Rhubarb crumble is a one-dish dessert that is delightfully tart, sweet with a crunchy topping that is delicious served warm with ice cream, or chilled with a hot cup of coffee.
🌟 Here is why this rhubarb recipe is amazing:
- A delightful combination of tart rhubarb and sweet crunchy topping makes a delicious old-fashioned crumble recipe.
- Add a cup of chopped strawberries to the fruit to make this rhubarb dessert recipe a bit sweeter.
- An easy dessert to make to introduce your friends and families to rhubarb.
🥫 Ingredients needed:
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📝 Notes on the ingredients
- Rhubarb - fresh or frozen, chopped in 1 inch pieces. Do not use the green leaves.
- Lemon Juice - fresh if you have it but I often will use bottled
- Oats - Old fashioned oats
- Butter - chilled, cubed
- Light Brown sugar - great for added sweetness
🥣 How to make rhubarb crumble
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Wash and chop the rhubarb stalks into ½"-1" pieces.
- Place the chopped rhubarb pieces in a 9-inch prepared baking dish and mix together with the flour, white sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg until coated.
- To make the topping, blend together the pieces of butter, brown sugar, rolled oats, flour, and salt until is crumbly using your fingertips or a pastry cutter.
- Crumble the topping over the rhubarb.
- Bake the rhubarb crumble at 375 degrees for 45-55 minutes until the rhubarb mixture starts to bubble and the crumble topping is golden brown and crisp.
- Allow this easy rhubarb crumble to rest for a few minutes before serving.
What to serve with the perfect rhubarb crumble
Once you have baked this summer dessert and allowed it to rest for a few minutes to cool, you may want to add a garnish. Vanilla ice cream is a classic option as well as sweetened whipped cream. Another delicious flavor combination would be to offer strawberry ice cream or sorbet à la Mode.
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
If you have any leftovers, reheat in the microwave in 15-second increments until heated through
Make this recipe up to 24 hours ahead of baking it. Add an additional 10 minutes to the baking time when baking a cold dish.
It is not necessary to cook rhubarb before making crumble, but you can if you like. If you do cook the rhubarb, it will be softer and more tender, releasing some of the tartness rhubarb is known for.
Precooking can be a good option if you are using rhubarb that is not very ripe. To cook rhubarb, simply cut it into pieces and simmer it in a saucepan with a little water or juice until it is soft.
If you do not cook the rhubarb, it will retain its tartness and more of its crunchiness. This can be a good option if you like a more tart crumble.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to cook the rhubarb before making a crumble is up to you. There is no right or wrong answer, it simply comes down to personal preference.
🪴 More Rhubarb Recipes:
- Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - This strawberry rhubarb jam recipe can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb and your choice of fresh or frozen strawberries.
- Strawberry Rhubarb Cast Iron Crisp - My mouth-watering strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe is easily made with minimum clean-up in a cast-iron skillet.
- Rhubarb Chutney - The perfect addition to any charcuterie board this easy chutney recipe is a delicious balance of savory, sweet and spice.
- Rhubarb Crumble - Rhubarb crumble is the one dish dessert that is delightfully tart, sweet with a crunchy topping that is delicious served warm with ice cream or chilled with a hot cup of coffee.
- Rhubarb Basil Smash - Tart rhubarb is balanced out with the sweet syrup and the muddling of basil gives the cocktail a brightness of flavor.
- Blackberry Dump Cake - Crunchy, sweet cobbler-like topping over blackberries is a delicious dessert.
- Rhubarb Jam - Rhubarb jam is so simple to make and a great jam recipe for beginners. The perfect balance of tart and sweet, this is the easiest homemade jam.
- Rhubarb Sour Cocktail
- Rhubarb Syrup
- Rhubarb Basil Smash Cocktail
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
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Rubarb Crumble Filing
- Preheat oven to 375.
How to make rhubarb crumble
- Wash and chop the rhubarb into ½"-1" pieces. Do not include the leaves.4 Cups Rhubarb
- Place the rhubarb in a baking dish and toss with the flour, sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cinamon, salt and nutmeg until coated.4 Cups Rhubarb, ½ Cup Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice, 2 Tablespoons Flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon Cinnamon, ½ teaspoon Salt, ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg
- Allow the rhubarb to rest in the dish while you make the crumble topping.
Make the crumble topping
- Blend togetherthe crumble topping until the butter is crumbled together with the other crumble ingredients. The topping will resemble peas much like when you are making crisco pie crust.⅓ cup all purpose flour, ⅓ cup brown sugar, ⅔ cup rolled oats, 6 Tablespoons Butter, ¼ teaspoon salt
- Crumble the topping over the rubbarb.
- Bake the rhubarb crumble for 45-55 minutes until the crumble topping is golden brown.
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.