How to Use Fresh Rhubarb in 3 Easy and Delicious Recipes

Rhubarb from your garden is a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in various sweet and savory dishes. This tangy and vibrant plant can be a great way to add a burst of flavor to your cooking.

Rhubarb Recipes

In this article, I’ll share three easy and delicious recipes that highlight the unique flavor of fresh rhubarb. Whether you prefer a classic crumble, a tangy compote, or a sweet and flavorful jam, these recipes are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration for how to use fresh rhubarb in your cooking, keep reading!

Rhubarb Crumble


  • 4 cups rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the chopped rhubarb with the granulated sugar and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, rub the flour and butter together until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the light brown sugar.
  5. Pour the rhubarb mixture into an ovenproof dish and top with the crumble mixture.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the crumble is golden and the rhubarb is cooked.

Rhubarb and Ginger Compote


  • 4 cups rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 knob of ginger, peeled and grated


  1. Place the rhubarb, sugar, and grated ginger in a saucepan and stir well.
  2. Cook over low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb has broken down and the mixture is thick and syrupy.
  3. Allow the compote to cool before serving. This can be enjoyed on its own, with yogurt, or as a topping for ice cream.

Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam


  • 4 cups rhubarb, trimmed and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 4 cups jam sugar (sugar with added pectin)
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Place the rhubarb, strawberries, and lemon juice in a large saucepan.
  2. Cook over low heat until the fruit has softened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the jam sugar and stir well.
  4. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  5. Boil for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened and reached setting point (105°C on a sugar thermometer).
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before pouring into sterilized jars. Seal with lids and allow to cool completely before storing in a cool, dark place.

Rhubarb is a fantastic ingredient that can add a unique and delicious twist to many sweet and savory dishes. These three easy rhubarb recipes are a great starting point for anyone looking to experiment with this versatile plant. From the rich and crumbly crumble to the tangy and flavorful compote, each recipe offers a distinct take on the tart and vibrant flavor of rhubarb. So don’t be afraid to try something new and incorporate some fresh rhubarb into your next meal or dessert.


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