11 rhubarb recipes

11 Best Rhubarb Recipes To Try Before Summer

Tart and tangy rhubarb is easy to incorporate into wholesome baked goods. We’re sharing our best rhubarb recipes so you can enjoy the fresh taste of spring while you wait for summer fruit to arrive. 

11 best rhubarb recipes

A chilly spring in New Brunswick means that rhubarb season is just getting underway…

Here are a few tips for baking with rhubarb. Be sure to add your tips to the comments below.

Be sure to add your tips to the comments below!

Pick your favourite(s) from our list of 11 best rhubarb recipes below, including a unique Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce.

Our 11 Best Rhubarb Recipes

Rhubarb Cornbread

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

Rhubarb Compote with Molasses Kiss Yogurt

Streusel Top Rhubarb Muffins

Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Ginger Cardamom Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

Roasted Rhubarb Gingerbread

Rhubarb Apple Pie

Rhubarb Pie

Comments

  • June 2, 2021
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    Margrit Weber

    Made the Rhubarb juice today. So a great recipe. Taste great and goes fast. Did the double recipe

  • May 31, 2021
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    Are there recipes for rhubarb leaves??? Can they be cooked like greens? This is my first with this plant. I had planted in my yard for the beauty of the red plant stem. A touch of color during early spring.

    • June 9, 2021
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      Ann

      I thought rhubarb leaves were poisonous.

    • June 30, 2021
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      Meg

      Rhubarb leaves are poisonous. They can cause liver failure. Please do not eat them.

    • July 8, 2021
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      Irene Otteson

      Ida rhubarb leaves are poisonous. Do not eat them or compost them.

  • May 29, 2021
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    Joyce Robertson

    Love rhubard on toast!!

  • May 21, 2021
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    Sani

    How to freeze fresh rhubarb?….

  • May 19, 2021
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    Beth

    Rhubarb jelly is fabulous. The tang of the fruit offsets the sweetness nicely. Use your food process to grind the rhubarb and extract the juice.

  • June 9, 2018
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    Carol Dohan

    have found by adding 1 teaspoon of Vanilla, you can cut back on the amount of Sugar called for in the recipe.

    • June 11, 2018
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Carol, That’s a great suggestion and would work for all sorts of recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 22, 2020
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      Ruth McAllister

      Or almond extract works, too.

  • June 9, 2018
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    Carol

    Love your recipes

  • June 8, 2018
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    Lynda

    Yum! I enjoy rhubarb.
    Pies, crisps, stewed (compote), cakes. YUM!

  • June 8, 2018
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    Ann Wilks

    Oh, rhubarb, how I miss you. Oh, to taste you once again! So sad that we cannot grow you, or find you at the grocery store. Many things I had in Kansas can’t be found here on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Please give me some suggestions!

    • June 11, 2018
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      Crosby Molasses

      Hi Ann, I can think of no replacement for rhubarb. All I can suggest is that you travel north during rhubarb season, bring back an armload and preserve it in jars to use as you please.

      • June 2, 2021
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        Judit Maria Pavlovszky

        It’s also easy to freeze.

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