Rhubarb Apple Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb Apple Crumble

One can hardly go wrong with a rhubarb apple crumble for dessert. A comfort food recipe from way back, a nostalgic reminder of one’s childhood. 

Yield: 4

Time: 40 minutes


You get the best rhubarb in spring and early summer. Choose stalks that are upright and glossy with pale yellow leaves. Stalks that have a tired look and bend easily are old.


  • 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks, about 1 1/2 cups (170 g)
  • 4 stalks rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch (1,2 cm) slices, about 2 cups (240 g)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/2 cup (60 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
  • 4 Tbsp rolled oats
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted cold butter, diced
  • 2 Tbsp sliced almonds


Preheat oven 400°F (200°C).

Butter an ovenproof dish, large enough to hold apple-rhubarb crumble. Combine apple chunks, rhubarb, lemon juice and cinnamon in the prepared dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, oats, butter, and almonds. Rub mixture between your fingers until it resembles coarse crumbs. Spread crumbs over rhubarb-apple mix. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and the fruit mix is bubbling.

Serve with a dollop of mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.

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