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rhubarb strawberry apple crumble

Pshhhhh are you there? I have a secret to tell you!!

The secret is that I love a good crumble even more than I love a good chocolate cake. It’s true.

And that’s saying a lot, my friends. There’s just something about that sweet fruity filling topped with crunchy oats and streusel that gets me every.single.time.

This is a lovely little creation using those gorgeous ruby red celery-looking stalks that are just everywhere right now. Before this, I’d never baked with rhubarb before. To be honest, I’d never even had rhubarb before. But then a few weeks ago Adam and I had dinner at a friend’s house and she made a strawberry rhubarb crumble that was to die for.

My version uses big juicy strawberries, rhubarb and apples…just because. Okay fine, I had two apples on hand that day and I thought what the heck, let’s just throw in the kitchen sink while we’re at it. Turns out it was a really good decision indeed.

And you know what takes this crumble to the next level? Vanilla ice cream! Like, three scoops of it.

Mmmm crunchy, golden, sweet, delicious, juicy, lovely crumble!! Yes.

Rhubarb Strawberry Apple Crumble

serves about 8

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

2 cups diced rhubarb (about three stalks)

1 cup quartered strawberries

1 golden delicious apple, diced

1 cup sugar

1 T flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

4 T cold butter, cut into chunks

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss the diced rhubarb, strawberries and apple in a large bowl with the flour and granulated sugar.

Spray an eight inch square dish with cooking spray and pour in the fruit.

In the same bowl you tossed the fruit it, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using your fingers, work the butter in until it resembles coarse sand (you still want some tiny butter chunks here though—don’t work it in so much that it becomes cornmeal/pie dough consistency).

Pour the topping on the fruit and bake for 45 minutes, until golden.

Time:

1 hour

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60 Comments

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    Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    May 12, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I’ve actually never had rhubarb before, either. The fruit (?)/vegetable(?) kinda freaks me out a little. But I’ve always been curious, so maybe trying in a crisp will ease the weirdness!

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    May 12, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I love crunching on something with dessert! I’m also ashamed to say I’ve yet to have rhubarb anything! Yikes…I know, I know!

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

    This sounds amazing! Strawberries are SO delicious right now.. what a perfect recipe!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
    May 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

    This is so seasonal and perfect right now! Yum!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 12, 2011 at 5:04 am

    i’ve never actually cooked with rhubarb but have always wanted to try. this sounds like a fantastic summer recipe, and i can’t wait to try it!

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    Emily
    May 12, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Wow, that looks and sounds delicious! We actually had rhubarb a lot growing up, but I have never cooked with it before. Maybe I’ll pick some up this weekend!

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    Emilie
    May 12, 2011 at 5:09 am

    As far back as I can remember we have always grown rhubarb in our garden and yet I have never used them with strawberries :-O This will all be changing very soon…

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    May 12, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Rhubarb crumble screams summer to me! Looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    May 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I absolutely love Strawberry Rhubarb. And now that it is summer.. I crave strawberries.. practically 24/7! Thanks for the bomb recipe!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    May 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Oooh this looks so good. I’m a sucker for apple and an even bigger one for Rhubarb. Put them together – oh my, I’m a goner for sure!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    May 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Looks delicious! I’m hoping to get some rhubarb here soon. It looks like it turned out pretty liquidy in that first picture. Was that by design? Or is it thicker than it looks? Just curious before I attempt to make a crumble ๐Ÿ™‚

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    jenna
    May 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    this looks fab!! i had never had rhubarb either but everyone raves about it, so it must be my time to try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    May 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Oh yummmmm! Strawberries and rhubarb have been common ingredients in my repertoire lately – they’re such a great combination, totally made for each other! This sounds delicious!

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    Daisy
    May 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

    looks amazing jenna!

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    Amy
    May 12, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Yummy, Jenna! I’ve never cooked with rhubarb before, but strawberries +rhubarb is ALWAYS a good idea. …As is crumble topped with vanilla ice cream. It’s like an unwritten rule or something ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    May 12, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I wish I was currently eating this for breakfast!

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    Melissa
    May 12, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Girl, you are a MACHINE! I found your blog a few months ago and have become increasingly addicted — and every single time I check for a post there’s something new! Do you ever sleep?!

    I love everything about this blog! It’s so fun and all of the recipes are things I would actually MAKE! Love it!!!

  • Reply
    Heather M
    May 12, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I had rhubard the first time last weekend and now I am hooked.

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    Jess (Sweet Potato)
    May 12, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I have never had rhubarb either, but I think I will have to change that this summer!

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    Ruth
    May 12, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Really good recipe – it’s similar to one my mum makes. And I completely agree about the vanilla ice cream! Essential!

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    Louise
    May 12, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Is there anything I could substitute for apples? I am one of those weirdos who hates the texture of baked apples.

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    Caley
    May 12, 2011 at 6:26 am

    FYI, when cooking with garden-grown rhubarb: avoid the leaves! They’re actually poisonous! I grew up eating lots of rhubarb delights and my mom would always ALWAYS remind me of this.

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    Meghan @ StruggleMuffins
    May 12, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I’m with you on the crumble supremacy – as much as I love chocolate, especially when paired with peanut butter – nothing beats a good fruit crisp dessert. I always associate them with autumn, making apple and pear crisps, but I think its high time I start making summery berry crumbles. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Wishing I had a big bowl of this right now!

  • Reply
    Krystina (Organically Me)
    May 12, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I loooooove fruit crisps/crumbles!

  • Reply
    Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo
    May 12, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I’m totally with you on the love of fruit crumbles; as long as their not super sweet, I probably could eat them all day!

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    May 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

    I had my first rhubarb crumble last week in Normandie. Man was it good ! But she didn’t add sugar so the ice cream was a must!

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    amy@healthyhungryhappy
    May 12, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Looks amazing…like usual! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Maria
    May 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    We have four rhubarb plants so I will be making this:)

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    Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl
    May 12, 2011 at 7:27 am

    So yummy! The red is so vibrant. Gimme some ice cream with that one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    May 12, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’m not much into fruity desserts but I think I’m going to take a leap of faith and trust you on this one. I mean, it may have to do with the fact that this is SO Little House Laura of you… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Tessa @ Amazing Asset
    May 12, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have never tried rhubarb before…I’m not sure how I have missed out, but it seems that I will just HAVE to finally try it in this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jess
    May 12, 2011 at 7:49 am

    OMG, that looks amazing! Our rhubarb is ready for it’s first harvest. Guess what I’m making this weekend?

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    May 12, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Strawberry rhubarb is my all time favorite summer combo. Love the added apple too!

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    Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries
    May 12, 2011 at 7:59 am

    I have a secret: I have never, ever tried rhubarb!

    However, after reading this recipe I will be losing my rhubarb virginity this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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    PoweredbyPeanutButter
    May 12, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Rhubarb always reminds me of my childhood, as my dad used to have a huge rhubarb bush in the garden (sadly it no longer exists ๐Ÿ™ ) My mum always used to make yummy rhubarb crumbles on a Sunday when it was in season…so good! Yours look delicious.

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    Cassie @ Tofu Meets Her Match
    May 12, 2011 at 8:27 am

    And, I know what I’m making this weekend! I love strawberry rhubarb pie but a crumble is so much easier.

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    Mandy
    May 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I CANNOT believe you hadn’t had rhubarb before!!! And I am STUNNED by how many of your readers haven’t either!!!! Having grown up with it, I am a true rhubarb lover. I remember hot summer days as a child, playing in the yard, barefeet running in the grass and mom giving us a stalk of rhubarb and a cup with a bit of white sugar in it. You bite the rhubarb off and dip the end in the sugar. I will do that for my daughter when she is old enough. The very thought brings back happy childhood memories and to this day I love the tang and bite of rhubarb. In addition to pairing it with other fruit, rhubarb is fabulous in baked goods on it’s own. OR, stew it with a bit of water and sugar, let it come to room temp or cool and serve mixed into greek yogurt (TO.DIE.FOR) or as a topping for cheesecake! The tartness balances out the richness of the cheesecake and is a lovely pink colour.

    Rhubarb is so versatile and honestly, it’s one of my favourite fruits. It also pairs well with pork – prepare a rhubarb, apple, cranberry compote and serve alongside your pork tenderloin. Or toss some cubed rhubarb into your pan with your roasting meat! Gosh I’ve had a dish prepared with rhubarb, saurkraut, carrots and apple cider vinegar in the bottom of the pork roast that was the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Experiment with it – it’s amazing!

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    Moni'sMeals
    May 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Yes! Yes! and Yes! Just what I have been looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚ Very excited to make this over the weekend. I have tons of strawberries from the market, yippee. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lindsaie
    May 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Oh my! My mom used to always make rubarb crisp when I was little! My favourite! We grew rubarb in our garden. I need to make this ASAP ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jenny
    May 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I totally agree with you – crumbles/crisps over cake any day! Before you even mentioned ice cream i was thinking about how good it tastes warmed up with melted ice cream on top mmm mmmm mm. seriously, i want crumble at my wedding. screw cake.

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    Lesley Lifting Life
    May 12, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I have not had a crumble involving rhubarb in far too long!

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    R @ Learning As I Chop
    May 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I too prefer fruit desserts to chocolate. This looks delicious!

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    Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit
    May 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    i’m never had rhubarb, but i’m bookmarking this! it just sounds so summery and delicious!

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    Lindsey@ Lindselicious
    May 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I love crumbles/crisps too! I have never tried rhubarb before though, I don’t think its a popular thing in Hawaii… It looks great in this dish though, I might just have to change my ways. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Jannifer
    May 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I’ve never had rhubarb either but this recipe definitely makes me want to try it. Plus my husband loves rhubarb, sounds like a win win!

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    kate
    May 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I just recently started baking/cooking with rhubarb and we love it. Its delicious as a strawberry rhubarb sauce on top of vanilla bean ice cream. Melty, fruity, delicious.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    May 12, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I grew up eating our next door neighbor’s rhubarb and never really loved it then…fast forward to now and I love it! Especially in a crumble with oats and brown sugar and apples…mmmm, looks delish, Jenna ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily @ Savory and Savage
    May 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Oh, I love crumbles and you used one of my favorite things – rhubarb!

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    Sarah @ The Pajama Chef
    May 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    i’ve never had rhubarb…gotta try it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    May 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Strawberry and rhubarb sounds deeelicious, but I am ALL about the crumble topping! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Happy When Not Hungry
    May 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I love rhubarb! My parents have a huge bush outside their house. I just made a rhubarb cardamom upside down cake. Will def be trying this crumble next!

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    Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    May 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Just give me that with a drop of whip cream and a cup of coffee and I’m ready to take on the day.

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    Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    May 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful! I am a rhubarb lover, and a crumble lover too. It’s getting so cold here in Melbourne, winter is coming which means crumble all the time! yay ๐Ÿ™‚
    Heidi xo

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    Suzie Q
    May 13, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I have six huge rhubarb plants that produce from April straight through til October. I once tried mowing them off with the lawn mower just in attempt to make them go away one summer. Didn’t work. They grew back bigger and healthier than ever. I get SICK of the stuff, but love making a good sourcream rhubarb pie every now and then. Strawberry rhubarb jam is another yummy concoction!!

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    Tara
    May 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    DROOLING. It’s unfortunate that I forgot to grab some rhubarb out of my parents’ garden when I was home this weekend. I would have made this. And perhaps a batch of strawberry-rhubarb jam. My grandma’s recipe, of course.

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