Fresh Rhubarb baked with an oatmeal topping in a delicious Rhubarb Crisp! Make this dessert with fresh or frozen rhubarb and enjoy all year long. The delicious tartness of the rhubarb is a perfect balance with the sweet oatmeal topping.
There's just something about rhubarb! Maybe it's because it's the absolute first anything that's ready to harvest in my garden. Or maybe it's because it has this totally delicious tangy taste. Whatever it is, it's my favorite in the springtime!
I make a lot of dishes with rhubarb and I've already shared a few of my favorites with you; rhubarb muffins, strawberry rhubarb cake, rhubarb bread, rhubarb jam, rhubarb bars and rhubarb sauce. I decided it was time to share my rhubarb crisp with you!
Can I use frozen rhubarb?
Yes! Frozen rhubarb can be used in this recipe. Do not thaw before using. Just add it frozen.
I like eating rhubarb in the spring, but it really is amazing any time of year. Once I've had my fill of fresh rhubarb, I keep cutting the stalks as they come on. I wash and slice each stalk into one inch pieces, throw them into a freezer bag and into the freezer. Here's how I freeze rhubarb.
Come fall, or in the dead of winter, I just pull out a bag and cook up one of my favorites. In the winter, it's a good reminder that spring is just around the corner.
How should I serve this crisp?
Rhubarb crisp is best served warm topped with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. However, I will tell you that any leftover crisp is also great eaten at room temperature for breakfast along with a cup of coffee - just don't tell my kids!
Do I have to peel rhubarb before using?
I do not peel my rhubarb. However, when I am cutting the rhubarb into small pieces, sometimes a long string will appear. I just pull that off the stalk of rhubarb and continue cutting.
Can I eat all parts from a rhubarb plant?
Rhubarb leaves are toxic and should not be eaten. The stalks are edible.
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- 5 cups rhubarb (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- ⅔ cups brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons corn starch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Place rhubarb, sugar, corn starch and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix until rhubarb is coated with all ingredients.
- Place rhubarb mixture in a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
- Place oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter into a bowl and stir.
- Spread oat mixture over rhubarb mixture.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
- Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
- I used old fashioned oats in this recipe. Quick or one minute oats could also be used.
- To reheat, warm in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.