Rhubarb Ginger Tart with Homemade Rough Puff Pastry

I would say this is the perfect Rhubarb Ginger Tart. This summer I decided to make a rhubarb tart that not only tastes amazing but is also a pleasure to look at. Made some variations of rhubarb tart before but was not entirely satisfied until I made this one which was a total success.
For the crust, instead of making a classic one, I’ve decided to make rough puff pastry for its delicious flaky and crispy effect. Also, I wouldn’t have expected the spicy ginger to make such a good match with the tart rhubarb. Serving all together with the vanilla-flavored ricotta filling turned out to be just …heavenly. So many flavors combined to create the perfect summer dessert.
Don’t be scared of all the steps mentioned below, as it is pretty easy to prepare it, especially if you make the rough puff pastry dough a day before. The rhubarb and ricotta fillings are done in about 15 minutes. I would even say it’s quite an easy and fast recipe that worth to be tried out and perfect to be served on hot summer days.
Hope you will try this Rhubarb Ginger Tart and don’t forget to let me know how it turned out for you. Enjoy!
Rhubarb Ginger Tart with Homemade Rough Puff Pastry

Rhubarb Ginger Tart with Homemade Rough Puff Pastry

5 from 1 vote
This Rhubarb ginger tart looks and tastes amazing. It is made with homemade rough puff pastry for its delicious flaky and crispy effect.
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


Rough Puff Pastry

  • 1 cup (125 g) flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (125 g) butter , cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 (60 ml) ice cold water

Ricotta Filling

  • 1/2 cup (110 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (9 ounces, 250 g) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract

Rhubarb Mixture

  • 7 ounces (200 g) rhubarb (about 2-3 rhubarb stalks)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger (about 1 inch (2 cm) ginger)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Prepare the rough puff pastry. In a large bowl sift the flour and mix it with salt . Incorporate butter to the flour, using a pastry blender or a fork or a pastry processor, until crumbs are formed. Add the water and stir until the water is incorporated. Wrap it with cling film, and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Turn the pastry on to a lightly floured work surface. Roll the dough in one direction only, until 3 times the width, to a rectangle of about  6 X 17 inches (15 cm X 45 cm). Fold the top third down to the center, then the bottom third up and over that. Turn it to the left or right and roll out again to three times the length. Fold as before, cover with cling film and chill for at least 20 minutes before rolling to use. I actually  made this a day before and chilled the dough overnight.
  • Prepare the rhubarb filling. Cut rhubarb in 1/2 inch (about 1 cm) pieces and place it in a sauce pan. Add sugar, lemon zest and ginger and cook over medium heat stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes until rhubarb is soft.Add vanilla extract, stir well and transfer the rhubarb mixture into a bowl and set aside to chill.
  • Preheat the oven  to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Onto a lightly floured surface roll the dough into a rectangle of ¼ inch thickness. Place it on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until crisp and golden. Remove from oven and set aside to chill.
  • Prepare the ricotta filling. In a bowl whip the cream with a hand mixer. Add ricotta cheese, the sugar and vanilla and mix until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Right before serving, add spoonfuls of ricotta filling and rhubarb filling over the baked puff pastry and with a knife create swirls to create a marbled effect. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1gCalories: 362kcalCarbohydrates: 28.6gProtein: 7.6gFat: 24.2gSaturated Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 71mgSugar: 8.6g
Calories: 362kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade rough puff pastry, rhubarb ginger tart, rhubarb tart, ricotta filling, ricotta frosting, rough puff pastry, summer dessert

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  1. Kumar's Kitchen Author says:

    ginger and rhubarb are a combination made in food heaven, this tart looks so perfect, a bit sweet, a bit tart and a bit warm, perfect balance 🙂

  2. Rosa Author says:

    I love rough puff pastry and rhubarb. This tart looks incredibly tempting!



  3. Apple Ibeacon Author says:

    Great Dish and thank you very much for telling us about its preparation. I should be prepare this soon,

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Glad you like it:) Let me know when you try it out, I love the flavors. If you like rhubarb you should love this.

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