Rhubarb Berry Crisp

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This scrumptious, tasty Rhubarb Berry Crisp is one of the most amazing rhubarb berry dessert picks to enjoy all summer long! 

It’s so simple to make this fruity crisp with very little prep too!  It’s loaded with fresh rhubarb, strawberries and cherries with a lovely oat streusel crisp topping on top that is to die for. 

Treat yourself with a scoop or 2 of vanilla ice cream on top of your mouth-watering rhubarb crisp recipe to take it to the next level, like this Easy Homemade Apple Crisp Recipe!

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

If you love pie but want to do half the work, make a fruit crisp!  Enjoy this rhubarb crisp recipe warm from the oven!  It’s totally delish!  

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

Rhubarb Tips:

We used to be able to get a lot of rhubarb because our neighbors grew it and it was easily accessible, but we moved so that was the end of that. But since rhubarb is seasonal, you could purchase it frozen, buy it at a farmer’s market or at your local grocery.  Or if you’re lucky enough to have your son’s girlfriend pick it up for you because she’s amazing, then that works too!  🙂

Wash and slice rhubarb, like you would celery. Most grocery stores already have the leaves cut off, but at a farmer’s market, they will most likely have the leaves.  You can eat the green parts, but make sure to remove the leaves and discard because they are poisonous.

No need to peel rhubarb before cutting it and adding it to the rhubarb crisp. 

If using frozen rhubarb , place it into the baking dish, as it may release some extra liquid. Thaw it completely, then drain any liquid before adding with the other items.  This goes with any frozen fruits as well, in case you aren’t using fresh fruits.

Check out 18 Fun Facts About Rhubarb for more Rhubarb knowledge!

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

Easy Modifications to Your Filling for your Crisp:

You’ll be excited to know, this strawberry rhubarb crisprecipe is very adaptable!! 

Firstly, you can change out your fruits to suit whatever you like, but I urge you to try this rhubarb/berry version.  Rhubarb and berries are the ultimate combo with the sweet and tart flavors going on with that buttery, golden crisp!  

All you need is roughly 6 cups of fruit to get this party started. You can also substitute with fruits like peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc…it’s all good!  

strawberry rhubarb crisp

With our version, we went with 2 cups rhubarb, and for the berries – 2 cups strawberries and 2 cups sour cherries. 

To make the filling: Combine strawberries, rhubarb and cherries with a little flour and sugar in a large bowl. Toss gently until combined, then spoon and spread into prepared 8×8, 9×9 or a 7×11 baking dish.

Say you have 2 cups of rhubarb but don’t have strawberries or cherries on hand or just want a shortcut? 

Shortcut version – use a can of strawberry pie filling and a can of cherry pie filling and just add in small, chopped rhubarb.  No extra sugar or flour needed.  Just mix it all together and you have instant filling, ready to bake because the rhubarb is raw to start with.  Make sure you cut the rhubarb in small 1/2 inch chunks, so it cooks through thoroughly.

Rhubarb strawberry Crisp

How to Make the Rhubarb Berry Crisp!

In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, salt and brown sugar.

Pro Tip: Make sure the butter is cold right from the fridge, otherwise the crisp will melt and lose it’s texture.  Add small, cut cold butter cubes into the mixture until it’s well blended using a fork, pastry cutter or pulse it several times with a food processor.  

Now, just pour the crisp topping over the rhubarb filling mixture and add some additional oats on top for visuals.  Bake it in the oven until it’s crisp and golden looking.

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So lovely and like most baked desserts, this strawberry rhubarb crisp will need a few minutes to cool and set once it comes out of the oven. This will ensure that the fruit is not runny.

Such an easy dessert to put together in 10-15 minutes tops. It’s simple, delicious and makes for a great last minute rhubarb crisp recipe dessert that will please everyone!

Got extra rhubarb & strawberries?  You’ll love these Awesome Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars!

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

Rhubarb Berry Crisp

Kim Lange
This scrumptious, tasty Rhubarb Berry Crisp is one of the most amazing fruit dessert picks to enjoy all summer long! Loaded with fresh rhubarb, strawberries and cherries with a lovely oat streusel crisp topping on top that is to die for.  Treat yourself with a scoop or 2 of vanilla ice cream on top of your mouth-watering berry crisp to take it to the next level! 
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

Rhubarb Berry Filling

  • 2 cups rhubarb fresh or frozen sliced 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups strawberries chopped
  • 2 cups sour or sweet cherries canned, fresh or frozen
  • cup sugar - increase or decrease depending on your preference
  • ¼ cup flour

Oat Streusel Topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter cold and chopped into cubes
  • optional Vanilla ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease an 8-inch or 7-inch x 11-inch baking dish that can hold about 2 quarts. Set aside.
  • Make the filling: Combine strawberries, rhubarb and cherries with the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Toss gently until combine, then spoon and spread into prepared baking dish.
  • Shortcut Filling Version: Use a can of strawberry pie filling and a can of cherry pie filling and just add in small, chopped rhubarb. No extra sugar or flour needed. Just mix it all together and you have instant filling, ready to bake because the rhubarb is raw to start with. Make sure you cut the rhubarb in small ½ inch chunks, so it cooks through thoroughly.
  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter using a fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel mixture over rhubarb berry mixture. Add some additional oats on top for visuals if desired.
  • Bake until the crisp topping is lightly brown and filling is bubbly, about 35-40 minutes. Serve a la mode and warm with a scoop of ice cream for next level yumminess!

Notes

  • Easy Modifications to Your Filling for your Crisp:
    You'll be excited to know, this crisp recipe is very adaptable!!
  • Firstly, you can change out your fruits to suit whatever you like, but I urge you to try this rhubarb/berry version. Rhubarb and berries are the ultimate combo with the sweet and tart flavors going on with that buttery, golden crisp!
  • All you need is roughly 6 cups of fruit to get this party started. You can also substitute with fruits like peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc...it's all good!
  • Add a 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or vanilla extract to your fruit filling if you wish.
 
Keyword cherry, crisp, rhubarb, strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, summer desserts
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3 Comments

  1. Whoooa this looks sooo good Kim. I love the photos! So much flavor. The ice cream on top is a must!!

  2. Crisps / Crumbles are one of my favourite summer desserts. Rhubarb crisp is such a brilliant treat, and it goes so well together with strawberries. But the addition of cherries is something new to me – need to try this variation, too!

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