strawberry rhubarb crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

The sweet and tangy taste of this strawberry rhubarb crisp gives us all the summer vibes! Whip up this dessert for a kick off to summer barbecue!

Marguerite Henderson shares the recipe that packs in all the summer flavor.

 

STRAWBERRY AND RHUBARB CRISP

Ingredients

Fruit Filling:

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 2 pounds fresh rhubarb, cleaned and cut into ½” thick slices (about 6-8 stalks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 heaping tablespoons tapioca or 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest and juice of 1 orange

Crisp topping:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups quick cooking oatmeal
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped nuts of choice
  • 1½ sticks (6 oz.) butter, cut into small pieces

Serve with vanilla ice cream or gelato

Method

In a bowl, combine the berries, rhubarb, sugar, cinnamon, tapioca, salt, orange zest and juice.  Pour into a 9” x 13” baking pan and spread evenly.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, sugars, cinnamon, nuts, and butter.  With a pastry cutter, blend until butter is cut into pea sized pieces.  Spread mixture evenly over fruit. Bake UNCOVERED in preheated 375 degree oven for 45 minutes or until bubbly and crispy on top.

(Can be made a day ahead up to this point, refrigerate, then reheat in 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes before serving just to warm through)

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.  Serves 8-10.

Topping

Ingredients

  • 4 oz softened mascarpone
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • 2 Tbs jarred lemon curd (I use Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Method

Mix well with whisk or hand mixer. Makes about 1 1/4 cups. Can be made a day or two ahead. Refrigerate.
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3 comments

  • Is there a recipe for the topping that was shown on the broadcast? I believe it was lemon curd, marscarpone, sour cream?

    • Hi Arlene! Here’s what Marguerite did for the topping:

      4 oz softened mascarpone
      4 oz sour cream
      2 Tbs jarred lemon curd (I use Trader Joe’s)
      1/4 cup powdered sugar

      Mix well with whisk or hand mixer. Makes about 1 1/4 cups. Can be made a day or two ahead. Refrigerate.

      Hope this helps!!

  • I actually made this a couple weeks ago! YUMMY! we like it better than the traditional pie . we also made rhubarb jam ( also yummy) and an English rhubarb custard ..so there are yummy option to rhubarb besides the pie