13 Tastiest Rhubarb Recipes You Should Try

13 Tastiest Rhubarb Recipes You Should Try

Rhubarb is arguably one of the most underrated fruits out there, so whilst other people might make a great fuss of the inclusion of delicious apples and sweet blackberries in their dinner-time desserts, we believe that rhubarb is a way of providing a bit of variety to your dessert rotation, which is we’ve compiled a list of some of the tastiest rhubarb recipes that you should try! 

So if you want to explore the full range of sweet treats and desserts that are possible with the inclusion of the ever underrated fruit: Rhubarb!

Rhubarb Eton Mess

We’re starting off strong with this delicious version of the classic Eton mess.

Whilst the usual Eton mess recipe will call for the inclusion of strawberries, this one instead opts for the more inspiring choice of rhubarb. 

Alongside the sweet rhubarb, are 6 super simple ingredients that help to create a dessert that is absolutely sure to blow away your guests.

Making the rhubarb Eton mess is really easy too, which is especially convenient if you are cooking an especially complicated starter and main course for your guests. 

 So easy to make, gluten-free, and something that is sure to be a complete hit with your friends and family!:

Rhubarb Compote

Springtime is the last real chance you get to make use of the super vivid pink Rhubarb, so why not use it in this wonderful rhubarb compote?

Whilst this dish might not be the most elaborate of all desserts, there is absolutely no doubt that this super dessert is going to make an excellent addition to your meal times. 

This recipe also makes use of some delicious and extravagant flavors, with orange zest, vanilla pods, as well as cardamom pods too, which is a great way of really packing your dessert with flavors that are going to truly wow your guests. 

The best thing about this compote is its versatility, whether you have it in the morning on top of some oats, mixed in with some yogurt, or even heaped on top of some crumpets, keeping this compote around is sure to be a big help!

White Choc Panna Cotta And Stewed Rhubarb

This white chocolate panna cotta makes excellent use of rhubarb as an accompaniment and is a great dessert if you want to try and make a dessert that truly doesn’t hold back when it comes to taste and flavor. 

This recipe might take some practice when it comes to making it, which is a result of the combination of intricate ingredients and the molding of the Panna cottas.

Both the white chocolate Panna cottas and the stewed rhubarb compliment each other perfectly, so if you want to really impress your guests with a flavorsome combination, then this is most certainly the dish to choose. 

Rhubarb And Apple Pie

Apple pie is delicious on its own, so why not make it even better by adding some gorgeous, vivid rhubarb to the mix to really accentuate the tangy nature of the apples found inside of the apple pie! 

Everyone loves an apple pie, so this new take on it is sure to pique the interest of all of your guests, all whilst making the absolute most of the peak of rhubarb season. 

So if you want to make your very own rhubarb and apple pie, which can feel like a big hug at the end of the cold winter’s day, then you should definitely check this recipe out! 

Spiced Rhubarb Crumble

Nothing quite says winter warmer the way a crumble does, and this crumble isn’t just filled with loads of super tangy and delicious rhubarb, but it has also got the added benefit of cinnamon, ginger, and star anise which really helps to give this crumble a sophisticated and grown-up taste. 

Of course like any crumble, you can serve it up with ice cream or pouring cream, however, do you really want to be eating cold cream or ice cream on your piping hot crumble in the wintertime? Of course not!

This is exactly why you should accompany this crumble alongside some warm custard, to really accentuate the warmth provided by the spices. 

Upside Down Ginger And Rhubarb Cake

Want something of a showstopper to follow up from your incredible main dish? Then this recipe certainly has all the qualities you need to really shock the crowd!

With white chocolate, sweet forced rhubarb, two different types of ginger and to be served alongside a big helping of thick clotted cream, you really can’t go too far wrong with this incredibly unique cake. 

Rhubarb And Brown Sugar Cobbler

Rhubarb’s unique color alongside its fantastic taste is exactly why those who are aware of how good it is, love it so much.

However, we still feel that rhubarb perhaps doesn’t get the credit or appreciation that it deserves. 

This brown sugar cobbler hides rhubarb’s vivid color well upon first appearances, but once you cut it open it bursts to life!

So if you’re introducing someone to rhubarb for the first time, then this is certainly one way to make an entrance!

This one is best served with pouring cream, which will really compliment the sweetness of the cobbler!

Rhubarb Ginger And Chilli Jam

Want a break from all of the desserts? No worries, as this rhubarb, ginger, and chilli jam is here to spice up your life in a way that you didn’t know you needed!

This jam is the ultimate accomplice to cheese and other savory snacks if you’re looking for a way to really revitalize your dishes for the season. 

What’s great about jam is of course just how long you are able to keep it stored away!

You won’t need to worry about expiry dates as long as you preserve this jam properly, so you can enjoy it long after rhubarb is out of season! 

Flakey Rhubarb And Custard Tart

In the winter it’s often quite hard to find something that is going to suit those afternoons where you just want something sweet to pick you up and carry you through those cold days.

Thankfully, you won’t need to search any longer with this super flakey and delicious rhubarb and custard tart recipe!

The flakiness of the tart, and the sharp punch of the rhubarb, all combined with the amazing star anise custard, is going to ensure that your afternoons are brightened up and brimming with enjoyment with this dish around. 

Bread Butter Pudding With Rhubarb And Custard

This take on a British classic is a great way of making use of any loaves of bread that you might have going to waste, and is rich and super moreish too!

What’s great about this dish is that not only is the pudding indulgent and tasty, but it’s also incredibly beautiful too, thanks to rhubarb’s ever-vivid pink color and the contrast with the yellow of the custard, so if you want a dish that’s going to catch some attention, this is most certainly it. 

So, easy to make, hearty and filling, this dessert is a winter must! 

Rhubarb With Breakfast

Do you love rhubarb so much that you’re trying to worm it into your first meal of the day?

Well, we don’t blame you, and with these serving suggestions, we think you’ll be finding a lot more rhubarb on your breakfast table sometime soon! 

Stewed rhubarb is a great way to start your day, and can be served fresh from the oven or chilled depending on what you’d prefer,  so serve it alongside some oats or porridge for a warm start on a cold day, or if you’d prefer something chilled, then it makes great company for some fresh yogurt too! 

Rhubarb Shortcakes

These rhubarb shortcakes will make a fantastic lunch time treat, and really set the scene for something impressive with their bright pink filling.

Plus, they make a great alternative to the usual choice of strawberries!

If you want to go really extravagant on the inside, then you most definitely need to make the cream up too, as this will provide the perfect partner to the rhubarb’s really punchy flavor. 

Rhubarb And Ginger Fool

As you can tell, rhubarb and ginger make for a great combination across a whole variety of dishes, which is an ode to the versatility of both of them really.

This super creamy rhubarb and ginger fool is going to be a favorite amongst your friends and family.

Super sweet, creamy, and served alongside shortbread or ginger biscuits, this dish is an amazing way to treat yourself to something truly special.

Making the fool is relatively easy too, so don’t worry about it being too complicated if you’ve never made it before, and just remember, practice makes perfect. 


We hope you’ve enjoyed these rhubarb recipes, and whether you’re a fan or not, we hope you give them a try!

Helena Forsite