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Recipe Reveal: Rhubarb Upside Down Crumb Cake


Got fresh rhubarb? A moist Rhubarb Upside Down Crumb Cake will put it to good use.

Rhubarb is the happy harbinger of spring. It’s the first crop of the season to pop up in home gardens in Connecticut, so it’s welcomed with open arms. Tall green and red stalks jut out of the ground surrounded by massive leaves proudly announcing their arrival. Rhubarb is still here in June, but its season is almost over. It hangs on just long enough for strawberries to arrive, which is why I Imagine rhubarb is often paired with strawberries in recipes such as Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Technically a vegetable, rhubarb is usually treated like a fruit because it is very sour and nearly impossible to eat without adding sugar or other sweeteners. When I was a kid, I remember pulling a stalk off a rhubarb plant growing in our yard in Massachusetts and taking a quick bite, expecting it to taste like pink celery. Oh no. Soooo sour! Couldn’t even finish chewing that one bite. Read more…

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