4 Brilliant Recipes for a Rhubarb-Filled Summer

Rhubarb is one of the true pleasures of our bountiful local growing season. These recipes, which highlight the star ingredient, are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Discover our 4 recipes featuring colourful, vibrant rhubarb, as well as some ideas on what to do with the leftovers!

1. Rhubarb and Cream Cheese Pastry

This puff pastry dessert is a mouthwatering work of art. With its thin layer of cheesecake and red and green stems cut into ribbons, it’s such a pretty dish to present at the table. The colours may change depending on the rhubarb variety, which is what gives this dessert its striking checkerboard effect.

2. Fruit Salad with Confit Rhubarb

Rhubarb is fragile, and can’t handle any direct heat. If it’s put into an airtight bag with sugar and water, then immersed in a boiling water bath for a brief time, it becomes candied without breaking apart thanks to sous-vide cooking.  This gentle heating method will produce tender pieces and a slightly sweet syrup, which is then used in our chic fruit salad recipe. 

3. Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

On the one hand, we have the sweetness of the strawberry, and on the other, the tanginess of rhubarb compote. Add a bit of cinnamon to this classic duo, and it’s love at first bite for the perfect combination of apple crumble and your grandmother’s rhubarb pie.

4. Mini Cakes with Mascarpone Cream and Pan-Roasted Rhubarb

In this recipe, we roast the rhubarb stems. The ideal texture is firm enough that they still hold their shape, yet once you bite into them, they will melt in your mouth. It’s also hard to remain immune to the combination of rhubarb and vanilla bean—a delightful pairing.

Are you a fan of rhubarb? Try our RICARDO Strawberry-Rhubarb Pudding Cake in sheet cake form sold at IGA store across Quebec!