Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is an easy fruit dessert made with fresh, sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb. It’s a refreshingly classic dessert that is perfect for warm summer nights.
Fruit Crisps are one of the easiest desserts out there, and this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a home run. Served warm out of the oven with a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream on top? That’s a grand slam!
Technically rhubarb is a vegetable, but you will typically see it in desserts or breakfast items, like pies, cakes and Muffins. Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combination of sweet and tart, making them best friends in this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Ingredients
Rhubarb – wash and trim off the ends of the stalks, and trim the leaves which are inedible. Cut the stalks into small pieces.
Strawberries – Remove the stems and roughly chop. You want equal amounts of strawberries and rhubarb.
Sugar – a cup of granulated for the filling and a cup of brown sugar for the topping.
Flour – for thickening the filling.
Old fashioned oats – for the crunchy topping.
Cinnamon and nutmeg
How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
First, you’ll need to sugar the strawberries and rhubarb and soften them up, releases their juices. Pour all of the fruit into a bowl and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and stir together to coat well. Then pour that into a large baking dish.
The topping is made with flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg mixed together with some melted butter and sprinkled evenly over the fruit layer. The topping gets crispy when it’s baked, hence the name.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until the top is golden and the fruit mixture is bubbly. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes to set before serving.
Serving and Storage
How to serve: This type of dessert does tend to spread out a bit when served, so I like to serve it in tart dishes (aff). They are like bowls but with a flat bottom and low sides. It’s even better with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream on top!
Storage: Crisps tend to get soggy when covered, so it’s ok to leave this dessert on the counter for up to 2 days. Cover loosely with a paper towel and plastic wrap to keep is crisp.
Can you freeze a fruit crisp?
Fruit crisps are easy to freeze! Let the dish cool completely, then wrap in two layers of plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 6 months then thaw and bake until the topping is crispy.
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.