Rhubarb Mandarin Crisp
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 40 min.
- 6 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 5 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- Ice cream, optional
- In a large bowl, toss the rhubarb, sugar and tapioca; let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with the oranges.
- In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, oats, flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle evenly over oranges.
- Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve with ice cream if desired.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 323 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.
Every product is independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
May 18, 2018
Tastes wonderful, but probably not good for my waistline. I make it again.
Jun 11, 2017
This is one of the best rhubarb recipes I've ever made or eaten. Suggestion was made to double the mandarin oranges but I didn't have another can. I did however have some snack cans of diced peaches so I drained 2 and added them amongst the oranges. The sweetness of the mandarins and peaches offset the tartness of the rhubarb. Delicious ! Took it to a meeting and watched people take seconds. Served it with real whipped cream in a can. Easy to make is a bonus.
Apr 25, 2017
Add tsp pumpkin pie spice, or cinnamon & ground cloves, to step #1.
Aug 23, 2016
Delicious! Our neighbor had a bumper crop of rhubarb this year so had to try this. I subbed 1# of sliced strawberries in place of the mandarin oranges and it was wonderful.
Aug 10, 2016
Apr 13, 2015
Thank you so much! Looks delicious and I can't believe I have not seen this recipe sooner. Sounds good with rhubarb, mandarin and strawberries...possibly peaches later in the season. I'm jumping way ahead here. Still a chilly April for us. Please forgive me for rating before I try it...
Oct 3, 2010
I make this yummy dessert several times during rhubarb season. It's always a hit with the rhubarb crowd when I take it to a potluck. I usually double the amount of mandarin oranges. It's also delicious with strawberries or thinly sliced apples instead of the oranges.