Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Rhubarb Crisp is a delicious dessert that combines the tartness of fresh rhubarb with a sweet and crumbly topping. This simple but delicious dish is ideal for spring and summer, when rhubarb is in season. Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a truly satisfying treat.


  • Filling:
  • 4 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped (about 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped rhubarb, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix well until the rhubarb is evenly coated. Set aside.
  1. Make the Topping:
  • In another bowl, mix together the rolled oats, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  • Pour the melted butter over the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is crumbly and well combined.
  1. Assemble the Crisp:
  • Pour the rhubarb mixture into a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the oat topping evenly over the rhubarb.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Allow the rhubarb crisp to cool for about 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving, Approximate for 8 servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 39g
  • Sodium: 40mg

Cooking Tips:

  • If you prefer a less sweet dessert, you can reduce the amount of sugar in the filling.
  • For a twist, you can add a cup of chopped strawberries to the rhubarb mixture for a rhubarb-strawberry crisp.
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free oats and a gluten-free flour blend.

Rhubarb Crisp is an excellent way to experience the distinct flavor of rhubarb. The tart filling pairs perfectly with the sweet, crunchy topping. This dessert is bound to become a favorite, especially when paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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