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Celebrate Rhubarb Season With These Perfectly Sweet and Tart Treats

You know summer is right around the corner when the rhubarb is ready to harvest. What better way to put a bumper crop to use than a big batch of fresh-baked desserts?

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Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

“This rhubarb crumble ice cream combines two of my favourite desserts into one fantastic creation! If you close your eyes, it actually tastes like you’re taking a bite of fresh rhubarb crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Throw this into a waffle cone and enjoy a classic summertime treat!” —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta

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Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

“This strawberry rhubarb pie with frozen fruit recipe has become a favourite with us. My husband never liked rhubarb until he tasted this pie…now he asks me to make it often!” — Sandy Brown, Lake Worth, Florida

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Rhubarb Dumplings

“I love to try new recipes. When I served these at a recent family gathering, I got lots of compliments.” —Elsie Shell, Topeka, Indiana

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cream

“A friend gave me this recipe a long time ago. It’s rich and creamy yet refreshing. I make this often in early summer when rhubarb is readily available.” —Norma DesRoches, Warwick, Rhode Island

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Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

“These cheesecake bars layer a buttery pecan shortbread crust with a rich and creamy filling and sweet-tart strawberry rhubarb jam. For larger squares, cut into nine bars instead of 16.” —Amanda Scarlati, Sandy, Utah

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Air-Fryer Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

“Chock-full of berries and rhubarb, this pretty cobbler is the perfect finale for a dinner for two. Both the pecans in the topping and the delicious dessert sauce make it extra special.” —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Rhubarb Fritters

“I got this recipe from my niece’s son. Since we live in apple country, we have enjoyed apple fritters for many years. This rhubarb treat is a nice change for spring when apples are few and rhubarb is plentiful.” —Helen Budinock, Wolcott, New York

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Rhubarb Torte

“Each year when Grandmother asked what kind of birthday cake I’d like, I always said I wanted her rhubarb torte.” —Lois Heintz, Holmen, Wisconsin

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Rhubarb Cranberry Cookies

“I like the sudden hit of sweetness when you bite into the white chips. It really complements the tart flavour from the rhubarb and cranberries.” —Elaine Scott, Lafayette, Indiana

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

“I prepare this colourful dessert quite often in the late spring or summer when fresh rhubarb is abundant. People actually line up for a piece at church pot-lucks.” —Bonnie Krogman, Thompson Falls, Montana

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Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cake

“My great-aunt gave me this rhubarb cake recipe. It’s especially delicious when rhubarb is in season, and tastes even better with the old-fashioned milk topping. But you’ll love it even with frozen rhubarb and ‘modern-day’ whipped topping!” —Mairlyn Homola, Hazel, South Dakota

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