Rhubarb is a vegetable with a sour taste. When sweetened and cooked, it makes a lovely dessert. As the leaves are poisonous, be very sure to remove them and use only the stalks.

Rhubarb with Custard

Rhubarb with Custard

This is a very simple recipe for rhubarb and custard.
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal


  • 500 grams Rhubarb stalks Remove all leaves and stalk ends
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 500 ml milk
  • 3 tbsp custard powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar


  • Chop up the rhubarb stalk in one-inch chunks, then cut lengthwise.
  • Sprinkle over 100g sugar.
  • Simmer in water for 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Heat milk in a pot. Add 3 tbsp sugar.
  • Prepare a paste with the custard powder, using 30 ml of cold water.
  • Stir into milk and bring to a boil while stirring continually.
  • Serve the custard over the rhubarb. Dish up warm.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 585mgFiber: 2gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 354IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 274mgIron: 1mg
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