Get your rhubarb-strawberry on! Six essential recipes for early Alaska summer.

Rectangular pie with red filling

Strawberries are cheap at the grocery store and my rhubarb plant is going nuts. Here are some recipes to get your summer rhubarb-strawberry game going. Note: You can sub 50 percent strawberries into all of the baked rhubarb recipes if you want to take the sharpness down a notch. You can’t sub rhubarb in to the fresh strawberry pie but the slab pie can totally accommodate a couple cups of ‘barb. Enjoy!

Choose your own adventure rhubarb crisp. (Julia O’Malley)

Choose-your-own-adventure rhubarb crisp.

Prep the ingredients for this baby and in two Ziplocs and make it anywhere with an oven or a campfire (you’ll need a dutch oven).

Rhubarb shrub. (Julia O’Malley photo)

Rhubarb-thyme shrub.

Easy to make, delicious to splash in your bubbly water or pep up your g-n-t.

geometric designed rhubarb pieces atop a tart
Geometric rhubarb tart. (Julia O’Malley photo)

Geometric rhubarb tart

Slightly mind-bending to construct but LOOKS SO COOL.

Quick rhubarb pastry

Quick rhubarb pastry

Perfect for when you’re long on rhubarb and short on time. Ice cream recommended.

Strawberry slab pie. (Julia O’Malley)

Strawberry slab pie

You CAN sub rhubarb in for half of the strawberries in here, but bump up the sugar by 1/3 cup at least. And you might borrow the pie dough recipe from the next recipe!

Blueberry and strawberry fresh berry pies.

Fresh berry pie with salted butter crust

This is a great pie recipe to have up your sleeve to use with fresh berries. It works great with strawberries! (You can’t add rhubarb tho.)

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