Rhubarb is only here for a brief time and you have to make the most of its beautifully pink, tangy, crunchy goodness. Start at the top of this list and work your way down, one juicy stalk at a time. And we’re here to help when it comes to how to select rhubarb from your farmers market or grocery store. Easy Rhubarb Crisp An obscenely easy, sweetly tart rhubarb crisp that you simply must experience at least once. (Although we doubt you'll be able to stop at just once.) Easy Rhubarb Jam Making preserves was never so easy or gratifying as with this foolproof old-fashioned recipe. Just four ingredients and an occasional stir. No prior canning experience required. Swear. Cardamom Panna Cotta with Rhubarb A lovely and light refresher with a tangy topping, steeped with warming cardamom. Easier to make than you might think, this elegant panna cotta is a simple stunner. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam This small-batch refrigerator jam from the famed Sarabeth's Bakery takes barely any effort and just half an hour. And simply stash it in the fridge. No canning required. Rhubarb-Ginger Crostata Crostata loosely translates from Italian as "the easiest riff on pie ever." (Not really.) Which means you could—and should—toss it together countless times during rhubarb's crazy short season. Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap. Steel-Cut Oats with Rhubarb Applesauce Our latest incentive to get out of bed in the morning. Sweet, tangy, pale pink applesauce is going to rock your breakfast. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Ginger Crumb Topping A classic spring coupling, this melding of rhubarb and strawberries takes the form of sweet tart pie filling burbling beneath ginger-inflected goodness. Rhubarb Brown Sugar Pie Dare we say this is better than your mom's rhubarb pie? We dare. This lovely rendition flaunts a lovely custard filling with sweet-tart rhubarb atop an impossibly buttery and flaky crust. Almond Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote A gorgeous dessert, this almond cake has a rich, buttery flavor and toasted almond topping. Serve with strawberry-rhubarb compote or seasonal fruit. Bluebarb Pie Tart rhubarb collides with sweet blueberries to create some serious summer pie envy among strawberry rhubarb loyalists. Rhubarb Pie Just like grandma used to make—sweet but tart, with a jammy filling and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Use fresh or frozen rhubarb to make your pie dreams come true. Rhubarb Vodka Rhubarb vodka. Yep. It's a thing. And you're going to want to make this tipsy spring tonic again and again and again. Peach and Rhubarb Jam Tart rhubarb and sweet peaches collide in this ode to early summer that helps you recall better days even during the doldrums of winter...provided you can make it last that long. Rhubarb Sour A rhubarb sour made with gin is probably not how your grandma chose to use those sweetly tart spring stalks. Her loss. Rhubarb and Pistachios over Thick Yogurt This flamboyantly neon concoction pairs tart rhubarb with rich Greek-style yogurt and nutty pistachios. Indulge at breakfast or dessert.
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