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Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F with the oven rack in the middle position.
  2. Put the strawberries and rhubarb in a medium bowl and toss together. Sprinkle with sugar and flour, then toss to coat.
  3. Place oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and stir together. Add chunks of butter. Using your fingers, rub mixture together until blended and crumbly.
  4. Spill the fruit mixture into an 8 x 11-inch or 8 x 8-inch oven-safe baking dish, spreading it out in even layer. Scatter the topping over the fruit mixture.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is soft and bubbling, and the topping is pale golden and crunchy. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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Freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb under a golden oat and sugared topping, baked crispy!

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    55 MIN
  • 6-8 SERVINGS
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Need a dessert in a hurry? Try this EASY STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP!

It’s a real pleasure making my friend Julie’s recipe for EASY STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP. Make it once and you’ll understand how perfect it is, especially if you’re pressed for time and want a dessert that’s super fabulous. This is it!

Perhaps it’s no surprise that this is one of our most popular sweet posts – everyone who tastes it wants more. Here’s a suggestion! PIN this recipe to a favourite board or BOOKMARK this page for easy access. Feel free to make it for friends and give them the recipe too! In our minds, everyone should be making this scrumptious treat.

Here are a few tips on making EASY STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP:

Freshly sliced strawberries and rhubarb

SUMMER FLAVOURS

Because this recipe puts fresh strawberries and rhubarb to good use, folks up in cottage country often say it tastes like summer. For best results, try to find locally grown strawberries, or even better, pick your own if you can. The deep, ruby-red colour and sweet, almost honey-like flavour are most desirable.

Using fresh rhubarb for this recipe is another wise move. Not only is it tart and tangy but it also has a striking reddish colour that adds to the appetizing look of the crisp. Head HERE to learn more about this delicious seasonal vegetable. Call ahead to your local market or farmstead to make sure they have rhubarb, then just rinse, discard the leaves and get baking.

Ingredients for the fresh fruit

GET YOUR FILL

There’s nothing complicated in the ingredients, so you should be able to find everything you need at your local supermarket. If you’re up in cottage country, we bet the marina or local tuck shop carries this stuff too! Best to buy extra ingredients so you can make the recipe to order. I am not joking, it’s very popular.

The casserole dish with the filling

COLOUR FULL

As mentioned, prepare for a happy moment when making this recipe. Stirring up the strawberries and rhubarb brings together a very appealing colour combination. The graduations of reds, crimsons, sage and vibrant green is really something. Take a pic and post it on a favourite social platform using #weekendatthecottage so we can marvel at it too!

Ingredients for the topping

TOPPING

The topping has all the hallmarks of a traditional crisp: rolled oats, butter and dark brown sugar. It’s a great combo, but the inclusion of cinnamon and an oat flour in this recipe both boost the flavour and help it further get a good, golden crisp when baked. 

A casserole dish of the crisp

DISHES AND BUBBLES

I laughed out loud when I brought the STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP out of the oven; it was slightly inflated and the filling was so hot, bubbles popped as it cooled. One thing to remember, you’ve got to make this dessert in an oven-safe casserole dish. I’ve listed a few options for my favourite dishes in the Amazon links section below. 

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Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

À LA MODE MODE

This crisp is way less fussy than pie, but should still get a little “à la mode” when you serve it. We like this HOMEMADE VANILLA ICE CREAM, but if store-bought is the only option, we’ll never tell – go for it! Of course, you can also serve this dessert all fancy in footed glass stemware with a dollop of whipped cream. Again, up to you.

Give our EASY STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP a try – you’ll enjoy every single bite!

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Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Ingredients

  • For the fruit:
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled, halved and sliced
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • For the crisp topping:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup oat flour or unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup of butter, chilled and cut into chunks

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚ F with the oven rack in the middle position.
  2. Put the strawberries and rhubarb in a medium bowl and toss together. Sprinkle with sugar and flour, then toss to coat.
  3. Place oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and stir together. Add chunks of butter. Using your fingers, rub mixture together until blended and crumbly.
  4. Spill the fruit mixture into an 8 x 11-inch or 8 x 8-inch oven-safe baking dish, spreading it out in even layer. Scatter the topping over the fruit mixture.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is soft and bubbling, and the topping is pale golden and crunchy. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

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