Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler
Rhubarb... who knew?

I'm a native Southern California girl...growing up with two lemon (one Meyer, one regular), lime, Fuyu persimmon, avocado, and guava trees in the backyard. My neighbor had a peach tree that hung perfectly near our playhouse. And we even had passion fruits growing near the front porch. I'm still in So Cal, visiting my farmer's market weekly to find excellent locally grown stone fruits, figs, grapes and delightful cherries and strawberries. I'm also in a serious committed relationship with the mango, papaya and lychee fruit.

Therefore, rhubarb and I never crossed paths.

When I told my co-workers I was going to have to find rhubarb for this recipe, someone said, "Isn't rhubarb for those people who don't have real fruit near them?" (Okay, I'll admit, that someone was me).

I did find organic rhubarb at Whole Foods ($5.99/pound!!) so I bought one stalk. When I was checking out, the cashier said she had just sold some...and that she also got a call from someone looking for rhubarb! So, if you are a Torrance, California TWD baker, shot out to you!

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie) Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)
Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie) Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)

How did it turn out? I just pulled it out of the oven and tried it...and I really couldn't tell. I made 1/4 of the recipe, but I think I used too much ground ginger. So everything tasted a little gingery (which is great), but it may have masked the true flavor of the rhubarb. The topping was great! I'll definitely use that again...probably with some stone fruits - especially the mango-flavored nectarines I get at the Farmer's Market.

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler (Tuesdays with Dorie)
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Pamela said... [Reply to comment]

This recipe was just okay for me, but your pictures make me want to lick the screen. :o)

Susie Homemaker said... [Reply to comment]

eeeek! $5.99 a pound!! well, it gives us southern gals a chance to use up our cheaper cali gals have all the citrusy cheapies!!
looks so good - and bravo for spending the $$ instead of opting out...hooray for you!!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Your pictures look great. My rhubarb was expensive too. Don't you hate paying so much for a vegetable?!

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

Those look totally adorable! And yummy!

Prudy said... [Reply to comment]

I grew up in Whittier, Ca with a great big huge Haas avocado tree. Now I have to shell out the big bucks every time I want guac.
Your pictures look so pretty! Gorgeous work

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

First your pics are beautiful! $5.99 a lb ouch! Lucky you to have all that wonderful fruit!

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That looks too delicious! I love how the juices run down the ramekin.

Rigby said... [Reply to comment]

Your little mini cobblers are cute! Glad you were able to find rhubarb!

Nickki said... [Reply to comment]

Great looking cobbler! Your pictures are lovely :)

marae said... [Reply to comment]

hah i am def guilty of that californian fruit mentality too...hehehe. i used cherries and black currants. your photos are fab!

kimberly salem said... [Reply to comment]

yum, your cobblers look great!! glad you liked the recipe. sounds like you live in a fruit paradise :)

Mari said... [Reply to comment]

I love making cobblers in ramekins, it somehow makes you feel extra special having your own individual portion!

Meandering Eats said... [Reply to comment]

Woohoo! Fellow So. Cal. native here. I've seen fresh rhubarb very rarely and I'm not a huge fan of the stuff. Bravo to you for sticking to the original recipe (I cheated and changed the fruit ;)). Your pictures are gorgeous!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Rhubarb is so hard to find! My Grandmother would make a killer strawberry rhubarb pie and had a huge plant of it (in Montana) but I here can never seem to find it so no luck it trying to cook with it myself.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I generally shy away from the "biscuit topping" style of cobblers -- but yours looks fantastic, so I may reconsider.

Allen said... [Reply to comment]

I enjoy the tangy taste of rhubarb, but I grew up with it (and yes, we also had other 'real' fruits) :-)

Your cobbler looks delicious and your photos amazing!

I just discovered your site and will be back. I love food and I love librarians ... I have an MLIS too ;-)

Aaliyah said... [Reply to comment]

Your pictures speak a thousand words of yummy to me! I am glad you did not opt out :). Thank you for the pictoral sweetness of your cobbler.

See you next week!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I only bought one stalk as well and that is why I went for the mini-cobblers, too. Always fun to try something new.

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, you are SO lucky to have so many fruits to choose from in your yard alone!! I'm very envious. Passion fruit is my favorite, but I'm stuck with bitter/sour rhubarb in my yard. I'm sure rhubarb would grow in your yard too, and it's like a weed.

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Half Baked said... [Reply to comment]

looks tasty. gorgeous photos!

Bungalow Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

Your mini-cobblers look so cute! All your pictures are wonderful, especially the last one. I envy you your wonderful So Cal fruits. Makes me want to commute around to different areas of the country during the year so I can taste EVERYTHING fresh! Only in my dreams...

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous photos! Your blog is wonderful :)

Jaime said... [Reply to comment]

mango flavored nectarines? i'm jealous

your photos are beautiful

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