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Rhubarb Crunch Recipe

"RHUBARB was one of the first crops Grandma gathered from her garden in spring. She told us kids her rhubarb sauce was a good tonic for whatever ailed us, but we much preferred the delicious dessert she served after Easter dinner. This Rhubarb Crunch was so delicious with fresh cream skimmed from the top of some milk."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Few drops red food coloring, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter; mix until crumbly. Press half of the mixture into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with rhubarb. For topping, combine sugar and cornstarch and water until smooth in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and food coloring if desired. Pour over the rhubarb. Top with the remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 326 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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pastiepie User ID: 1062574 37423
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"I made this with the 4 cups of rhubarb and three sliced apples. Loved it ;)"

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 39609
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"It's great served slightly warm with a scoop of ice cream."

kristin_wolfie User ID: 7134019 17151
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Nice flavor, a lot of sugar and final product to too soupy."

Spiffy64 User ID: 5125460 37421
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Very delicious. When doubled it makes a full 13x9 pan. So good, we had no leftovers. Good rhubarb flavor and the topping was delicious. Served with strawberry swirl ice-cream for an additional berry flavor. Definitely a keeper!"

ckranz User ID: 2010156 16305
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"This was very easy & very good. I will definitely make it again - soon!"

Mommerz User ID: 933148 13326
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Very Good! The family loved it. A little bit of sweet, tart & crunch in each serving. We're making it again tonight!"

Judi720 User ID: 4271214 17245
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2010

"Great taste and really easy to make. Would definetly make again."

lhalek User ID: 3716977 40901
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Mmmm, yummy, perfect amount of sweetness and a good crunchy crust and creamy rhubarb inside, will make again."

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