If the idea of eating rhubarb brings up childhood memories of your grandmother’s kitchen, it’s time to get reacquainted with this diverse vegetable. Despite its tart taste, rhubarb can be used in a variety of tasty recipes like pies, muffins and jams.
Here’s a few recipes to help you add rhubarb to your diet.
A traditional British dessert, this crumble is a cross between cobbler and pudding. A recipe from BBC’s Good Food includes rhubarb, thick vanilla custard, walnuts and an optional dash of port. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare and one hour to bake. Just be prepared to convert measurements from the metric system. For example: one ounce = 28.35 grams, whereas 200 degrees Celsius = 392 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Due to its tart flavor, chefs often pair rhubarb with sweet fruits, particularly berries. “Farmhouse Rules” host Nancy Fuller from Food Network shares a quick and easy recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. She uses a homemade crust, but you can use a pre-made crust to save time. Or, go southern with a fried version inspired by Southern Living‘s list of “Portable Picnic” recipes. These hand pies include fresh strawberries and orange zest, making them perfect for brunch or barbecues.
Want a healthier option that works for a snack or breakfast? This muffin recipe from the Mayo Clinic skimps on the sugar, using more natural sweeteners such as applesauce, grated orange peel and orange juice. The pecans are also a great source of fiber, thiamin and copper.
Rhubarb and Orange Refresher
Quench your thirst with this beverage recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research, which includes agave and orange juices. For a bubbly version, mix in seltzer with Martha Stewart’s Rhubarb Syrup.
Are you a rhubarb enthusiast? Comment with your own recipes below.