In-Season Recipe Swap: Rhubarb

In-Season Recipe Swap

My mom (whose garden is pictured above!) has a huge rhubarb patch. We've been blessed with fresh rhubarb from her in years past, making pies and sauce.

Rhubarb sauce, similar to apple sauce, is a delicious way to use lots of rhubarb! Cut rhubarb into thin slices -- to avoid strings -- and cook in a little water until tender. Stir in some sugar and enjoy! Rhubarb sauce can be frozen as well.

Today, however, we had a tasty Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp!

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

I was trying to think of a new way to prepare rhubarb, and decided to try pairing it with blueberries. The result was a beautiful and delicious fruit crisp!

Tossing the fruit with sugar!

The fruit in the bowl was so pretty!

My little helper today... :)

The Blueberry-Rhubarb Crisp is very simple to make. I think it took Eliyahu (3) and me about 20 minutes from start to finish! If you're picking your own blueberries you'll need to add some time for that though. ;)

Rhubarb seems to be one of those fruits (or is it a vegetable?) that can be paired with almost anything, actually.

Classic Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie recipe

One of the first recipes we put on this website was this Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Oh, so yummy!! Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Pie is just as good, but I haven't made it recently, so the photos are not as appetizing as they could be. ;) Same goes for the Cherry Rhubarb Dessert. I remember how excited I was about how "great" those photos had turned out! Oh, my. The things I've learned in 3 years' time! Surprised

Okay, I'm ready to check out your favorite recipes that feature rhubarb as a main ingredient! :)

How to participate:

Post your recipe, including your own photo of the food. Recipes must follow the week's theme, obviously. :)

Link to this post, and then come over here and let us know where to find YOU! Mr. Linky has issues, so just leave your links in a comment and I will manually add them to this post throughout the day. :)

Coming recipe themes: Strawberries (June 3), Green peas with edible pods (June 10), Blueberries (June 17) and Sour cherries (June 24).

1. Rhubarb Crumb Cake (Tereza)
2. Rhubarb Dumplings (Mary Ann)
3. Mom's Rhubarb Dessert (Snow White)
4. Rhubarb Strawberry Custard Tarts (Holly)
5. Rhubarb Sauce and Canned Rhubarb (Meredith)
6. Rhubarb Upside Down Cake (Ruth)
7. Rhubarb Muffin Tops (Jessica)
8. Rhubarb Bread (Becky)
9. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (Jill)
10. Lemon Bars with Rhubarb Topping (Meg)
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Comments

Are blueberries actually in season in June anywhere? They aren't ready for picking here until early to mid July.

I've read that blueberry "season" starts in May, but obviously it depends on the climate where you live. :) I think Blueberries peak in July! :)

mmmmmm your treat looks scrumptuous!

Here is mine
http://cookingwithlittles.blogspot.com/2008/07/rhubarb-crumb-cake.html

Tereza

Now how come I have never thought of that....seems like my mind is always stuck in red...strawberries and rhubarb, cherries and rhubarb...this will definately be on my list next month!

Here's mine....Rhubarb Strawberry Custard Tarts

http://mommysblessings.blogspot.com/2009/05/rhubarb-tart-challenge.html

Here's my link. = ) I was excited to see the rhubarb theme this week! The crisp looks yummy - I'll have to try it!

http://tapestriesoftheheart.blogspot.com/2009/05/rhubarb-upside-down-cake-topping-which.html

I love rhubarb and especially rhubarb crisps. Recently I made rhubarb muffin tops that turned out great and I plan to make and post about rhubarb crumb bars next week.

http://johnstonesvinblanc.blogspot.com/2009/05/grilled-cheese-with-mango-chutney-and.html

Sorry I forgot to link back to you at first..mommy brain was happening! Forgive me Miss Tammy! =o}

Yeah, you can't grow rhubarb in Georgia. It stays really small and dies when the weather becomes hot. Crazy since it grows like a weed in the north!

And yes, rhubarb is actually a vegetable, since you aren't eating the "fruit" or seed bearing part of the plant. Weird, huh?

STRAWBERRY RHUBARB SAUCE

4 c. strawberries
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. lemon juice
6 c. rhubarb

Cut rhubarb in 1 inch pieces. Cut berries in half. Combine all ingredients in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil and boil for 1/2 a minute. Pack into hot jars (fruit and syrup) leaving 1/2 inch head space. Adjust lids and process in boiling water (pints) for 15 minutes. Double recipe for 7 pints. One whole day in June for strawberry picking and canning.

I came on your site to find recipes for rhubarb! Wow! thanks! Perfect timing! lol

i wish I had a rhubarb plant! I love it!

I love, love, love rhubarb! I canned some strawberry rhubarb "jam" a few weeks ago that didn't set up very firm, so I've been using it as the middle layer of my gooey butter cake. My grandmother used to cook the rhubarb up with some strawberry jello, and keep it cold in the fridge to eat on toast. I love it this way, too. thanks, Tammy!

We love rhubarb! My dad grows it on his farm and my husband and I are the only ones who use it...so I'm making all that I can think of with this fresh delicious (veggie?)!

Here's my link...

http://moneysavindiva-lovefromthekitchen.blogspot.com/2009/05/strawberry-rhubarb-pie.html

I also linked up to my strawberry rhubarb jam within the post! It is so delish!

MoneySavinDiva

Golly Gee! My Auntie just posted a strawberry rhubarb pie on her blog and now there's a blueberry one here. How ever will I choose??

Never tried rhubarb with blueberries, sounds wonderful! I'm always excited to find more rhubarb recipes.
My link is http://megscookingcorner.blogspot.com/2009/03/lemon-bars-with-rhubarb-topping.html

Thanks for hosting this subject this week! We came home from a family Memorial Day visit with approximately 28 cups of rhubarb that are now in my freezer. My mom makes a great rhubarb jam, but unfortunately I don't have her recipe.

TopazTook

http://topaztook.livejournal.com

My neighbour gave me some freshly cut rhubarb 10 minutes ago. I hopped online to write down your recipe and just wanted to let you know I'm making this tonight for dessert!!! Thanks!!
Tereza

Just starting to can again and got some Rhubarb from a neighbor can't wait to try the Strawberry Rhubarb sauce sound really yummy.

Thanks

Lorrie

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