Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

Rhubarb is one of those beautiful plants you find in many gardens. They have bright red stalks and dark green leaves.  The leaves of the rhubarb are poisonous and cannot be used in baking and cooking. The red stalks are sour and need to be cooked or baked with sugar. My backyard has one rhubarb plant that produces an abundance of stalks. So much that sometimes I don’t know what to do with it. I decided to harvest the rhubarb and make rhubarb apple crisp!! Lots of rhubarb crisp.

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Prepare the rhubarb by removing the leaves and washing the stalks. Cut the stalks into bite size pieces. You need about 4 cups.

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For the apples, I chose green granny smith. They are tart and holds its shape while baking. Cut the 2-3 apples into chunks the same size as the rhubarb.

Rhubard Crumble-4Combine the apples and rhubarb in a baking pan.

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Add 3 tablespoons of corn starch to the apple and rhubarb. This will prevent the crisp from being too watery.Rhubard Crumble-6 Rhubard Crumble-7

Both the rhubarb and apples are tart so you will need to coat them with some white sugar. I used about 3/4 cups of sugar but it depends on how sweet you like your crisp.
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For the topping combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 flour, 1/2 brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.Rhubard Crumble-9

To this mixture, add 1/2 cup melted butter. Combine the ingredients until everything is coated.Rhubard Crumble-10

Sprinkle the topping on the rhubarb apple crisp until the entire pan is coated.  Be generous!
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Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1 hour  or until the fruit is bubbly and soft. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!! Enjoy 🙂 Rhubard Crumble-12Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rhubarb
  • 2-3 apples
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2-1 cup sugar

Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup oats

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve always cooked the fruit in a pot on the stove first and then added the crumble and baked it, usually at a higher temperature. I like the sound of putting it in the oven and forgetting about it for an hour though! I’ll have to give it a try.

  2. Yumm. I love making apple and rhubarb crumble. This recipe looks great, I will need to give it a try some time xx

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