Roasted Rhubarb Gingerbread and other Rhubarb Recipes

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roasted rhubarb gingerbread and other rhubarb recipes

Is there anything more dependable than rhubarb?

Much like chives and fiddleheads it manages to turn a blind eye to the spring we have endured and grow its big leafy self. The arrival of rhubarb is proof that we have made it through another winter.

I love the old fashioned-ness of rhubarb, the way it was a staple in spring kitchens long ago and celebrated as one of the first edible signs of spring.

I love that in the back yard of old homes you can still find shed-sized patches of rhubarb with leaves the size of umbrellas. As kids we’d march around the yard sometimes, fanning one another with them and we’d try to eat the stalks raw, dipped in a little sugar, the thought of which can still make me squint.

When I was growing up the rhubarb was piled like wood in our kitchen, waiting for mom to make jam, compote and pie.

I love all of those classic recipes and have added some new recipes to my rhubarb repertoire

Family Favourite Rhubarb Recipes:

Ginger Cardamom Rhubarb Crisp

ginger cardamom rhubarb crisp


Strawberry Rhubarb Pudding Cake:

strawberry rhubarb pudding cake

Roasted Rhubarb Gingerbread:

Rhubarb loves spice. Draped with sugar-roasted rhubarb, this gingerbread is lovely and delicious.

Roasted rhubarb gingerbread


Julie’s Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce:

Rhubarb provides the tang to balance the sweet of this silky spring barbecue sauce.

Julie's rhubarb barbecue sauce

The first fruit pie of the season is cause to rejoice. (Although botanically speaking rhubarb is actually a vegetable). Rhubarb Apple Pie and Rhubarb Pie – take your pick. Both are classic recipes for rhubarb.

Rhubarb apple pieRhubarb pie

Rhubarb has a great nutritional profile.  So even though you need to cook it with loads of sugar there are some nutritional benefits to balance it out!

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2 thoughts on “Roasted Rhubarb Gingerbread and other Rhubarb Recipes

  1. Tina Stewart says:

    Hi Bridget,

    As always, thanks for the really good recipes. Just this week, I finally see the first leaves on my rhubarb plants and have high hopes (against all my non-green thumb odds) that I will eventually have rhubarb to use and enjoy in these recipes! I have also combined rhubarb with the gooseberries that grow so plentifully on the two bushes in our garden – tartness doubled! All the best, Tina

    1. Hi Tina, I love gooseberries but haven’t had them in years since they’re hard to find in the local markets. May be I should plant a bush!

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