Rhubarb Apple Crisp

by | Apr 20, 2016 | All, Desserts

Easy Rhubarb Apple Crisp is my go-to dessert for spring. Two of our favorite dessert flavors are combined in one tasty bite! 

Easy Rhubarb Apple Crisp is my go-to dessert for spring. Two of our favorite dessert flavors are combined in one tasty bite!

Marriage is all about compromise. And in our house we are talking compromise about dessert. Important stuff here people. I have been obsessing about rhubarb lately, which is entirely justified given its short growing season. But my husband loves apple just as much as I love rhubarb. And from that comes Rhubarb Apple Crisp! How awesome is that? And it’s equally delicious. The tartness of the rhubarb still shines through but is balanced by the sweetness of the apple. Finished off with the crunchy, sweet topping, you really can’t get a better dessert than this.

One of the best things about the Rhubarb Apple Crisp is that you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry and it can bake while you are eating dinner. Doesn’t hurt to have that fabulous aroma wafting through the house as a bribe for the kids to finish their vegetables (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.)

It’s a win-win all around – he gets his apple, I get my rhubarb AND the kids eat their vegetables. Now, that my friends, is a spectacular solution. Another great bonus? I won’t eat the whole dessert!  (Again, not speaking from experience….)

What is your favorite kitchen compromise? I can’t be the only one with differing taste buds in the house. I’d love to hear your story!

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Easy Rhubarb Apple Crisp is my go-to dessert for spring. Two of our favorite dessert flavors are combined in one tasty bite!

Top down image of Rhubarb Apple Crisp in a square white dish with a scoop of the crisp in a bowl ready to eat. 

Yield: 6-8

Rhubarb Apple Crisp

Rhubarb Apple Crisp
Easy Rhubarb Apple Crisp is my go-to dessert for spring. Two of our favorite dessert flavors are combined in one tasty bite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 cups sliced fresh rhubarb
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a large bowl. Add rhubarb and apples and gently toss to coat. Spoon into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over rhubarb mixture. Bake for 50 minutes or until bubbly and fruit is tender.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 3g

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10 Comments

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    We compromise all the time too — especially when it comes to dessert. Pumpkin/Apple, Blueberry/Cherry, Cherry/Apple, Blueberry/Rhubarb, Cherry/Rhubarb and Raspberry/Rhubarb are just a few combinations! In the process though, you come up with delicious desserts, right?! This one looks like it would be perfect. This will remind me to save some rhubarb in the freezer for the fall apple harvest!

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      Glad to hear someone else is in the same boat! 🙂 I love your flavor combinations!

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      Neither can I! I love rhubarb!

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      Thanks for stopping by! It is a keeper!

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    What can you substitute the oatmeal with? I am not a fan of the oatmeal in desserts.

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      You could simply use a flour, butter and sugar combination for a topping instead of adding the oatmeal topping.

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    I’ve made this twice now, and I don’t ever need another apple rhubarb recipe again- this is the one!

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    I made it today for the first time, and my family loved it! I served it with vanilla ice cream on the side. Absolutely delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

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