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The Best Rhubarb Recipes To Make This Spring

Every recipe you need to take advantage of this pink vegetable's short season.
04/13/2017 06:00am ET

Rhubarb is a star in springtime desserts, but you wouldn’t guess it from this spring vegetable’s natural flavor. That’s right, it’s technically a veggie. Rhubarb stalks, which are the part we eat, are naturally bitter. They cook down into something we can’t wait to take a bite of when paired with a hearty amount of sweetener. That’s why most recipes for rhubarb cook it into tender surrender, simmered down into a compote or baked into a pie.

Before you embark upon your rhubarb adventure, be warned: the leaves of the plant are poisonous. This is why when you pick up rhubarb at the farmer’s market you’ll only ever get the stalks. But keep this caution in mind if you should stumble upon the plant itself ― don’t mess with the leaves.

Now, back to the good stuff. Here are the recipes you need to make all your rhubarb dreams come true:

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Rhubarb And Honey Panna Cotta
Apt 2B
2
Rhubarb Fritters
Not Without Salt
Get the Rhubarb Fritters recipe from Not Without Salt.
3
Rhubarb Bars
Broma Bakery
Get the Rhubarb Bars recipe from Broma Bakery.
4
Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Cake
Sprinkle Bakes
Get the Rhubarb-Wrapped Pineapple Cake recipe from Sprinkle Bakes.
5
Baked Buttermilk Doughnuts With A Strawberry Rhubarb Brown Butter Glaze
Adventures in Cooking
6
Rhubarb and White Chocolate Blondies
Hummingbird High
Get the Rhubarb And White Chocolate Blondies recipe from Hummingbird High.
7
Easy Pickled Rhubarb
Girl Versus Dough
Get the Easy Pickled Rhubarb recipe from Girl Versus Dough.
8
Individual Rhubarb Tarts With Pistachios, Berries, & Shortbread Crust
Will Cook For Friends
9
Rhubarb Scone Sandwiches With Vanilla Bean Glaze
A Cozy Kitchen
10
Rhubarb Tart
Baking A Moment
Get the Rhubarb Tart recipe from Baking A Moment.
11
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars
Cooking Classy
Get the Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars recipe from Cooking Classy.
12
Persian Meringue Nests With Rhubarb Curd
Butter And Brioche
13
Rhubarb And Orange Blossom Cake
Delicious Everyday
Get the Rhubarb And Orange Blossom Cake recipe from Delicious Everyday.
14
Rhubarb Custard Tart
Pastry Affair
Get the Rhubarb Custard Tart recipe from Pastry Affair.
15
Strawberry Rhubarb Rose Galettes
The Bojon Gourmet
Get the Strawberry Rhubarb Rose Galettes recipe from The Bojon Gourmet.
16
Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake
Eat Little Bird
Get the Rhubarb Custard Tea Cake recipe from Eat Little Bird.
17
Rhubarb, Raspberry And Dark Chocolate Bread And Butter Cake
The Brick Kitchen
18
Rhubarb Panna Cotta Tart
Hummingbird High
Get the Rhubarb Panna Cotta Tart recipe from Hummingbird High.
19
Rhubarb Float
Our Seasonal Table
Get the Rhubarb Float recipe from Our Seasonal Table.
20
Rhubarb Ginger Muffins
Pastry Affair
Get the Rhubarb Ginger Muffins recipe from Pastry Affair.
21
Rhubarb And Rose Hand Pies
Hummingbird High
Get the Rhubarb And Rose Hand Pies recipe from Hummingbird High.
22
Rhubarb Curd With Pie Crust Crumble And Vanilla Meringues
Hummingbird High
23
Rhubarb Buckle
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Rhubarb Buckle recipe from Alexandra Cooks.
24
Rhubarb Ginger Bars
Pastry Affair
Get the Rhubarb Ginger Bars recipe from Pastry Affair.
25
Rhubarb And Rose Ramos Gin Fizz
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz recipe from The Dog's Breakfast via Food52.
26
Individual Apple & Rhubarb Pies
Delicious Everyday
Get the Individual Apple & Rhubarb Pies recipe from Delicious Everyday.
27
Strawberry-Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast
Completely Delicious
Get the Strawberry-Rhubarb Stuffed French Toast recipe from Completely Delicious.
28
Strawberry Rhubarb And Tarragon Tarte Tartin
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Strawberry Rhubarb and Tarragon Tarte Tartin recipe from Adventures in Cooking.
29
Raspberry Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding
Tartelette
30
Rhubarb Toaster Strudel
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Rhubarb Toaster Strudel recipe from A Beautiful Mess.
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