Rhubarb Cobbler

Recently a friend of mine brought me some rhubarb plants.  She had bought more than she needed so passed these along to me.  I went to plant them and noticed that my rhubarb plant had shot out and was growing after the rains we had.

I’m so excited about these!!  Anytime anyone wants to share rhubarb, I’m you girl!!

I picked some rhubarb and went to the house to make something with it.  I like trying new recipes and Hubby is a great food tester.  He’ll try anything.  He’s a real trouper and finishes most everything too…so to the recipe books I went.  I got the Mississippi Valley Quilter’s cookbook and decided to try the first recipe I had all the ingredients for no matter if it sounded odd.

This is the recipe I found.


I’ve apparently not made a cobbler before because as I went along, I was sure this wouldn’t turn out….PLEASE NOTE I DOUBLED THE RECIPE THAT’S WHY MY PAN IS 9 x 13.

First I put the rhubarb down.  Then I put the batter down and it would barely cover the rhubarb…then cover it with a sugar mix….


..and then pour two cups of water over the top.  I took pictures because it seemed so weird!


How can this globby mess turn into anything???

….but an hour later I had this….rhubarb-cobbler-5

and an hour after that, I had this.  Oh my YUMMY!!!   This is the new rhubarb recipe that is here to stay.  Man-oh-man this is good.


Hubby declared it his new favorite.  We both laughed as we were both sure there was misprint or typo in the recipe.  No way did it sound or seem like it would turn out!!


11 thoughts on “Rhubarb Cobbler”

  1. I love this recipe. I’ve used it for years. It’s good with any fruit: apples, pears, berries, peaches, pie cherries – you name it and it comes out delicious! Add a tsp. of cinnamon to the sugar mix and the apples shine.

  2. My favorite is from a lady at my church who just mixes a yellow cake mix and pours it over sugared rhubarb and puts chopped nuts on top, bake for an hour at 350 degrees. My boys devour it every time.

  3. This is a good old fashioned recipe–I got mine from my mother-in-law. She loves rhubarb and has many good recipes. I’m out of town right now but I will try to remember to send you one.

  4. You like cake mixes & are now enjoying rhubarb, right? This is for you, we love it and fight over it up here in AK (when there’s only 1 pan at our favorite BBQ of the yr.)rhubarb grows very well here as do many things with 24 hrs of daylight. lol P.S. I’m sorry about getting snitty in a previous blog about the leggings thing. It was a very,horrific, sad, week for me & I commented when I shouldn’t have. Forgive me, please? I do enjoy your blog so much. You can serve this warm with icecream, whipcream or nothing at all & it’s so simple. Rhubarb Custard Cake


    1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
    4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup heavy whipping cream
    Whipped cream and fresh mint, optional


    Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with rhubarb and sugar. Slowly pour cream over top.
    Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and mint if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.

    Editor’s Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

  5. I have made many rhubarb recipes and this is one I have not tried. I have saved the recipe and will try to get some rhubarb to try it. My husband loves rhubarb anything. Thanks for sharing

  6. Bonnie Lippincott

    I am so happy to read this post! I thought I was misremembering my childhood! These strawberry pies you BAKED remind me I’m not! I live in California and the only strawberry pies you can get here are fresh strawberries in a crust with this sweet red “sauce” all over it. It’s good, but I remember BAKING strawberry pie as a kid. We were a big pie making family and l loved the strawberry pie! I have my mothers recipe box and there is not a recipe for any strawberry pies. I imagine you make it like any baked berry pie.
    Thanks, again, for these wonderful memories!

  7. We are having a time of it getting rhubarb to grow in our garden. But we keep trying. Bought some at the farmers’ market while we wait for our own. I have pinned this recipe and can’t wait to try it. All I have is a recipe for rhubarb pie. Thanks for always sharing with your readers.

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