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Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Recipe
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Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

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There's no tastier way to get all the good nutrition of oats—including B vitamins and iron—than a serving of this sweet, tasty crunch. It doesn't get soggy like some crunches do.—Frances Poste, Wall, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 6 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 406 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in the oats. Press half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; top with rhubarb.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with gelatin powder. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until rhubarb is tender and topping is golden brown. Serve with ice cream if desired. Yield: 12-15 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.
Originally published as Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 406 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"I've been making this one for almost 10 years now. I'd never had rhubarb before and this was the perfect dish to try it in for the first time! It's a big hit with my son and husband as well."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"It's in the oven... Smells delicious. I did make a few changes as I had 7 cups of rhubarb. Added 3 T. cornstarch; 1 1/2 cup water; 1 1/2 cup sugar; 2 pkg. gelatin; 1 1/2 t. vanilla. 1 quart of quartered fresh strawberries. I also sprinkled the gelatin over the fruit- then poured the cooked cornstarch, sugar and water on top. Then added the oatmeal topping. This recipe gave me such a good base. I just improvised because of the extra rhubarb I didn't want to waste and the added strawberries... Hope I can report a delicious outcome! Fours stars for now... Maybe five when we have it for dinner tonight."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"This is a wonderful recipe to use up excess rhubarb! It has just the right amount of sweetness and tartness with the crunchy topping. Recipe can be cut in half, and it still turns out great!"

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This is a delicious dessert,excellect for a pot luck"

Reviewed May. 20, 2009

"Everyone loves this at the potluck! Adults and kids alike!"

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