18 Rhubarb Recipes To Love Beyond Rhubarb Pie

We all know classic rhubarb pie, but the spring darling can also be used in jams, mousses, and so much more

bySAVEUR Editors| PUBLISHED May 12, 2020 7:49 PM
18 Rhubarb Recipes To Love Beyond Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb takes the spotlight in this bright, rose-colored crisp, sweetened with strawberries and topped with a crunchy poppy seed crumble topping, from Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of Brooklyn’s Ovenly. Get the recipe for Wine-Poached Rhubarb and Poppy Seed Crisp ». Matt Taylor-Gross
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Rhubarb is the intensely tart spring vegetable that the food world can't get enough of. Like ramps, the arrival of rhubarb is a heavily anticipated and exciting marker of the season. Although the leaves should not be eaten, the stalks have a unique flavor that makes for one of the best pie recipes. But true rhubarb fans know that rhubarb is so much more versatile than just a pie filling. Here are our favorite rhubarb recipes,from airy rhubarb mousse to sweet rhubarb-strawberry jam and wine-poached rhubarb and poppy seed crisp.

Rhubarb Jam

For an easy, splatter-free jam, make it in the oven. This version adds floral flavors to sweet-tart rhubarb with vanilla bean and rosewater (we recommend Carlo for its fresh flavor). If you don't care for rosewater, omit it; the vanilla will still bring plenty of fragrance. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Jam »

Rhubarb Muffins

Sour cream and lemon zest support tart rhubarb in these muffins while vanilla seeds and brown sugar mellow its edge. A crunchy almond streusel plays off the crisp stalks and adds a nutty contrast. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Muffins »

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Celery and Rhubarb Vacherin

This pastel-hued dessert, from Kristen Murray of Portland, Oregon's Måurice, consists of a simple sponge cake layered with stewed rhubarb, celery semifreddo and sorbet, and crisp meringues, all surrounded by sugary rhubarb soup. Get the recipe for Celery and Rhubarb Vacherin »

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

In these portable fruit pies, Rice wine vinegar makes the flavors really pop. Get the recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies »

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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

In the style of a tarte Tatin, rhubarb is caramelized until soft before being topped with batter and baked. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Tarte Tatin »

Strawberry Rhubarb Pate de Fruit

One of the best ways to preserve fresh rhubarb? Turn it into candy. Get the recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pate de Fruit »

Wine-Poached Rhubarb and Poppy Seed Crisp

Rhubarb takes the spotlight in this bright, rose-colored crisp, sweetened with strawberries and topped with a crunchy poppy seed crumble topping, from Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga of Brooklyn's Ovenly. Get the recipe for Wine-Poached Rhubarb and Poppy Seed Crisp »

Cheesecake with Charred Rhubarb Compote and Sliced Strawberries

Charring your rhubarb in the oven makes for a deep, almost smoky compote. Put it on everything. Get the recipe for Cheesecake with Charred Rhubarb Compote and Sliced Strawberries »

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Pops

These refreshing frozen treats come from pastry chef Jen Yee at New York City's Lafayette. Get the recipe Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Pops »

Rhubarb Mousse

This sweet-tart creamy dessert can be eaten chilled or frozen in ramekins. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Mousse »

Rhubarb Granita

Strawberries give color and sweetness to a simple and refreshing rhubarb granita. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Granita »

Spiced Braised Rhubarb

Orange juice, honey, and spices reduce into an intense syrup while tenderizing the rhubarb in this fruit compote. Get the recipe for Spiced Braised Rhubarb »

Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel

These muffins are hearty, nutty, and zesty—the perfect combination. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Muffins with Almond Streusel »

Rhubarb and Berry Compote

This tart-sweet compote with a hint of spice is wonderful spooned over vanilla ice cream. Get the recipe for Rhubarb and Berry Compote »

Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam

A summery rhubarb-strawberry pairing is as beautiful in a jam as it is in a pie. Get the recipe for Rhubarb-Strawberry Jam »

Rhubarb Fizz

This bubbly cocktail makes the most of rhubarb season. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Fizz »

Rhubarb and Angelica Jam

Angelica, the herb used as a main flavoring component of Chartreuse, adds a distinct anise aroma and flavor to this sweet-and-tart rhubarb jam. Get the recipe for Rhubarb and Angelica Jam »

Rhubarb Compote

Cooking the rhubarb quickly is the secret to this compote from pastry chef Michael Laiskonis. By peeling the rhubarb before dicing and tossing it into a hot sugar syrup, he minimizes the cook time, preserving the rhubarb's bright flavor. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Compote »