Saturday, May 15, 2010

Honey Rhubarb Betty - Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Did you know rhubarb is really a vegetable? I always thought it was a fruit!! Rhubarb is one of those foods I've always said I don't love. Maybe it's because of how I ate it as a kid. My mom always stewed it for my dad. She just cut it up, added a little water and sugar and cooked it until it was mushy. YUCK! As an adult, I've discovered lots of the other delicious ways to use rhubarb. Last Spring I made this Rhubarb Crisp. I talked about the yucky stewed rhubarb in that post, too. I've always heard talk of a betty but I hadn't ever made one. I wasn't even sure I knew what it was. A betty is similar to a cobbler but reminded me more of a bread pudding.

Honey Rhubarb Betty
Adapted from Southern Food
1 pound rhubarb, cut in 1/2-inch slices (about 4 to 4 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
dash salt
2 tablespoons water
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 cup honey
4 cups bread cubes (about 5 slices)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine sliced rhubarb, sugar, nutmeg, salt, and water. In a small bowl, blend butter and honey; stir in bread cubes. Spoon bread cubes in the bottom of a 8 x 8 baking dish. Pour rhubarb mixture evenly over the top of the bread crumbs. Spoon the remaining bread crumbs over the top of the rhubarb. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the bread topping is lightly browned. Cover with foil and bake an additional 10minutes. Makes 6 servings.

I am linking this to Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound.


  1. Ciao Julie ! Rhubarb is so rare here !! The only common things were rhubarb candys that were horrible !! I wish I could try your betty !! i saw the pictures of your wedding !! Beautiful !!

  2. Hello Julie

    I am sorry to say I have yet to taste rhubarb; I never felt the urge to seek it out but with your recipe and countless others in the blogosphere I feel a duty to at least try it once!

  3. What a clever pink saturday post. I will have to try this. Looks great. Happy pS

  4. I can't begin to tell you how good this looks to me. What a great photo and even better recipe. Thanks for the share. I hope you have a rosy Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

  5. This looks wonderful - I am printing it out! Lovely!

  6. Mmmm....this is a keeper! Thank you!!

  7. yummmm! I have only had rhubarb in pie, I cannot imagine it stewed. Like warm applesauce? bleh. When I was 11 & 12 Dad was stationed at an Air Force Base in Germany and they would make the most amazing strawberry rhubarb pies over there. Oh wow. I ought to give this a go...
    Thanks for stopping by my blog for Pink Saturday!

  8. Hi Julie..
    Rhubarb pie is my husbands absolute favorite pie in the whole world. This betty looks so delicious..I think I won't show him..I can't bear to hear a grown man whimper. Happy Pinks..

  9. This looks so yummy and so pretty!...Christine

  10. Great feature today. I have not eaten too much of that, but what you prepared really looks good.

  11. Yum! I have always been looking for more to do with rhubarb. Thanks for a great option. I will be making this one as soon as I can get my hands on some rhubarb.


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