Beyond Pie: 5 Ways to Bake With Rhubarb

Rhubarb, I've learned, is one of those things that people either really love or really hate. Passionately. I'm in the 'really love' category and although it's still not as abundant in our farmer's markets here as I'd like for it to be, there have been plenty of opportunities to experiment with it in the kitchen lately.

Sure, there was strawberry rhubarb pie, a deep-dish rhubarb crisp, and even shortcakes using sweet, softened chunks of the beautiful spring stalk. But so often, the imagination ends there with rhubarb which is too bad because there are so many wonderful ways to use it, sweet or savory. Today I thought I'd leave you with a few unique recipes that are inspiring me to branch out with rhubarb. Maybe, just maybe, they'll have the same pull on you.

Try a Recipe:
Rhubarb Compote - I Made That
Rhubarb Raspberry Pavlova - Martha Stewart
Chocolate Rhubarb Cookies - The Pioneer Woman
Mexican Rhubarb Chocolate Chunk Brownies - The Food Network
Rhubarb Cheesecake - Nigella Lawson

Related:
Rhubarb! 9 Tangy-Sweet Recipes for Spring
Roasted Rhubarb Clafouti

(Image: Megan Gordon)