Rhubarb Desserts

Like your dessert with a little tartness? Say hello to your new BFF: rhubarb. The pretty pink plant is tasty, puckery, and perfect for dessert recipes such as rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, and rhubarb cobbler. You'd better catch these hot stalks while you can -- their fleeting season is mid- to late spring.

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    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.

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    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 OJ). Zingy, chewy perfection.

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    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.

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    Mmm...Rhubarb Crisp

    Ready to meet your new go-to rhubarb dessert? Fabulous! Click to see how quickly this crisp comes together.

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    Rhubarb Chess Pie

    Did someone say pie? A homemade crust and buttery, lemony filling make the perfect bed for warm rhubarb in this twist on classic rhubarb pie. Remember the ice cream!

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    Berry-Rhubarb Smoothies

    Pop open the freezer and ready the ice trays! This overnight smoothie recipe calls for a blend of the season's best: rhubarb, berries, sorbet, and Greek yogurt. Mash with a fork for a cool treat.

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    Strawberry-Raspberry-Rhubarb Crumble

    Do a little boozy baking this spring. This berry-rhubarb crumble calls for a Chambord-splashed filling and a homemade almond topper.


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    Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

    Parfaits could not be more perfect for warm-weather shindigs. Find out how to make them rhubarb-style -- and in less than 20 minutes.

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    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 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.

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    Rhubarb-Berry Ice Cream

    Bet you've never had rhubarb 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!)

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    Rhubarb Cheesecake

    Every lush forkful of this cheesecake is filled with OJ-simmered rhubarb and fluffy cream cheese. Top it with white chocolate curls over a buttery graham crust and you're golden.

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    Very Berry Rhubarb Jam

    Ready for a jam sesh? Break it down with Mason jars and your favorite springtime plant: rhubarb. Blueberry filling and raspberry gelatin sweeten up the spread.

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    Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

    Keep the patio party rolling until long after dinner with an easy grilled dessert: rhubarb crisp. Just bake tapioca-draped rhubarb and strawberries in a foil pan, top with shortbread cookies, and scoop into ice cream.

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    Raspberry-Rhubarb Waffle Topper

    Rise and shine to a sweet-tart waffle topper. All it takes is a quick bubbling of lemon peel, rhubarb, raspberries, and cornstarch. Don't limit this topper to breakfast -- it's great on cakes, ice cream, and other dessert favorites.

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    Rhubarb-Lemon Chiffon Pie

    What do you get when you fold homemade rhubarb sauce and whipped cream into soft-set lemon gelatin? You get a dreamy pie filling with the perfect amount of pucker, that's what. (And you'll also get encore requests for this pie every rhubarb season...just saying.)

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    Raspberry-Rhubarb 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. A scoop of vanilla ice cream makes slices party-ready.


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    Make a Fancy-Smancy Piecrust

    Want an Instagram-worthy piecrust? Start with these five easy techniques and you'll be baking like a pastry artist in no time. 


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    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.

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    Pink Rhubarb Lemonade

    Prefer your lemonade sassy over sweet? Rhubarb is your new go-to flavor boost. Pair the hot pink plant with frozen lemonade concentrate, lemon-lime soda, and fresh lemon for a lip-smacking sipper.

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    Rhubarb-Peach Pie

    Just like grandma used to make! Luscious peaches and puckery rhubarb create sweet flavor harmony in this simple, comforting pie. Top it with a lattice crust for an extra nod to nostalgia.

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    Gale Gand's Grilled Buttermilk Bread Pudding with Rhubarb-Pear Compote

    It's like French toast for the grill -- only better. Impress your guests by draping it in a dreamy compote starring real vanilla beans, red wine, orange juice, pears, and rhubarb. Bon appetit!

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