Possibly the best dessert in the entire world! Tart, sweet, and with the best crumble topping I have made yet. I usually halve the recipe but I am including the full amount here. It is from Nigella Lawson's cookbook "Feast". It can be made in advance (the crumble topping separate from the rhubarb) and stored in the fridge or freezer. You don't need to thaw the topping before proceeding.
This easy, old fashioned family recipe goes back more than 5 generations - from Kate Kelly of Kanata, Ontario! Make your own pastry base or buy a ready made shell to save time. You can aso make this with a full pastry or lattice top. Try adding a tsp of orange zest to the filling - its delicious!
This great pie recipe comes from the Company's Coming - Gifts from the Kitchen. I find a large pie is sometimes too much for me, so I have made 6 or 7 small 5" pies using this recipe. I bake them in the meat pie pans and then freeze them. That way I can take out one pie and enjoy it without having the rest of the pie to temp me. I also freeze my rhubarb and strawberries in these required measures and keep them in a separate container in the freezer, knowing then these are the right measurements for this favourite pie recipe.
From Phil Vickery's Proof of the Pudding. Not yet tried (timings are approximate and please note that there's a good bit of prep for this that needs to be done in advance) but posted here for safe keeping. I know it's not rhubarb season any more, but I've still got a bunch in the freezer so I was looking for something to use it up on. Sounds delicious...
A delicious cookie crust, a sweet-tart creamy custard loaded with rhubarb, topped with an (optional) amazing meringue. Works with frozen or fresh rhubarb. RHUBARB GROWING HINTS: water freely while it is growing; fearlessly remove the flower buds (they look kind of like white broccoli) before they open--if you don't the plant puts more effort into flowering than in making thick juicy stalks--can't have that!; harvest stalks throughout summer, then discontinue plucking spears in early August; snap off or cut stems at the base (right above the ground); rhubarb leaves are a GREAT mulch around the rhubarb bed, to keep the weeds down.
This is my favorite dessert and is the first one I made when rubarb is fresh in season!!!! Its really easy to make but it still tastes great!!!! If you don't have a 9x11 inch pan and you are using a 9x13 inch pan maybe reduce the time slighty as the cinnamon might begin to burn!
A nice summer treat served with either ginger ale or champagne. Can be frozen in a pan or made in a 2-quart ice cream freezer and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions. Time to make doesn't include freezing time