Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
adapted from my backyard

Note: I made two of these at once and just doubled everything. It’s that good.


1-1.5 lbs of fresh rhubarb, cut into 1/2 pieces**
1 lb fresh strawberries, cut into quarters
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon lemon juice (more or less depending on your preference for tartness)
2 Tablespoons cornstarch

**Make sure to cut the leaves off 1/2 inch down the rhubarb stalk and wash the stalks (and your hands) well. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous.

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
dash of salt


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and set out a pie dish or 9×9 glass baking dish.

Stir together rhubarb, strawberries, and sugar in a big bowl and let sit and macerate (i.e. get juicy) for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the cornstarch into the lemon juice (it may seem a bit stiff, don’t worry) and vanilla. Add the mixture into the fruit and stir well.

In a separate bowl, cut the butter into all the rest of the crumble ingredients, using a pastry cutter or your good old fashioned finger tips. This makes for a very buttery crumble, you could reduce by a few tablespoons if you are afraid. I am not afraid of butter.

Spoon the fruit into the bottom of the pie dish and top with crumble. The crumble should be thick and lumpy – but may not cover every inch of fruit.

Bake for about 1 hour or until the crumble is set and golden and the juices are bubbling. I recommend placing a rimmed baking sheet under your pie dish in the oven to avoid copious smoke in the case of spillage.

Note: This crumble is very juicy and quite tart. I prefer not to go overboard on the cornstarch/flour in the filling because it clouds the beautifulness of the fruit. Just jive with it, okay? It’s a crumble, not pie rocket science. If tart isn’t your thing, add more sugar or less lemon juice to the filling.




One Comment to “Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble”

  1. it’s that time of year again… searched thru my pinterest to find this recipe. this is happening tonight!!

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