I decided to give apple blossom jelly a try to make use of the local crab apple trees, and ended up with a unique treat. There are many wild apple trees in our area with small, bitter fruit. Since no one eats the fruit, blossom harvest doesn’t cause a problem with apple harvest.
I was looking for something different to do with rhubarb when I came across a fruited pudding cake recipe in the Favorite Recipes of America – Desserts cookbook from 1968. The original recipe calls for “any fruit, fresh or canned”, so I figured “Why not rhubarb?” Thus, this old fashioned rhubarb pudding cake was born….