4 Easy Rhubarb Desserts You'll Want to Make Every Day This Spring

These gorgeous desserts will be the star of your spring table.

This scrumptious dessert requires just 15 minutes of hands-on time, then leave it to the oven to bake your cake to perfection. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake.
Photo: Marcus Nilsson

Contrary to popular belief, rhubarb doesn't need to buddy up with strawberries for it to shine in a vibrant fruit dessert. When you're buying rhubarb, look for thick, firm stalks with ruffled leaves (which you'll remove before cooking). To store it, wrap the bunch in a damp paper towel, transfer to a sealed plastic bag, and refrigerate for up to 5 days. But with this collection of delicious rhubarb desserts, we bet it won't last in your fridge for that long.

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Rhubarb Galette

Rhubarb Galette
This simple rhubarb filling is spiked with fresh ginger, taking it from great to simply divine. The galette is delicious with a homemade pie crust, of course, but because the rhubarb is the star, a store-bought crust will do just fine. Get the RecipeRhubarb Galette. Joseph De Leo

This simple rhubarb filling is spiked with fresh ginger, taking it from great to simply divine. The galette is delicious with a homemade pie crust, of course, but because the rhubarb is the star, a store-bought crust will do just fine.

Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Galette

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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

This scrumptious dessert requires just 15 minutes of hands-on time, then leave it to the oven to bake your cake to perfection. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake.
Marcus Nilsson

This fuss-free dessert styles itself—no need for frosting. To serve, slice into squares and serve with vanilla ice cream. You may as well make copies of the recipe now, because everyone will be asking.

Get the recipe: Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

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Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart

Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart
This super-simple sweet is yet another reason to love your cast-iron skillet. You'll lay in the crust, top with the rhubarb mixture, then fold the edge of the dough over the fruit to create pleats. Serve directly from the skillet with whipped cream. Yum! Get the Recipe:Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart. Christopher Baker

This super-simple sweet is yet another reason to love your cast-iron skillet. You'll lay in the crust, top with the rhubarb mixture, then fold the edge of the dough over the fruit to create pleats. Serve directly from the skillet with whipped cream. Yum!

Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart

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Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote

Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote
Sure, we like this fresh fruit compote spooned over ice cream for a colorful new take on sundaes. But the versatile sauce can be made savory, too—try it on plain yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast. Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote. Greg DuPree

Sure, we like this fresh fruit compote spooned over ice cream for a colorful new take on sundaes. But the versatile sauce can be made savory, too—try it on plain yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast.

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