27 May 2012 ~ 5 Comments

Simple Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

It’s rhubarb time here in Ontario! I was given this HUGE bag of rhubarb by my friend Kate on Friday, and I needed to find something yummy to make with it. Try this deliciously simple recipe made with ingredients you’ll already have on-hand! Perfect with a cup of coffee on a cool spring evening.

This recipe is adapted from the 1983 Toronto Star Cookbook by Jim White. The suggestions is to use regular rolled oats, not the quick-cooking kind (I used quick as it was what I had in my pantry, and it worked out just fine!)


Simple Rhubarb Crisp

1-1/2 lb (700 g) rhubarb, trimmed, cut in 1/2-inch dice (about 6 cups)

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup butter, melted

In large bowl, toss rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Transfer to lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan. For the topping, toss together flour, sugar and oats and add in the melted butter. Mix well with fork. Sprinkle over rhubarb mixture.

Bake in preheated 375F oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

5 Responses to “Simple Rhubarb Crisp Recipe”

  1. Marsha 27 May 2012 at 7:29 pm Permalink

    This is the same recipe I use, except I add a chopped apple or two and/or a cup of coarsely chopped strawberries – adds an extra special kick of yumn-o!

  2. Olga Brooks 29 May 2012 at 3:50 am Permalink

    I love all your recipe and was thrilled to get this one for rhubard pie

  3. Barb 14 June 2013 at 1:16 pm Permalink

    I use this exact crumble topping. I never thought to add flour to the rhubarb, so I did as you stated and it is heavenly! Thanks.

  4. CharlesHine 3 August 2015 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    I see now that others doubled the rhubarb and reduced the sugar, but still rated this recipe as 5 stars.

  5. Dianne Higo 27 September 2017 at 12:54 pm Permalink

    When rhubarb is reduced by adding apples or black-or straw-berries, less sugar in the fruit is needed.

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