Rhubarb Takes Center Stage

While tart rhubarb is often paired with sweet strawberries in desserts, Chowhounds also love giving it a starring role on its own. For a treat to dress up anything from ice cream to scones, try CHOW's Roasted Rhubarb Compote (pictured) or this rhubarb curd, which biondanonima calls "delicious."

KiltedCook replaces the called-for blackberries in Alton Brown's grunt recipe with rhubarb, and says it's "[q]uick, easy and oh so tasty." magiesmom likes rhubarb cobbler made with ginger in place of the vanilla and half the cornstarch called for. The cake portion of this rhubarb pudding cake is "moist and vanilla-y with a lovely crumb," says katecm, who recommends cutting the rhubarb in "super small" pieces because the cake doesn't bake long.

Discuss: your best rhubarb crisp, crumble, cobbler, buckle, etc?

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