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Rhubarb Crisp a Delicious Rhubarb Recipe

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My family loves any rhubarb recipe, so I made all sorts of different rhubarb recipes. This rhubarb crisp is one of my favorite rhubarb recipes because its easy to make, delicious and you can easily double it to feed a crowd.

A bowl of rhubarb crisp with ice cream. The rhubarb dessert is in a white bowl with a spoon and you can see the corner of the rhubarb crisp in the back corner.

Rhubarb crisp is a simple, tart and sweet recipe you can make throughout the summer as rhubarb becomes available, or you can rhubarb crisp anytime of year using frozen rhubarb. My frugal nature loves that its so easy to grow, and if you don’t have your own rhubarb plant, its pretty easy to find rhubarb free from a neighbour or at a farmers market.

Rhubarb Crisp Ingredients

Rhubarb Filling

8 cups rhubarb cut in 3/4 inch bits

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

Crumb Topping

1/2 cup oatmeal

1 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup melted butter

Rhubarb Crisp Instructions

Butter a 7 by 11 inch pan set aside. Preheat oven to 350F.

Make the Rhubarb Filling

Wash, trim and toss the rhubarb leaves. Cut fresh rhubarb stalks into 3/4 inch slices. You can also use already cut up frozen rhubarb.

Preparing washed rhubarb for rhubarb recipe. There rhubarb is being cut into 3/4 inch slices on a cutting board.

Place the rhubarb, sugar and flour into a large bowl. Toss until all the rhubarb is coated. Place in the 11 by 7 inch pan. Sprinkle with tsp of cinnamon. Set aside while you make the crumb layer.

Crumb Layer Instructions

In the same bowl as the rhubarb (saves dishes) make the crumb topping.

Add the oatmeal, and brown sugar. Stir to dissipate the sugar (makes the topping less dense)

A large mixing bowl with oatmeal, flour and brown sugar. The crumb layer for rhubarb crisp.

Once mixed add the flour and cinnamon, stir again.

Pour the melted butter on top and blend until incorporated.

Mixing together rhubarb crisp recipe crumb coating. The crumb coating is a golden brown colour with flour, butter, brown sugar, oatmeal and cinnamon.

Place on top of the rhubarb filling. Spread so everything is covered.

An assembled rhubarb crisp before baking. The rhubarb crisp is in a large baking pan, and you can see the cut rhubarb and the crumble topping over top.

Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until top is golden, and the rhubarb is tender when pierced with a fork. It comes out of the oven very hot. You can eat it warm but let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving

A rhubarb crisp recipe thats been baked. The rhubarb crisp is in a large black cereamic dish and is cooling on a cutting board.

Serving Rhubarb Crisp

You can rhubarb crap as is, just scoop out into a bowl. Or serve with ice cream.

I love to eat rhubarb crisp stirred into plain yogurt.

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A small bowl full of rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream melting on top. The rhubarb crisp has a golden crumb topping and there is a spoon in the bowl. The baking dish for the rhubarb is showing in the background.

To Make Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Use half strawberries and half rhubarb (4 cups of each), increase flour to 1/3 cup.

Storing Rhubarb Crisp

Store the rhubarb crisp in the fridge, for up to a week.

Freezing Rhubarb Crisp

Instead of freezing rhubarb crisp I prefer to just freeze bags of rhubarb in the summer to enjoy during the long winters. Rhubarb freezes very well by washing, slicing and placing in a freezer bagl. You can freeze prepared rhubarb crisp, just wrap well in aluminum foil and then plastic. Place on the counter to thaw.

Is Rhubarb Poisonous?

While making this recipe Hubs and I were talking about what to do with all the rhubarb leaves, we both thought they were poisonous so I decided to do double check about the leaves. Rhubarb stocks are not poisonous as they have much lower levels of oxalic acid than the rhubarb leaves. Rhubarb leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid which can build up if you eat loads of them. Too much oxalic acid can lead to kidney stones and kidney failure if we eat lots of it. I did some looking and according to Heathline a person would have to eat between 5.7 and 11.7 pounds of rhubarb leaves. Oxalic acid is toxic to dogs, so don’t feed your furry friend either the rhubarb stock or the leaf.


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