Delicious and nostalgic Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler

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Delicious and nostalgic Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 20, 2023

Transport yourself back in time with this classic dessert. This Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler is a delightful combination of tangy rhubarb and a sweet crumbly topping. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate comfort food treat. The recipe is easy to follow and the result is a mouthwatering dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth.


  • 4 cups of rhubarb, diced
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup of boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the diced rhubarb, 1 cup of white sugar, and lemon juice. Mix well and let it sit for 15 minutes to allow the rhubarb to release its juices.
  3. In a separate bowl, prepare the topping by combining the flour, 1/2 cup of white sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the cold butter using a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Pour the boiling water into the flour mixture and stir until just combined. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  5. Spread the rhubarb mixture evenly into the greased baking dish. Spoon dollops of the batter over the rhubarb, leaving small gaps for steam to escape.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the rhubarb mixture is bubbling.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve the Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Rhubarb is often referred to as the 'pie plant' because it is commonly used in pies and cobblers.
  • The leaves of the rhubarb plant are toxic and should not be consumed.
  • Rhubarb is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a healthy dessert option.