Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

"Where I grew up rhubard grew wild on the sides of the road. We'd pick some and grandma would make us this totally awesome pudding."
 
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Ready In:
25mins
Ingredients:
6
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a saucepan mix together all except strawberries and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often, until rhubarb begins to release its juices.
  • Reduce heat and simmer until rhubarb is tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Cool and add strawberries. Top with whipped cream or drizzle with plain cream. Also good topped with a creme fraiche.

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  1. 55tbird
    Wonderful!! I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon cloves and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. I cooked 2 cups strawberries with 4 cups rhubarb. I used 1 1/2 cups sugar and no water. I also used 6 Tablespoons tapioca. I cooked it in the microwave, covered, stirring every 3 minutes til tapioca was cooked. Will for sure make this again!!
     
  2. Sarabi
    This was great! The strawberries helped mask the rhubarb tartness. And, I might have put a few extra strawberries in too. ;) Rhubarb is something to eat once a year in my book. This recipe increases the likelihood we'll have rhubarb more often. Thank you for sharing!
     
  3. lesbon
    Excellent recipe! I am always looking for new rhubarb recipes but I made some changes since I didn't have any strawberries. I substituted a cup of frozen blueberries and cut the water back to a half a cup. My husband and daughter loved it. This is a definite make-again dessert!
     
  4. freeflow85
    Absolutely Awesome!!!! I love the strawberry- rhubarb combination and this was my favorite dessert my grandmom made just for me as a child! I used frozen rhubarb and put all ingredients(except the strawberries) in the microwave for about 15 minutes stopping it 2-3 times to check and stir.<br/>I let it cool a bit then added strawberries. Tasted yummy! Then added raspberries; more yummy. Decided to throw in blueberries but they didn't soften so I put the hole bowl back into the microwave for 2 minutes; blueberries softened just right and everything melded together. Decided to put in 1/2 lemon that was in fridge and few shakes of cinnamonf. I guess I invented a 4 fruit pudding! Thanks!!!
     
  5. Seasons
    Very nummy! I put the sugar on the rhubarb over night in the fridge... when cooking I added a splash on Lemon Juice to the mixture. Took away the tartness. I forgot the whipping cream because it wasn't in the ingredients... LOL... so my kids had ice cream on there... very good substitute. Love it!! Just what I was looking for. Gluten-Free. Also I am doing 1/4 inch pieces on my 2nd try because it was to strong for the kids. I loved it!! Oh and I cooked 6 strawberries in with the mixture... nummy!!!!!!! Update: I added a tiny bit of salt and orange peel this time!
     
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