'rhubarb' on Serious Eats

From The Pastry Dungeon: Rhubarb and Lime Pavlovas

Pavlovas are a traditional Australian/New Zealand dessert. A shell of crisp, airy meringue encases a pillowy marshmallow center. They are classically served with sour passion fruit or kiwi to offset the sweetness of the meringue. Here, pretty pink rhubarb with tart, buttery lime curd makes an excellent substitution and a colorful spring dessert. More

Preserved: Apple Rhubarb Conserve with Almonds and Apricots

I've always considered apples to be strictly a fall and winter fruit. Who wants a boring old granny smith when there are strawberries, cantaloupes, and nectarines to be had? But then last summer I had my first taste of rhubarb-apple pie. I loved the sweet-tart flavor combination, and how the tender pieces of apple paired with the silky rhubarb. This week, I combined the two in a conserve studded with toasted almonds and dried apricots. More

Preserved: Rhubarb Rose Water Jam

Made from distilled rose petals, rose water has a distinctive floral flavor. It is a common ingredient in many countries, including Turkey, Iran, India, and France. While it looks innocent enough in the bottle, it packs a serious punch and a little goes a long way. It can be used in both savory and sweet dishes, but I especially love it paired with spring produce like berries and rhubarb. More

Pie of the Week: Rhubarb Pie

Contrary to calendars and thermometers, for me it's not really spring until the first blush of rhubarb graces New York City. Of course, half the fun is the anticipation; the weeks spent watching and waiting for it to appear. Once it arrives, rhubarb-mania ensues. You'll find me folding it into batters, slow cooking it into compotes, juicing it for sorbets, and canning it for jam. Before all of that, however, I pay homage to the splendid simplistic beauty of rhubarb by baking it into a pie which, above all other expressions, is the best form that rhubarb can possibly take. More

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