This strawberry rhubarb crisp is an easy and delicious crisp recipe with a scrumptious crisp topping, then baked to golden. Two popular ingredients that pair so well together. Serve this delicious crisp recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for even more deliciousness.
We’re nearing spring, everybody, and I couldn’t be happier. The days are getting longer. The weather is starting to get warmer – at least sometimes. All in all, every day is a promise that sunshine and warm breezes are just over the horizon. I’m gearing up to enjoy that weather with this tasty strawberry rhubarb dessert. It’s the perfect slice of spring and summer. I’ve made this recipe for years, and I decided it was about time I shared it with all of you.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
This has been a favorite dessert of mine for a long, long time. I first has strawberry rhubarb crisp when I was a teenager, and I fell in love with that sweet and tangy flavor. The juicy sweet strawberries combined with the tart rhubarb and a delicious, sweet topping. Oh, yeah. It really hits the spot. I love serving this recipe up whenever I can. I especially love serving it at backyard parties and barbecues.
It starts with sweet, juicy fresh strawberries. Then I add frozen rhubarb – it saves time, and it’s just as good as fresh. Finally, I top it all with a simple topping made with three ingredients. It all comes together to make a dessert that’s sweet, tart, juicy, and always a big hit with everyone.
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe
In addition to how delicious this recipe is, I also love how simple it is. This is not a complicated recipe at all. In fact, I’m in and out of the kitchen in no time, which I absolutely love. I’m not interested in slaving away in the kitchen, no matter how much I love to cook. This is perfect because it’s so good and so fast. That’s my favorite combination.
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
There are so many reasons to love this delicious dessert. From its flavor to how easy it is, there’s a lot to love!
- It’s a super easy recipe that requires only a few ingredients and steps.
- It uses basic ingredients. You’ll have most of them in your kitchen and if not, you’ll find them easily at the grocery store.
- It’s the perfect summer dessert filled with the flavors of the season.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about strawberry rhubarb crisp.
What is rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a vegetable. Although it looks similar to celery, the two are actually not related. Celery is part of the parsnip family, while rhubarb is part of the buckwheat family.
Why do strawberries go with rhubarb?
Strawberry and rhubarb are a classic combination because of the complexity and depth of flavor the pairing provides. Strawberries are like little sugar bombs, while rhubarb is sour. When they’re combined, they create a complex, balanced flavor.
How do you prepare rhubarb for cooking?
Before cooking, trim the stalks at the top and bottom. You don’t have to peel rhubarb when it’s in peak season. However, by midsummer, the stalks can be tough and fibrous, so peeling it is a good idea.
Do you peel rhubarb?
You don’t have to peel frozen rhubarb or fresh rhubarb during the peak of the season. When using rhubarb during midsummer and later times of the year, peeling is recommended.
Can I use both fresh or frozen for this crisp recipe?
Absolutely! While nothing can ever compare to fresh fruits, frozen still does a great job and won’t ruin your recipe.
Why is my strawberry rhubarb crisp runny?
If you used the right amount of ingredients, it’s probably runny because you cut into it too soon. It’s typical for any kind of fruit crispy to have a bit of runniness to it, but after it cools down a bit, those juices generally set up a bit more, and the excess runniness goes away.
Can you freeze strawberry rhubarb crisp?
Yes, you can. Allow the crisp to cool completely, then wrap the dish tightly in a double layer of cling wrap and freeze it. To freeze leftovers, place them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Ingredients
It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this delicious crisp. You’ll probably have most of them in your kitchen, and the ones you don’t are all easily found at your local grocery store.
For the Filling
- Fresh strawberries, cut in half
- Frozen rhubarb
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
For the Topping
- All purpose flour
- Light brown sugar
How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Making this recipe couldn’t be easier. It only takes a few simple steps!
Step 1: Prep
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray a 3-quart or 11×7 baking dish. Remove the green tops of the strawberries and cut them in half.
Step 2: Prepare the Filling
In a large bowl, combine the strawberries and rhubarb with lemon juice, stir. Then, whisk sugar, salt, nutmeg, cornstarch, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl and sprinkle over the fruit. Stir to coat and let sit while preparing the crisp topping.
Step 3: Prepare the Topping
Whisk flour and brown sugar together in a medium bowl until combined. Then, add butter to the mixture, using a pastry cutter or hand mixer to mix until crumbly.
Step 4: Construct the Crisp
Pour the fruit into the prepared baking dish and add 1/4 cup of butter that’s been sliced into small pieces randomly over the fruit. Then, top the fruit evenly with the flour mixture.
Step 5: Bake
Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until the dough is baked through. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Try This Delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Today
This strawberry crisp is the perfect combination of taste and ease. Sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb, and a simple, sweet crumble topping come together to make a recipe that is so easy and so packed with the flavors of summer. Give it a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again.
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- 3 cups strawberries, cut in half
- 16 ounces frozen rhubarb
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter, slice into thin pieces
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
For the Topping
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly spray a 3 quart or 11×7 baking dish.
- In a large bowl add fruit, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir.
- In a small bowl, whisk sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together and then sprinkle onto fruit. Stir to coat. Let sit while you prepare the crisp topping.
- In a medium bowl, whisk flour and brown sugar together until combined.
- Add butter to flour mixture and using a pastry cutter, or electric mixer on low speed, mix butter until crumbly.
- Pour fruit into the prepared baking dish and add ¼ cup of butter that has been sliced into small pieces. Place randomly over the fruit.
- Top with the flour mixture and spread evenly over the fruit.
- Bake uncovered at 400° for 55-60 minutes or until dough is baked through.
- Carefully remove from oven and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Thank you for this easy to follow recipe! Terri, I used both frozen Strawberries and frozen Rhubarb to make this, DELICIOUS!!!! It was gone in one night with our guests. I will have to make this again very soon!
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Thank you so much for sharing Christine! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is definitely easy and delicious. <3 And, thank you for the 5-star review. Totally appreciate it! :)