Easy Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

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Rhubarb cobbler is an easy, incredibly delicious dessert that jsut tastes like summer to me.   You can make this cobbler with any fruit, of course, but rhubarb cobbler is my absolute favorite.

rhubarb cobbler is easy to make, and sure to please any rhubarb lover.

I love fruit desserts, and especially tart fruit desserts, and extra especially rhubarb desserts.  Ok, so rhubarb is technically a vegetable.  That's not going to stop me from putting it in a cobbler!  I LOVE the stuff!

rhubarb cobbler on a white marble surface

And as much as I adore rhubarb pie, cobbler is way easier and faster to make.  

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Rhubarb Cobbler Recipe

Rhubarb cobbler in a clear dish, topped with vanilla ice cream

Rhubarb won't be around in the stores much longer, so grab it while you still can!  It freezes very nicely, so you can keep a stash for all your emergency rhubarb needs any time of year.  Yes, rhubarb emergencies are a thing.  I'll go to the grave defending that statement.

Rhubarb and sugar and a nutmeg grater on a cutting board

Rhubarb Cobbler Filling:

  • 4 cups sliced rhubarb
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated makes a huge difference!)

Rhubarb cobbler filling

Combine filling ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Cobbler topping ingredients

Rhubarb Cobbler Topping:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter

Unbaked rhubarb cobbler

Mix dry ingredients together, then cut in the cold butter (use a pastry cutter, or just two knives).  Mix in the beaten egg to form a thick dough.  If the dough is still too dry to hold together, add a few teaspoons of water at a time until it comes together.

Drop bits of the cobbler dough on top of the fruit filling covering the bottom of the baking dish.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.

Rhubarb cobbler

Let me note that this recipe calls for baking in an 11x7 pan, and I don't have one of those, so I improvised with the baking dishes I had, and made one larger and one smaller cobbler with this recipe.

Rhubarb cobbler in a glass dish, topped with vanilla ice cream, next to stalks and slices of fresh rhubarb.

This stuff is absolutely magical.  The sweet dough topping paired with the tart fruit--especially warm from the oven and topped with vanilla ice cream--is the stuff of summertime dreams.  

What's your favorite rhubarb recipe?  Post a link below so I can find some new and wonderful rhubarb recipes to add to my collection!

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