Apple Rhubarb Crisp

Apple Rhubarb Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream


It seems that I have not been doing too many desserts recently and I had been craving something sweet. I always enjoy using fruit in desserts and one of the quickest, easiest and most rewarding ways of using fruits in a dessert has to be in the form of a crisp or a crumble. They are pretty much as easy as; prep the fruit, mix the crumb topping, pour them into a baking dish and bake. Though I tend to use use fruits that are in season, sometimes I cheat and freeze some fruit for later. Apples are great for crisps and normally I would pair them with cranberries for a tart counter balance to their sweetness but when rhubarb was in season during the summer I thought that rhubarb would also work well with apples so I froze some for later. The other day while I was rooting around in my freezer I came across that rhubarb and it was finally time to try the combo out. The rhubarb ended up surviving the freezer in pretty good condition and went on to make a really nice apple rhubarb crisp! The tart rhubarb worked just as well with the sweet apples as I had been hoping for. I of course served the crisp with some melting vanilla ice cream.

Tip: I like to split the leftovers into individual sized servings and freeze them in plastic containers. If I want a sweet dessert I simply pull one directly from the freezer to the microwave and give it two minutes on speed defrost followed by two minutes on high. With that and a scoop of vanilla ice cream I have an amazing treat whenever I want in under 5 minutes.

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

(makes 4-6 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
3 cups apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
2 cups rhubarb (sliced)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 orange (juice and zest)
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter (melted)

Directions:
1. Toss the apples and rhubarb with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, orange juice and zest.
2. Mix the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl.
3. Place the apple mixture into an 8x8 inch baking dish and pour the topping on.
4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 35-45 minutes.

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39 comments:

Fresh Local and Best said...

This apple rhubarb looks absolutely divine!

Kathleen said...

This looks and sounds wonderful! Great idea to freeze the left overs in individual serving containers!

Cara said...

nice! I am looking forward to working with fresh rhubarb (in fact I just can't wait for all the veggies to start coming into season!)

Caroline said...

That sounds great! I've never had or cooked with rhubarb before, but I'm excited to try this out. The little boy I nanny always has the funniest things to say about rhubarb - "Hey Caroline, What's the most bitter disgusting stuff on Earth?... Its RHUBARB!" Usually followed by a sigh and "Man, I love rhubarb pie..."

kathryn durst said...

this looks fantastic!i love rhubarb so much and don't use it enough. this will be the perfect way to use up the giant bags of oats my parents bought me at costco.

glamourpuss said...

LOVE any kind of fruit crisp! Now I am craving some!! I must admit, when I make it some always ends up as my breakfast. Ever try apple and pear crisp? It's wonderful!

Rebecca said...

I. Love. Apple. Rhubarb. Crisp!!!!!!! Died and gone to heaven :)

Jenn said...

Ooooo rhubard. I need to try that this year.

Bob said...

I've never had rhubarb, oddly enough, but I would love to try this. Crisps are the bomb.

MaryBeth said...

I love Rhubarb in anything....you should have called, I would have ran over and joined you for a big bowl.

♥peachkins♥ said...

fantastic-looking crisps

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a perfect dessert!

Cheers,

Rosa

MaryMoh said...

I have not tried rhubarb but this look so delicious I have to try. Beautiful dessert....mmmm

Sophie said...

A georgous & ooh so tasty crisp, Kevin!! I love the classic combination of apples & rhubarb!!

I would love to serve this with hot home made custard!

Nina Timm said...

Even in the blazing heat we've been having, I would happily eat that!!!!

Joanne said...

I really like the sound of this combination. This is a must make for whenever rhubarb season comes around!

Bellini Valli said...

Crisps are the way to go Kevin!!!

Jenn Sutherland said...

Mmmm....this is pretty much my favorite dessert, ever. I've got a couple gallon bags of rhubarb in the freezer, too so I think this will be appearing on my menu this weekend. YUM.

Karen said...

I don't wander into the dessert arena very often either, but I really should. Especially things like fruit crumbles and crisps, which are so easy and so good. Lucky you, finding that rhubarb in the freezer. My freezer is all fruited out already :(

PeggyR said...

That looks really good! We'll be going to a grocery store today, so I may have to get rhubarb, ice cream, etc.

Ashleigh said...

You're a genious

katerina said...

Leftovers? Maybe I should make double. We never have any leftovers in our house since crisp makes such a tasty breakfast!

grace said...

wonderful dessert, kevin, and excellent suggestion about freezing individual portions!

Joie de vivre said...

Where do you find your inspiration Kevin? Everything always looks amazing!

Jen said...

This looks great. I just found your blog today when my sister emailed me your chocolate turtle cookies. I love your photographs!

My dad always freezes rhubarb. He loves that stuff so much! We like to use it for rhubarb rolls.

Mrs. L said...

I love rhubarb but rarely seem to make my own desserts with it. I've bookmarked this recipe and some of your others using rhubarb and need to get off my butt and make some of them!

Janice said...

I've never had rhubarb before, can't wait to try because this looks great

Chef Aimee said...

Oh this looks wonderful and thanks for the freezing tips! I cook for myself most of the time, so finding freezer friendly recipes is always a great treat!

Memória said...

This dish looks fantastic! YUMMY!

tasteofbeirut said...

I am going to have to taste rhubarb at some point! I like your pics every time! Very appetizing.

screwdestiny said...

Mmm, looks great! I'd never thought of combining apple and rhubarb but I will have to give it a try.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I am ready for rhubarb season. It's still a bit early here, but I'm keeping my eye out for it. Your apple rhubarb crisp looks absolutely amazing!

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I should just step away from the computer and forget all about it, but I love a nice crisp with vanilla ice cream too much.
BTW, I freeze everything as individual servings - soups, sauces, meat, etc. Makes it so much easier.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.. my mom loved this crisp on mothers day.

Biryani Recipe said...

This is very healthy Thing. I like it. Thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

One of my most favorite rhubarb recipes - DELICIOUS!!!

Kristin said...

LOL... You mentioned leftovers. I'm confused!

;-) Thanks for the recipe!

Crystal said...

Looks delish! Just wondering if you thawed the rhubarb first?? Thanks for sharing...

Kevin Lynch said...

Crystal: You can put it in frozen. Enjoy!

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