookies
Oatmeal-raisin? Not today. This spring, we're craving oatmeal-rhubarb cookies instead! Tiny pieces of fresh chopped rhubarb take the place of raisins in this classic cookie recipe, and they add more than just spring flavors. Each cookie has tiny pockets of pink throughout, and they look even prettier when you add a drizzle of pink icing on top.
Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote
Two types of cheese—mascarpone and cream cheese—make this indulgent cheesecake filling doubly decadent. But the real star of the show? Definitely the sweet-tart, ginger-spiked rhubarb topper. After one bite of this homemade rhubarb dessert, you'll be convinced all cheesecake recipes need a tart, fruity topping.
Rhubarb Chess Pie
Rhubarb-Strawberry Brownie Skillet
Give a rich, chocolaty brownie a taste of fresh spring flavors by studding it with strawberries and rhubarb slices. This twist on a classic strawberry-rhubarb dessert recipe adds chocolate to the mix, and the results are utterly delicious. If you really want to indulge, add a scoop or two of ice cream on top.
A cup of frosé (aka frozen rosé wine) is one of our favorite summer desserts, but you can give it a springtime twist by making it with fresh strawberries and rhubarb. Blend the berries and rhubarb together with a little sugar and water, then mix in the wine so each bite is nice and smooth. This chilly treat is even better than a plain glass of rosé for cooling off on a hot day.
If you're looking for a dessert where rhubarb really shines, this is it! There aren't any strawberries, berries, or other fruits mixed into the filling of this cobbler recipe, it's just six cups of fresh rhubarb (plus some sugar, of course). Top it all off with golden brown biscuits and you'll be craving this rhubarb cobbler recipe for dessert every night.
Fresh Strawberry-Rhubarb Parfaits
Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combo, and you can easily make this spring favorite into a healthy rhubarb dessert. Layer together fresh strawberries and rhubarb slices with a mix of honey, cream cheese, and light sour cream. It tastes just like a slice of cheesecake, but with no extra sugar!
Rhubarb Pinwheel Dumplings
Give sweet cinnamon rolls a tart twist by rolling sliced rhubarb up with the dough. Everything else about these warm, gooey rolls is the same, right down to the swirls of cinnamon between each layer. Just make one change to turn these yummy rolls into a dessert: Rather than vanilla icing on top, serve with a cool scoop of ice cream.
Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars
Zippy ginger icing is the key to these golden rhubarb bars. Just three ingredients are needed to make the icing special: powdered sugar, ground ginger, and apricot nectar (or orange juice). When you drizzle it over yummy rhubarb bars, you get zingy, chewy perfection.
Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream
Parfaits could not be more appropriate for warm-weather shindigs. Our recipe does them rhubarb-style—and in less than 20 minutes. Thanks to the smooth cream between each layer of fruit, these tasty rhubarb desserts make a quick and easy no-bake cheesecake.
Strawberry Rhubarb Salsa
Salsa and chips for dessert? Oh yes—especially when the salsa is a ginger-spiked mixture of strawberries, cranberries, and rhubarb. Serve this rhubarb recipe with cinnamon-sugar tortillas or pita chips for a delicious twist.
Editor's Tip: Love it? Can it! Follow our canning directions to keep this sweet and zippy salsa on hand year-round.
Rhubarb-Berry Ice Cream
Bet you've never had a rhubarb dessert like this before! A little stove-time turns strawberries, rhubarb, and marshmallows into a sweet-tart, syrupy mixture that's simply perfect for flavoring freshly churned ice cream. (Psst—squirrel away sliced rhubarb in your freezer to make this dessert year-round!)
Rather than just a topper, this rhubarb recipe takes it a step further and embeds fresh rhubarb into each slice. Every lush forkful of this homemade cheesecake is filled with OJ-simmered rhubarb and fluffy cream cheese. Top it with white chocolate curls over a buttery graham cracker crust and you're golden.
Very Berry Rhubarb Jam
Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
Keep the patio party rolling until long after dinner with an easy grilled dessert: rhubarb crisp. Just grill tapioca-draped rhubarb and strawberries in a foil pan, top with shortbread cookies, and scoop in ice cream. If you add the ice cream while the crisp is hot off the grill, it'll melt into every luscious bite.
Raspberry-Rhubarb Waffle Topper
Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie
The secret ingredient in this classic rhubarb pie recipe? Five-spice powder. The pungent, spicy mixture adds a punch of Asian flair to this otherwise sweet treat. This easy pie recipe will definitely give the traditional strawberry-rhubarb pie a run for its money!
Apple, Rhubarb, and Raspberry Pie with Almond Star Crust
Rosy-red raspberries, rhubarb, and apples make this pie a top pick. For a starry-eyed surprise, use shaped cookie cutters to create the stunning crust. You can use frozen rhubarb for this pie recipe, so you can dazzle friends even when rhubarb isn't in season.