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Rhubarb Desserts

Anya Hoffman

Anya Hoffman

June 09, 2014


We love rhubarb for the energizing tartness it brings to sweets. Here are a few recipes to try while these springtime stalks are still in season.

Port-Poached Rhubarb with Ricotta and Walnut Crumble

Homemade ricotta transforms this exceptionally simple dish, but high-quality, store-bought ricotta will work in a pinch.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crunch

No time to bake a pie? This crunch delivers the same tart, jammy flavor in less than half an hour.

Greek Yogurt Mousse with Poached and Candied Rhubarb

Candied rhubarb: it's our newest obsession. Tart, sweet, and so hard to stop eating. For a simpler version of this dish, pair the candied and poached rhubarb with a dollop of thick, creamy Greek yogurt.

Goat's Milk and Rhubarb Semifreddo

Italian for "half cold," a semifreddo is a great recipe to serve at a dinner party: it can be made entirely ahead of time and looks lovely when served atop a vividly hued strawberry, rhubarb, and lemon thyme coulis.

Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

This twist on a kitchy classic uses puckery rhubarb instead of the typical pineapple. Made in ramekins, the recipe yields six individual portions as opposed to a single large cake.