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Crumb-Topped Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

Crumb-Topped Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

For this treat, Minocqua, Wisconsin field editor Charlene Griffin features that perennial spring flavor, rhubarb.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 cups diced fresh rhubarb or frozen rhubarb
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press half of the mixture into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Set remaining crumb mixture aside for topping. Sprinkle rhubarb over crust; set aside.
  • 2. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; gradually whisk in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Remove from the heat; whisk in vanilla. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until bubbly and lightly browned. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 444 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein .

Reviews for Crumb-Topped Rhubarb Crunch

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kelschrage User ID: 4759457 151354
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011

"This cobbler is FANTASTIC! I usually use whatever berries and rhubarb I have in the house - and it always turns out great. I do think the recipe is a bit sweet, so I do reduce the amount of sugar used in with the cornstarch & vanilla."

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LoriR1234 User ID: 4479653 151353
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"Loved it!! I used a pound of rhubarb and it was perfect. Slightly tart, but crunchy bottom was very tasty. Would for sure repeat this one."

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slug9000 User ID: 3827284 62320
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

"I loved this! It was delicious. Going forward, I will probably make a couple of changes - I will probably add more rhubarb and cut down a little on the brown sugar (but not much). I will also probably put 2/3 of the crumb mixture on top instead of just half - I love the crunch on top of the tart rhubarb! Absolutely delicious. Even my boyfriend, who doesn't really love fruit-based desserts (he prefers chocolate) went back for seconds!"

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mwaxham User ID: 520647 131933
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This recipe was too sweet for my taste. I like to taste the tartness of the rhubarb. I would cut the sugar in the boiled mixture down to 2/3 cup. Otherwise it was good."

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MICHIGANGIRL User ID: 3113617 148004
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"SORRY, I FORGOT TO MENTION TO YOU THAT YOU WOULD BE BAKING THIS DOUBLED RECIPE IN A 9x13 PAN. FOR GENERAL PURPOSES, WHEN DOUBLING A RECIPE YOU DO NOT DOUBLE ANY OF THE SALT YOU ARE ADDING! IT WILL MAKE THE RECIPE WAY TOO SALTY!"

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MICHIGANGIRL User ID: 3113617 98743
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"YOU CAN DOUBLE THIS RECIPE; JUST ADD ABOUT 5-7 MINUTES OF EXTRA BAKING TIME TO THE ORIGINAL TIME.WHY DOESN'T THIS RECIPE LIST THE POTASSIUM CONTENT? ALOT OF THE RECIPES ON THIS SITE DO AND I REALLY NEED THOSE FIGURES FOR MY DAILY LOW-POTASSIUM DIET. CAN ANYONE OFFER ME AN ANSWER?"

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Grammadi52 User ID: 535291 156240
Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"Why are Rhubarb Crunch recipes always so small and in an 8" square pan? This wouldn't last 5 minutes in my family!!"

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