Sunday, 17 May 2009

Rhubarb Meringue Dessert

It's Rhubarb season.
No, not the heated argument, quarrel, dispute, disagreement, controversy, dust-up, run-in, set-to, fracas, hassle, donnybrook,or even a brouhaha kind.
Rhubarb, the vegetable, is at it's full blown best at my home.
Who would have believed it is a veggie, don't tell the kids!

It originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago, and was initially cultivated for its medicinal qualities.Rhubarb is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber.Rhubarb can be used to colour hair, scrub clean burnt pots...Some folks say the finest quality rhubarb is grown in Michigan, Ontario, Canada.
I would say they are right!
So on this rainy grey Saturday made a lovely rhubarb dessert, tangy, light, easy to make.

1st layer;
1 c. flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
Blend mixture for crust.Pat into 9x9 inch pan. Bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

2nd layer;
3 egg yolks
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1/3 c. cream
2 1/2 c. rhubarb chopped in to small pieces
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients together for 2nd layer. Pour into baked crust. Then bake 40 minutes at 325 degrees.

3rd layer;
3 egg whites
6 tbsp. sugar
About 5 minutes before baking of 2nd layer ,beat egg whites slowly adding sugar.Beat to soft peaks.
Spoon meringue over rhubarb layer. Place in oven again and brown meringue - 15 minutes at 325 degrees.
Watch carefully at this point , do not over cook meringue.

Can be served warm or cold.

Love mine warm.
If you try it, please let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to try Rhubarb but didn't know where to start. I will try this recipe this coming weekend and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

willow said...

oh my rosemary the beginning of your blog made me laugh! i love rhubarb! aaron's nana has a great recipe for strawberry and rhubarb jam...i should hunt that down!

verobirdie said...

I love rhubarb, I miss rhubarb (it won't grow here).
From the pictures I can tell your dessert is yummy.

Rosemary said...

Cher; hope you enjoy it!

Willow;jams are on my agenda this summer too.

Verobirdie; tis yummy, too bad it won't grow in your area.

Rosanne said...

Oh this would be tangy and sweet all at the same time.

Hendria said...

wow..this sounds really good... I love rhubarb.....
I finally found Valentine Rhubarb so next year I should be able to pick it.

Ottawa Gardener said...

Timely recipe, I am going to try it. That looks delicious.

Sherry said...

Looks like this was Yummy!