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Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

Now all you rhubarb fans out there can minimize that mouth-puckering flavor without having to ladle on the sugar. This light recipe lets you enjoy one of springtime's quintessential treats and feel good about each bite you take. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • Reduced-fat whipped topping or reduced-fat strawberry ice cream, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in strawberries and rhubarb until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar blend and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until filling is bubbly and topping is golden brown. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda brown sugar blend.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 210 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein .

Reviews for Makeover Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

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PatGilliland
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"It needs no water. The fruits have enough moisture in them"

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pfontes
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"There is no water listed in the ingredients."

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Grandma Kit
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"Oh yeah - I didn't have any splenda sugar, but would try that way. Any way that we can use rhubarb, I will Love that stuff."

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bhagon
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"Made this recipe as stated, and it was wonderful! I doubled the ingredients and baked it in a 9x13 baking dish."

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mythyagain@yahoo.com
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"YUM!"

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bkross
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"My family LOVES this recipe"

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mickelsen
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"This dish was SO EASY TO MAKE!! and it was delicious :) I would highly recommended it to all!"

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MichelleKTrapp
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"Great taste, also used regular brown sugar & crumble was dry, I will try a larger pan next time"

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sbrand1997
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"I made this for my husband and for a friend of mine. They both gave it a thumbs up. My hubby thought it a touch sweet but liked it. I didn't have the brown sugar blend either so used regular and it was fine. My crunch topping stayed dry. I know my butter was cut in appropriately. I think I might try a smidge more butter next time to try and crunch it up. We will make this again, and I am going to try it with a blueberry/strawberry mix next time."

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shirley bassett
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Very good! Not too sweet."

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U R one hot mama
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"We loved this desert. But the next time I made it I used peaches instead of strawberries and rhubarb it was just as good."

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CBihl
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"If you like other berries, try Slow Berry Cobbler.  Made in crock pot. YUM!!"

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chefless
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This was absoluley wonderful! I wouldn't change a thing in this recipe."

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sculllen10
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"We loved it and I used just brown sugar( no blend) and I thought it was delicious."

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norashuff
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"I've made this twice already. I used Splenda instead of sugar since my husband is diabetic. We both agree it's very, very good. I always like recipes to use rhubarb since we have our own in the backyard!!!!!"

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lovemaumee
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Turned out great except for one thing, I forgot to add the vanilla. Will make this crunch again."

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CBihl
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Would make with less sugar, although the folks I served it to loved it. It turned out very nice. Especially w/ice cream! ;-)"

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smoore13
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"My husbands favorite combination is strawberry and rhubarb so this recipe caught my eye. I made it just as directed and it came out great!"

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chocolateplease
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Over all we REALLY liked it. Had no idea what brown sugar blend was, but stumbled across it in the store. Next time I will use more rhubarb and less strawberries. I think the topping could be improved."

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mcdonnj0
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"Didn't anyone else's turn out soupy like mine? Should I have used more cornstarch and why did the crunch fall into the filling? Help me!"

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fiko
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2010

"this is very good and yes I would make it again.....also tried using different fruits and still very good"

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florence4709
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"I don't care for the strawberries, could I use just rhubarb and how much. It sounds good and I do love rhubarb. Thank you."

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mcdonnj0
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"I made this exactly as indicated. When I baked it, the strawberry-rhubarb mixture never set so it was like a pudding only softer and the crunch did not stay on top, it cooked into the mixture. The flavor was great but there definitely wasn't any crunch!"

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rup635
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2010

"Brown sugar blend is a Splenda product."

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mnlorraine
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"What is brown sugar blend?"

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zucchinilady
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"I'm very lucky to have a huge amount of rhubarb and not even a half mile from me, a farm that has acres of strawberries where I can pick them as I need them! The recipe is a great favorite of my family- make it often in the Spring! very refreshing"

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tkarinas
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"Strawberry rhubarb crunch is a recipe my family simply loves. It's so easy to make and so delicious, we make it whenever we have all the ingredients. It's a keeper and going in my recipe box."

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GRAMMIE02816
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"great"

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bstripsky
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"Very easy to make. I used Splenda instead of regular sugar. It turned out great! Nice summer treat."

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