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4 Perfect Rhubarb Recipes for Spring

Sweet and savoury dishes that benefit from the strong, tart taste of rhubarb.

poached-rhubarb
(Photo: Beaucoup Bakery.)

1. Poached Rhubarb with Hibiscus and Vanilla Bean

This versatile recipe from Beaucoup Bakery is delicious on a tart, but can also be used to soak and top a plain cake, as a breakfast topping on yogurt or in a variety of pastries.

MORE: How to Style a Rustic-Chic Brunch with Beaucoup Bakery’s Jackie Kai Ellis

Rhubarb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Don’t just guess if your rhubarb-marinated pork tenderloin is ready—use a thermometer! (Photo: Clinton Hussey.)

2. Rhubarb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Apples

In this dish from Brian Misko (of House of Q) pork tenderloin is marinated and topped with a special rhubarb, orange juice, vinegar and brown sugar mixture that your dinner guests will love.

Rhubarb-and-Quark-Cheese-Strudel

3. Rhubarb and Quark Cheese Strudel

Straight from the recipe repertoire of renowned Vancouver pastry chef Thomas Haas, here’s the creamy cheese and tangy rhubarb-filled strudel that helped him get to the top. Easily substitute traditional, ultra-thin strudel dough for frozen puff pastry from your local grocery store and it still tastes delicious.

(Photo: Jelger Tanja.)
(Photo: Jelger Tanja.)

4. Rhubarb Crumble

Does anything satisfy like a rhubarb crumble with a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream? Here’s a great (and simple) recipe from Railtown Catering you can whip up in a flash.

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