Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday.... Rhubarb

What is it?........................ Rhubarb

Where does it grow?......... All over the United States

How do you prepare it?... There are several ways, but it is mostly used in desserts.

What does it taste like?..... Tart and tangy

Have you ever tried it?...... Yes

What recipe would you suggest using this mystery Ingredient?.....

Rubarb Cherry Crisp

1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup grated coconut
4 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margarine, butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans 
1.In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the rhubarb, cornstarch and sugar. Stir in the water. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and bubbly. Stir in the cherry pie filling, coconut and vanilla extract. Set aside
2.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3.In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture is evenly crumbly. Press 2 cups of this mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish. (Needs to be a glass baking dish, not metal) Spread the rhubarb mixture over the crust. Stir the chopped nuts into the remaining crumb mixture, and sprinkle over the top of the fruit.
4.Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is crisp and golden. Serve warm topped with ice cream or whipped topping.


  1. It's Rhubarb

    We used to have a row of it growing beside our detached garage (in a former home)

    It is most commonly used in pie, but other things too - crunch, bread, etc.

    It is sour/tart

    I tried it, but didn't like it.

    Recipe for it???

  2. Yummo - love rhubarb pie with meringue on top....

    Also love it in jam and I've had coffee cake with it in....

    Doesn't really matter to me how it is, just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

  3. Strawberry rhubarb pie....yummmmm

  4. Have you ever tried rhubarb punch? I went on a garden tour in Fort Collins, CO and one house served was delicious!! If you'd like the recipe, email me. I am not a huge rhubarb fan, actually I could never get myself to taste it before...what a surprise!

  5. I love love rhubarb... What about a rhubarb sauce to serve over some vanilla ice cream... yummo..

  6. Strawberry Rhubarb pie is my all time FAVORITE pie!

  7. rhubarb grows around here in se pa. I have only had it in strawberry/rhubarb pie. I love the tartness it gives to the sweet strawberries.