Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb!

by jerseygirl on June 1, 2009 · 34 comments

Lately everywhere I look I see it….. in food magazines, in the blogosphere, on food websites. If you are a foodie, you will run into a rhubarb recipe. I have never baked with it and wanted to see what the rage was all about. So I went to the farmers market and picked some out. After some chopping, processing and baking, I came up with this delicious moist cobbler.

I love rhubarb paired with strawberries. I can say I like more tart than sweet when it comes to fruity desserts. I like tart so much that I added a Meyer lemon to the recipe. It gave the dessert a lot of tang. This is great served warm with a little whipped cream or ice cream served on top.

I am keeping this post short and sweet (or should I say short because I don’t want to be tarty?). I know, bad joke but it is time for me to get out and about as it is a beautiful day.

Meyer Lemon Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

filling:
4 cups chopped, cleaned rhubarb
16 ozs strawberries, sliced (about 3 cups)
2 1/2 TBS tapioca
3/4 cup sugar
zest and juice of one Meyer lemon

topping:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 TBS baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
6 TBS butter, cut into cubes
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 TBS turbinado sugar

Combine filling ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture turns to a fine crumb. Add egg and buttermilk. Mix by hand until a soft dough forms. Pour the fruit mixture into a large deep dish pie plate or a large rectangle baking dish. Spoon the soft dough on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until top is golden and fruit is bubbling. Cover with foil if topping starts to brown too much.

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Pam June 1, 2009 at 11:17 am

I’ve never cooked with rhubarb but I have been seeing so many tasty recipes for it lately – especially this one!

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Mary June 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Lisa, this looks luscious and the addition of Meyer lemon is inspired. Enjoy your day out.

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Patsyk June 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Looks delicious! My husband loves strawberry-rhubarb pie, so I know he’d love this as well!

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♥Rosie♥ June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Lisa your “Lemon Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler looks absolutely gorgeous!! I have some rhubarb ready for picking in my garden and this looks such a treat to use it in :0)

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Aggie June 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I just bought my first rhubarb yesterday! Your cobbler looks great, I may do something similar with it!

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That Girl June 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm

We are so on the same wavelength. I decided last week out of nowhere I wanted to make a strawberry rhubarb pie – which I had never made before. Right now I have strawberry rhubarb oatmeal bars in the oven!

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Lucy June 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Great post….just love that rhubarb, and here you have it paired w/my favorite!!!

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Jennifer June 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I was tempted to buy some organci rhubarb at our famers market (most recent post) on Saturday but I was not sure when I would have a chance to play with it or have a recipe in mind. Will you make more in the future? try some other applications?

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Lynda June 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm

This looks so yummy; I’ve always put strawberries in with my cobbler, but I know that rhubarb and Meyer lemon would be delicious!

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Chef Jeena June 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Looks gorgeous, I love strawberries with rhubarb and with the added lemon sounds lovely Lisa.

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Bridgett June 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

I love the meyer lemon addition…looks so decadent.

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Debbie June 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Looks out of this world fantastic. I also love strawberries paired with rhubarb..always a winner!

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Annie June 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I love tart fruit desserts too! I always add lemon to my fruit pies. Your cobbler looks excellent!

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teresa June 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I need to get with the program and get some rhubarb of my own! This looks SO good!

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Katrina June 2, 2009 at 12:58 am

Ooh, that looks really good! I just did a strawberry/rhubarb upside down cake. Your cobbler looks delicious!

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Lori June 2, 2009 at 5:55 am

Mmm, it looks so good – I can just smell it now!

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Adam June 2, 2009 at 8:42 am

If there’s something I miss about the NE now, it’s rhubarb. I agree that it has a nice tarty flavor, so I’m with ya 🙂

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kat June 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

Oh that just looks soooo good!

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finsmom June 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Wow, that sounds crazy good!
I LOVE RHUBARB! There are so many tasty ways to use it! I love the lemon addition!

I will be making this soon! YUM!

Thanks for sharing!

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Bunny June 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm

I wish we would have more than just 2 days of sunshine in a week, we’ve had so much rain it’s depressing! I’ve never had rhubarb, but your right, I’ve seen tons of recipes using it, I think I should try it!

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco June 2, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Have never eaten anything with rhubarb. Sounds yummy, though. – John

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Emaline June 3, 2009 at 2:39 am

Lisa you had me at Ryubarb! I LOVE it! I haven't seen a good rhubarb recipe forever! Great choice!

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Theresa June 3, 2009 at 6:39 am

Love rhubarb!

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Juliana June 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

Your rhubarb, Meyer lemon and strawberries cobbler looks terrific…my mouth is watering at the pictures…looks really yummie! Nice pictures!

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Leslie June 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I still have yet to cook or eat rhubarb. I suppose I better get on the bangwagon

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Robin Sue June 3, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Great looking cobbler. I am going to have to get me some rhubarb. I never have cooked with it before!

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Maria June 3, 2009 at 10:28 pm

I am loving rhubarb season. I hope I have enough left to make this cobbler!

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Liz June 3, 2009 at 11:51 pm

From one Jersey girl to another…I just found your blog and I love it!!

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The Blonde Duck June 4, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I'm still enchanted by the PB cupcakes!

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Clumbsy Cookie June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

You're right! Rhubard is everywhere this days! Lovely cobbler! I bet the meyer lemon was lovely with it and the strawberries!

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Liz - Meal Makeover Mom June 7, 2009 at 9:33 pm

I wish I had rhubarb in my garden, but luckily I have a local farm that sells awesome freshly-picked produce. Your recipe looks so delicious and perfect for the season!

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HoneyB June 8, 2009 at 5:39 am

I love rhubarb! This cobbler looks yummy. I only wish I had access to more. Its funny you never find rhubarb in the stores up here. We find it in our gardens (all except for mine! LOL. next year though…)

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Kevin June 19, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Strawberry an rhubarb are a great combo and the lemon would brighten it up nicely. The cobbler looks great!

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