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Classic Rhubarb Crisp Recipe: Easy Dessert Idea

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned dessert and this Classic Rhubarb Crisp recipe is just the kind of thing your grandmother would make. With its crunchy golden topping and tart rhubarb filling, it’s the perfect easy dessert idea for summer.

Wondering what to do with all that rhubarb in your garden? This Classic Rhubarb Crisp recipe is  one of the easiest desserts you can pull together, whether it’s for company coming over or a nice midweek treat.

easy rhubarb crisp recipe in a bowl with vanilla ice cream

Hi it’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill. Springtime in Ontario always means an abundance of rhubarb in the garden. My husband’s uncle brought us over a huge armload of rhubarb and I knew right away that I’d be using some of it to make this Classic Rhubarb Crisp.

Cut rhubarb stalks for a classic rhubarb crisp

This tart stalk is known for its vivid pink and green stalks, and the extra kick it gives to seasonal dishes. While I’ve made it into a Whole Wheat Rhubarb Cake and Roasted Raspberry Rhubarb Sauce, nothing beats a Classic Rhubarb Crisp.

easy rhubarb crisp recipe in a baking pan

How to Make a Classic Rhubarb Crisp

What I really love about a good crisp is that it comes together so quickly, but is always a showstopper when you bring it to the table. This one made the house smell SO GOOD!

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Kitchen tools and supplies:

Ingredients:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Rhubarb filling for a Classic Rhubarb Crisp recipe

It really is as easy as mixing together the filling ingredients and transferring them into a baking dish.

Classic Rhubarb Crisp in a baking dish

Then stirring together the topping ingredients, crumbling them on top and popping it all in the oven.

A classic rhubarb crisp served with ice cream is an easy dessert idea for summer.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

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Classic Rhubarb Crisp

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned dessert and this Classic Rhubarb Crisp recipe is just the kind of thing your grandmother would make. With its crunchy golden topping and tart rhubarb filling, it's the perfect easy dessert idea for summer.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rhubarb crisp
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 631kcal
Author: Amanda Gordon

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 6 cups Rhubarb trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Flour All-Purpose
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Ground

For the topping

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1.5 Sticks Butter Melted
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and transfer into a greased 2 quart baking dish.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats and melted butter and sprinkle mixture over rhubarb in baking dish.
  • Bake at 375°F until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1157IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 2mg
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Originally published May 2018. Updated April 2020.

7 Comments

  1. Would this recipe work if you used apples or pears instead? What about adding other fruit (like strawberries) to the rhubarb?
    Thanks!
    Christy

    1. Hi Christy,
      Fruit crisps are often very flexible. I’d recommend you give it a try with different combinations and see how it goes! I would just recommend keeping the total fruit content to 6 cups like the rhubarb crisp recipe suggests. Good luck and let us know how it turns out for you!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

  2. Are you sure its supposed to be 1.5 cups of butter? The topping turned out very runny, not crumbly like I would have expected.

    1. Great catch, Corrina! This recipe was created for us by a contributor. As we investigated further, we think it’s supposed to be 1.5 sticks of butter, not 1.5 cups of butter. Try it next time with 1.5 sticks of butter. We have updated the recipe to reflect this change.

      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

  3. You did not change the recipe and I added the amount of butter shown on recipe. I did add more oats and flour realizing it was too greasy….but in hindsight should have read reviews!

    1. Hi Susan,
      How did it turn out with the additional oats and flour you added? We’ve adjusted the recipe to now say 1.5 sticks of butter rather than 1.5 cups.

      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

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