2 Easy Rhubarb Recipes To Impress Family And Friends

2 Easy Rhubarb Recipes To Impress Family And Friends


Rhubarb is a tasty veggie that provides the health benefits of fruit and the tartness of a vegetable. It is low in calories but high in fiber and Vitamin C. Rhubarb is also fat-free and contains no cholesterol. It’s perfect for pies, but it’s also a great choice for jams, preserves, and other sweet recipes. Here are some easy rhubarb recipes that you can use to impress your family and friends.

How To Cook With Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a tart vegetable, so you need to add something sweet to balance the flavor. Rhubarb is often used in pies, tarts, and cakes, but rhubarb can also be used to make other desserts and bread. Rhubarb is also a great addition to marinades, pickles, jams, and sauces.

Easy Rhubarb Recipes For Cake

Rhubarb has the reputation of being a vague and complex plant, with a reputation of being difficult to grow. No wonder, when you take a closer look at the rhubarb plant, it looks like a gigantic weed. The rhubarb plant (a.k.a. the pie plant) is a perennial, which means it lives for 1 year and then dies.

easy rhubarb recipes
Rhubarb can be used to make other desserts and bread

Making a cake is a great way to use up the plentiful rhubarb that’s currently in season. Try baking this delicious rhubarb cake with a recipe from one of the Co-op’s Member-Owners. The top of the cake will be a bright, crimson red, but underneath, it will moist and delicious. Won’t you try baking a rhubarb cake today and try it out with help from the recipe?

Rhubarb Cake Recipe

Mix up a quick and easy rhubarb cake for your next event
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people


  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups rhubarb (or other fruit)


  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, stir together oil and sugar, making sure they are well blended. Add egg, baking soda, flour, salt, and vanilla. Blend in sour cream until smooth. Fold in the cut up rhubarb or other fruit. Pour into prepared baking dish, spreading evenly.
  • In a seperate bowl mix together walnuts, sugar, and cinnamon until well combined. Sprinkly on top of the cake before baking, or halfway through the process.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.


Great recipe that can utilize other fruit besides rhubarb as well.
Keyword Quick, summer

Easy Rhubarb Recipes For Bread Pudding

Rhubarb is a favorite springtime plant in New York. It’s also a favorite for baking and cooking. In this recipe, we use rhubarb to make a bread pudding. A bread pudding is a fruit-dense dessert that is often served cold. There are many different ways to make a bread pudding, but it usually includes bread, fruit, sugar, and eggs.

There are many different kinds of bread that are used in bread pudding, including white, Italian, and french bread. The Co-op’s Country White bread that’s baked in the Carriage House works perfectly for this recipe.

Rhubarb Bread Pudding Recipe

Try an unusual take on a classic rhubarb dessert
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 1 lb rhubarb cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 lb bread crumbs stale or dried out works best


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • dots butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Combine rhubarb, 1/2 cup sugar, and cubed bread in baking dish.
  • Beat together eggs, sugar, half and half, milk, and nutmeg. Pour custard over bread and rhubarb mixture. Be sure to push down and make sure everything gets damp. Let sit for at least one hour, or overnight.
  • Dot the top of your bread pudding with pats of butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Bake in water bath if possible.
Keyword Quick, summer

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