30 Delicious Rhubarb Desserts Recipes

30 Delicious Rhubarb Desserts Recipes

30 Delicious Rhubarb Desserts that you can make with rhubarb from the market, your garden or allotment.

This collection of rhubarb recipes is full of wonderful ideas for warm and chilled desserts, crumbles, tarts & pies, cakes, bars, and ices. I hope it will be as useful a recipe resource to you as it is to me!

30 Delicious Rhubarb Dessert Recipes

What is Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a hardy perennial plant with pink, red or pale green stems that are most often used in desserts like crumbles and pies.

It has a tart flavour and is too sharp to eat raw, but combined with sugar and other ingredients it has a delicious tangy taste. 

How do you grow rhubarb? 

Rhubarb is grown from a crown.  This is a thick rhizome that is planted just below the surface of the soil.

Rhubarb plants like lots of moisture and you need to mulch the plant to keep it from getting too dry. 

When is rhubarb in season? 

The best rhubarb is available in Spring.  The earliest rhubarb you can buy is forced, this means it has been grown in the dark. Forced rhubarb has pale pink stems and is tender and sweet.  

Rhubarb continues to grow throughout the summer but as the season progresses the stems become tougher.

Rhubarb Crown and picked stems

My garden rhubarb

I have several well-established crowns of rhubarb in my garden. They have been in the garden for at least 50 years and pop up every year providing lots of delicious rhubarb stalks. 

Rhubarb Tarts & Pies

Rhubarb Tarts and Pies are probably the most popular rhubarb desserts. There are lots of ways to ring the changes too with some great fruit combinations.

Easy Rhubarb Tart Recipe
A simple rhubarb tart recipe. Make your own shortcrust pastry or use all-butter readymade.
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Rhubarb Tart

Sometimes a simple rhubarb tart is all that you need. This recipe includes a simple shortcrust pastry enhanced with ground almonds and filled simply with rhubarb.

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette – Everyday Delicious
Almond galette filled with sweet strawberries and slightly sour rhubarb is the simplest tart you can make.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Galette

Strawberries are a popular fruit to combine with rhubarb, especially in the USA. This Strawberry Rhubarb Galette from Everyday Delicious looks very pretty.

Cinnamon Apple Rhubarb Pie – Sustain my Cooking Habit
The tartness of rhubarb plus the sweetness of cinnamon apples give this simple apple rhubarb pie recipe a unique flavour that perfect for spring!
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Cinnamon Apple Rhubarb Pie

I would never have thought of combining rhubarb with apples and cinnamon, but it’s a great way to stretch a small quantity of either fruit to make a tasty dessert.

Rhubarb Strawberry Tart – My Kitchen Love
Easy Rhubarb and Strawberry Tart with a luscious lemon filling and flavourful rhubarb and strawberry topping.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

This Rhubarb Strawberry Tart from My Kitchen Love is a slightly different take on a rhubarb tart. It has a creamy lemon filling topped with strawberries and rhubarb.

Rhubarb Crumbles & Crisps

A very close second to the pie comes the humble rhubarb crumble or crisp. This easy recipe of soft sweetened rhubarb that combines so well with a delicious baked topping, mix the rhubarb with other fruits for a bit of variety.

Classic Rhubarb Crumble
A classic combination of tart seasonal rhubarb and sweet oaty crumble, it’s the perfect dessert to serve with custard. 
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Classic Rhubarb Crumble is always the first recipe I make with the rhubarb from my garden, it’s so easy to make and a real crowd-pleaser. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble from Sneaky Veg
Served with vanilla ice cream, this strawberry rhubarb crumble is the perfect summer dessert. This recipe has less added sugar.
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strawberry rhubarb crumble

Add strawberries to your rhubarb crumble and you can use less sugar, what a clever idea from Sneaky Veg.

Apple & Rhubarb Crumble- Greedy Gourmet
An apple and rhubarb crumble recipe is so easy to make. Moreover, it is inexpensive because it uses humble ingredients, like apple and rhubarb.
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Apple & Rhubarb Crumble

This crumble recipe from Greedy Gourmet, combines apples and rhubarb to make an inexpensive and easy dessert.

Rhubarb Crisp Recipes

As far as I can see Rhubarb Crisp is another name for a Rhubarb Crumble although sometimes there is an oaty crumble on the bottom as well as on top of the dessert.

The Best Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp – Sustain my Cooking Habit
This dessert is a perfect combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb in between crunchy layers. It’s a simpler alternative to the classic strawberry rhubarb pie.
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Strawberries and rhubarb are sandwiched between sweet crunchy layers in this easy dessert from Sustain my Cooking.

Cherry Rhubarb Crisp – My Sequinned Life
Cherry rhubarb crisp packs sweet, tart, and buttery all into one perfect springtime dessert. Sweet cherries, lots of rhubarb, and a spiced oatmeal crisp topping make this easy rhubarb crisp recipe something special.
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Cherry Rhubarb Crisp

I love the idea of a Cherry Rhubarb Crisp from My Sequinned Life, a really inspired combination of fruits.

Gluten-Free Dessert

Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp – Faithfully Gluten-Free
Fresh juicy strawberries pair perfectly with the tart rhubarb in this easy gluten free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a drizzle of heavy cream, Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is sure to be a springtime favourite.
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It’s good to have a Gluten-Free option and Faithfully Gluten-Free has provided a suitable recipe for a GF Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Warm Rhubarb Desserts

Crumbles are not the only warm desserts you can make with rhubarb. Here are five very different warm rhubarb desserts for you to make.

Warm Rhubarb and Raspberry Meringue Dessert
A delicious combination of a trifle and a meringue dessert. Soft sponge is topped with fruit, custard and then a crisp meringue is baked on top.
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Layers of Rhubarb and Raspberry Meringue Dessert

Warm Rhubarb & Raspberry Meringue Dessert combines elements of trifle and warm meringue pie and it is really good.

Rhubarb & Ginger Clafoutis – Lost in Food
Rhubarb and Ginger Clafoutis, a classic flavour combination using the best of new season rhubarb and marrying it with the sweet fiery heat of stem ginger.
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Rhubarb & Ginger Clafoutis

This pretty dessert from Lost in Food combines warm, sweet stem ginger with rhubarb in a simple Clafoutis dessert.

Rhubarb Fritters – Baking Sense
Hello rhubarb lovers! Are you ready for Rhubarb Fritters? Chunks of fresh rhubarb are embedded in a sweet, yeasty dough which is spiced with cardamom & Grains of Paradise. The fritters are fried until golden brown and iced with a glaze made from the rhubarb juice.
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Rhubarb Fritters

I am always interested in different recipes and I am intrigued by these Rhubarb Fritters with their flavourings of cardamom and grains of paradise.

Gluten-Free Dessert

Strawberry Rhubarb Gratin from Mad about Macarons
A gluten-free, stress-free dessert. Simplicity where oh-so-sweet strawberry meets acidic-but-comforting rhubarb. All it needs is some bubbly and we’re really talking red carpet treatment.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Gratin

The best ingredients cooked simply in this gluten-free and stress-free Strawberry and Rhubarb Gratin from Mad about Macarons.

Chilled Rhubarb Desserts

Rhubarb is too tart to eat raw, so cook it and cool it to make some gorgeous chilled desserts.

Rhubarb and Orange Fool
A perfect balance of sweet and sour in this fruity, creamy dessert.
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Rhubarb and Orange Fool in glasses

Rhubarb and Orange Fool is a very simple recipe combining roasted rhubarb, orange zest and whipped cream. Find out more about this classic British dessert, check out the recipe.

Rhubarb Eton Mess – Christina’s Cucina
Rhubarb Eton Mess is a super simple dessert that will make any rhubarb lover swoon, and hopefully, convert a few others into rhubarb lovers!
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Rhubarb and Meringue

Eton Mess is a classic recipe usually made with strawberries, but this time rhubarb is the star of the show in this recipe from Christina’s Cucina.

Roasted Rhubarb Summer Pudding – Baking Sense
Roasted Rhubarb Summer Pudding may look a little fancy in these photos, but it is so simple to make. Store-bought white bread is soaked with strawberry syrup and filled with roasted rhubarb.
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Roasted Rhubarb Summer Dessert

Summer Pudding is another classic British dessert. Baking Sense has included roasted rhubarb in this sweet summer berry delight.

No Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake -Food Meanderings
This quintessential Canadian no bake light rhubarb cheesecake is not only red & white and low-fat, it boasts a dark chocolate Oreo cookie crust, coupled with a rich, creamy white chocolate and red rhubarb-strawberry marble filling Fennel gives it a unique and subtle hint of licorice. And all of this in 30 minutes and without even turning on your oven!
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Slice of Rhubarb Cheesecake

I love cheesecake and this No-Bake Rhubarb Cheesecake from Food Meanderings combines rhubarb, strawberries and white chocolate with an oreo base. That sounds pretty good to me.

Rhubarb Cakes

Rhubarb is a great addition to a cake if you are careful with the quantity of liquid. That touch of acidity enhances the sweetness, just like in a Lemon Drizzle cake.

Peach and Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
The perfect dessert cake, it can be eaten as warm or cold as a dessert with cream, yogurt, custard or ice-cream. It's also great with a cup of tea or coffee.
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Sliuce of Peach and Rhubarb Updside Down Cake

Peaches work really well with rhubarb and this versatile cake can be serve warm as dessert or cold as a coffee cake.

Rhubarb Coffee Cake -Our Happy Mess
This rhubarb coffee cake, with a sweet and crunchy streusel topping is great to have around for snacking, breakfast, or a little sweet bite at the end of a meal.
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Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a simple rhubarb cake with a crunchy streusel topping from My Happy Mess. It’s ideal to enjoy with your coffee or tea.

Vanilla Rhubarb Bundt Cake – My Kitchen Love
Spring has sprung! Dive into it with this bright and tasteful Vanilla Rhubarb Bundt Cake
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Vanilla Rhubarb Bundt Cake

This Vanilla Rhubarb Bundt Cake from My Kitchen Love is such a pretty cake. I love how the stalks of rhubarb are arranged carefully around the base of the cake.

Gluten-Free Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Cake -Glutarama
A delicious rhubarb cake with the added warmth of ginger. This recipe can be made gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free so it is also suitable for a vegan diet.
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Gluten Free Rhubarb and Ginger Cake

A Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble Cake from Gluterama that tastes just as good when made gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free! That’s quite an accomplishment and perfect for a vegan diet.

Rhubarb Bars

Bar cookies and desserts are a great standby, they are easy to make, serve and eat. here are some great ways to include rhubarb in your bars.

Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars
A sweet oaty base topped with rich, smooth baked cheesecake layered with pieces of tart, roasted rhubarb, and even more rhubarb puree swirled on top. 
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Rhubarb dessert

Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars are probably my favourite rhubarb dessert. The combination of the flapjack-like base, creamy cheesecake and sharp rhubarb is just about perfect.

Rhubarb Flapjack Oat Bars – Baking Queen 74
Sweet oat bars with a filling of sharp rhubarb, ideal for breakfast or as a snack.
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Rhubarb Oat Flapjack Bars

Rhubarb Flapjack Oat Bars from Baking Queen 74 are ideal for packed lunches or home time snacks for children and adults.

Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crisp Bars – Noursihed Simply
A twist on the classic crisp recipe. These strawberry rhubarb oat crisp bars have the same yummy taste of traditional crisp recipes, but are perfectly portion-controlled (and less messy)! 
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Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crisp Bars

Another oat bar, this time Strawberry Rhubarb Oat Crisp Bars from Nourished Simply. These tasty bars have a layer of fruit sandwiched between two oaty layers, easy to eat and less messy.

Rhubarb Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Coffee with us 3
Rhubarb Cake is sweet and delicious, and a great way to use up your rhubarb abundance!
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Rhubarb Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A soft Rhubarb Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting. This cake from Coffee with Us 3 would work perfectly for dessert or an afternoon tea treat.

Frozen Rhubarb Desserts

Rhubarb is not generally associated with frozen desserts, but the recipes below show just how versatile it can be.

Roasted Rhubarb ice Cream (No Churn) Curly’s Cooking
Incredibly delicious and will leave you wanting more. This Roasted Rhubarb Ice Cream is a simple no-churn delight! You will love this!
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Rhubarb Ice Cream

No-Churn Ice Cream recipes are so simple to make, especially if you don’t have an ice cream maker. Curly’s Cooking has made a Roasted Rhubarb Ice Cream with this simple method.

Rhubarb Rose Sorbet -Mad About Macarons
A pretty pink refreshing sorbet that’s ideal for hot summer days. This sorbet is elegant enough to serve as a palate cleanser at a dinner party and simple enough for an everyday treat.
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Rhubarb Rose Sorbet

Simple, elegant and with an intense rhubarb flavour and a hint of rose, I think this Rhubarb Rose Sorbet from Mad about Macarons is worthy of a place on everyone’s summer table.

Delia’s Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream – Christina’s Cucina
Rhubarb crumble ice cream is a wonderful way to use rhubarb when you don’t want to eat it baked, roasted or stewed. The flavor definitely is reminiscent of a baked rhubarb crumble and you’ll receive rave reviews!
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Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Too warm for Rhubarb Crumble? Here is the solution, Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream from Christina’s Cucina, all the flavour and texture of a rhubarb crumble in a frozen dessert.

Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles – Urban Bliss Life
These Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles are a refreshing way to enjoy the yummy strawberry rhubarb flavor combo!
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Strawberry Rhubarb Mint Popsicles

If you need to cool down then these Strawbery Rhubarb Mint Popsicles from Urban Bliss Life look just about perfect.

30 Delicious Rhubarb Desserts

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