Rhubarb Recipes

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A few years back a friend of mine gave me a rhubarb plant. Since then I have enjoyed using it in different recipes.  Here are some of our favorites:

Rhubarb Jam
(This jam placed 2nd at our local fair one year when I entered it.)

16 cup rhubarb, cut fine
6 3/4 cup sugar
2 lemons juiced

Mix rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice.  Let stand overnight in the fridge. Boil mixture 30 minutes or until temperature reaches 220 degrees. Pour boiling into hot jars.  Leave 1/4" head space.  Adjust caps.  Process 10 min. in boiling water bath.  Makes 5 pts.

Rhubarb Cake
(This is to-die-for!  Even those that don't like coffee or rhubarb eat this...I should know because Tim claims to hate both!)

2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup shortening

2 t. cinnamon
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Add alternating:
1 cup cold coffee
3 cups flour

Mix in:
3 cups finely chopped rhubarb

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts (optional on the nuts or you could substitute with oatmeal).  Bake 45 min. in a 350 degree oven.

Rhubarb Pudding Cake
(This is my grandma's recipe)

Cook together:
4 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup water

Mix together and then put in the bottom of a pan and spoon the rhubarb mixture over it:
1 cup flour
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1 t. vanilla

I don't have the baking instructions. Grandma never wrote them down.  But you can put the cake in a 9 inch square baking pan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cake is done.


Rachel said...

I love rhubarb....love it.

My parents had a plant in their garden. I think I need to go and find one.

Thanks for sharing the recipes. Yummy!!


KimSD said...

I am going to make that rhubarb cake this week! We have a small patch of rhubarb in our yard and it's ripe! Thanks for another great recipe!

Denise said...

Am just rediscovering my love for rhubarb this year!! Don't think it grows as far south as FL, so I have to buy frozen. I just created a mango rhubarb bar yesterday that turned out really yummy. These recipes look great!! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Denise- Can you share your mango rhubarb recipe with me?