Easy Airfryer Roasted Rhubarb

Enjoy sweet, tangy roasted rhubarb in no time with this easy Airfryer recipe! Using merely 3 ingredients and 4 quick steps, you can whip up a delicious treat in less than 20 minutes.

Air Fryer Roasted Rhubarb

Make a deliciously sweet and tangy roasted rhubarb in just 20 minutes using your air fryer! For fans of rhubarb, this simple process featuring only 3 ingredients promises to delight taste buds – but don’t take our word for it. Find out if your palette loves or hates it with one easy recipe.

What is Rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a leafy vegetable that is tart, red and high in vitamin C and fibre. The sour taste comes from oxalic acid. Rhubarb is one of those things that you either love or hate. It’s mostly used as a fruit filling for pies and tarts but there are so many more ways to eat this sweet vegetable! If you’ve never had roasted rhubarb before, prepare yourself for something magical. Soft sweet stalks with a hint of tartness—they’re amazing on their own or combined with other ingredients.

Air Fryer Roasted Rhubarb

Due to its versatility and unique taste, rhubarb is often treated like fruit in cooking, resulting in varied culinary uses that include both sweet and savoury dishes. By combining rhubarb with sweeteners like sugar or honey, you can balance its sourness and create a deliciously sweet and tangy flavour. Furthermore, you can stew, roast, or grill rhubarb to bring out its unique flavor and texture. Despite being a vegetable, rhubarb’s culinary uses are more similar to those of fruit, making it a versatile and popular ingredient in many different types of cuisine.

Roasting Rhubarb

Roasting rhubarb enhances its natural sweetness and maintains some of its tartness. When roasted, the rhubarb becomes tender and slightly caramelized, making it a delicious and versatile ingredient.

Roasted rhubarb is a versatile ingredient that you can use to top yoghurt, ice cream, salads, or grain bowls. Additionally, it’s perfect for baking cakes, and muffins, or as a filling for tarts and pies.

For a savoury application, roasted rhubarb can be served alongside roasted meats or added to sauces and glazes to add a tangy and slightly sweet flavour. Overall, roasted rhubarb is a delicious and versatile ingredient that adds a unique touch to both sweet and savoury dishes.

Try making our Rhubarb and Custard Cups for a sweet dish featuring rhubarb and stay tuned for our upcoming recipe featuring French Toast with Rhubarb! See our Instagram recipe video here. Happy cooking!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this gluten-free?

This dish is gluten-free! Enjoy!

How do I prepare rhubarb for roasting?

To prepare rhubarb for roasting, wash and trim the stalks, and cut them into pieces of desired size.

How can I tell if roasted rhubarb is done?

Roasted rhubarb should be tender and slightly caramelised. You can test it for doneness by piercing it with a fork – it should be easy to pierce, but not mushy.


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Air Fryer Roasted Rhubarb

Air Fryer Roasted Rhubarb

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 - 4 Servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Enjoy sweet, tangy roasted rhubarb in no time with this easy Airfryer recipe! Using merely 3 ingredients and 4 quick steps, you can whip up a delicious treat in less than 20 minutes.


  • 250g Rhubarb
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g Sugar


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  1. Prepare the rhubarb, rinse the stalks, trim the ends and cut into approximately 3 inch/8cm pieces. In a shallow dish, add the rhubarb and sprinkle over the sugar. Ensure the pieces are coated and laid out in a single layer in a snug baking dish.  Add 1tsbp water
  2. Air Fry: Cover with foil and air fry at 170C for 11-17 minutes. Baking will take a little more or less time, depending on the dish used, and the thickness of the rhubarb. I find metal sheet pans are best for the air fryer as they conduct heat better an ceramic roasting dishes.
    Alternatively, use the oven: Preheat the oven to 185C.  Cover the rhubarb with foil and bake for 11-17 mins. Baking will take a little more or less time, depending on the dish used, and the thickness of the rhubarb.
  3. Once cooked, the rhubarb should hold its shape, be bright pink, and be easily pierced with a fork. The sugar will have melted into a pink sticky syrup.
  4. Serve your roasted rhubarb on your favourite yoghurt for breakfast, with custard.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Quick and Easy
  • Method: Air Fryer


  • Serving Size: 2 - 4 Servings
  • Calories: 62.56kcal
  • Sugar: 13.19g
  • Sodium: 2.34mg
  • Fat: 0.11g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.04g
  • Fiber: 0.96g
  • Protein: 0.48g

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3 Responses

  1. This looks delicious I absolutely love rhubarb. How long should I bake this in the oven and a what temperature?

  2. Right? So good on all sorts of things. Be sure to try the rhubarb french toast recipe in the archives. Oven: 185C covered 11-17 mins….time depends on the rhubarb thickness so check it after 10 mins. You are looking for rhubarb that is easily pierced with a knife, not mushy and just holding its shape.

  3. Mine is covered in freshly squeezed orange juice, and a sprinkle of sugar and headed for a Winter pavlova tonight.

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