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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Strawberry rhubarb crisp combines summer-soaked juicy red strawberries along with tartly sweet rhubarb and a deliciously crunchy crisp. Top it off with ice cream or fresh cream and this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe will be sure to have the most requested dish at any gathering.

Try out some more recipes with strawberries such as strawberry pavlova, this easy strawberry sauce or my strawberry marshmallow recipe.

Strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe in a white porcelain baking dish topped with strawberries and ice cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

In my opinion, contrasting flavors are what give depth to a good recipe, and you won’t find any that work together as well as sweet and slightly tart. This dish gives highlight to both of these with strawberry and rhubarb both offering that sweet-sour palette.

I’ve made several variations of it before, but this is hands-down the best strawberry rhubarb crisp I’ve tried. It isn’t only the filling that makes it excellent, but also the almond crisp topping that adds a layer of soft crunch to the top. The buttery crisp topping takes the entire experience to a new level!

Strawberry rhubarb crisp with fresh cream in a white porcelain baking dish with silver spoon

What Does Rhubarb Taste Like?

Most of us are familiar with the taste of strawberries, but rhubarb is a bit less common. If you are wondering what rhubarb tastes like, you aren’t alone. The stalks of this vegetable are quite tart when eaten raw, almost like a green apple with less sugar.

However, when you cook it, it becomes sweeter. Just as in this easy rhubarb recipe, it is commonly combined with fruit and cooked into desserts—just like this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Strawbery Rhubarb Crisp

Can you Use Other Fruit in This Recipe?

While strawberries are one of the most common pairings with rhubarb, there are several other fruits that would be excellent to use as well. Some of the best fruit to use with rhubarb include:

  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • apple
  • pear
  • apricot
  • peach

I personally love the flavor of this strawberry rhubarb crisp, but if you wanted to try something a bit different, a mixed berry version with other berries added would also be delicious.

Can this be a Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe?

This easy rhubarb recipe can certainly be made gluten free for those with sensitivities to gluten. Simply swap out the all-purpose flour for your favorite all-purpose gluten-free flour. Make sure to purchase certified gluten-free oats as well.

Strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream and spoon

How to Freeze this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

If you have a large bounty of strawberry and/or rhubarb, one easy thing to do is double this recipe and then freeze one of the crisps. To do so, assemble the crisp up to the point of baking, then cover with 2 layers of foil and put in the freezer to freeze.

Remember – if you are freezing it in a porcelain or glass baking dish, you’ll need to thaw it for a couple of hours before baking so the dish doesn’t crack and break as you place it in the oven. On the other hand, if you’re freezing the crisp in a metal baking pan it can go straight from the freezer to the oven.

The baking time may need to be adjusted slightly, particularly when cooking from frozen. Check on your crisp periodically and watch for doneness. If it is browning faster on the top than it’s baked through, cover it with foil.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

This easy strawberry rhubarb crisp is simple to make. It only takes about ten minutes of prep work, then stick it in the oven and you’re done.

Strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe with serving dish in background and individual portion of strawberry rhubarb crisp in bowl served with vanilla ice cream.

How to Make the Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

  • Make the strawberry rhubarb mixture and layer into a dish.
  • Combine all ingredients for the crumble until the mixture resembles large clusters and top the fruits.
  • Bake until the fruits in the middle bubble.

Visual step by step directions for making an easy strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe.

  • Top it with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream and you have the best strawberry rhubarb crisp.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

5 from 2 votes

The BEST strawberry rhubarb crisp! This easy rhubarb recipe has the perfect crisp topping that your entire family will love.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry crisp, strawberry rhubarb crisp
Calories: 483 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6


Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce Ingredients

Almond Crisp Ingredients

For serving


How to make the Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

  2. In a bowl combine 2 cups rhubarb, 2 cups strawberries 1 tsp lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar. Separately whisk together 1 tbsp corn starch and 2 tbsp water. Now combine the two mixtures and mix thoroughly.

    Transfer to an 8"x8" baking dish or any other ceramic deep dish and spread into an even layer.

How to make the Almond Crisp

  1. Mix all ingredients(1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 brown sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp almond extract and 6 tbsp butter) in a bowl until the mixture is moist and resembles crumbles.

    Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the fruit.

Assemble & Bake

  1. Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake at 350F degrees for about 45 minutes, or until the fruit sauce in the middle is thickened and bubbles.

    If the crisp top browns faster than it is baked through, tent with foil.

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 31.8mg39%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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  • a

    Your blog posts are remarkable

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  • Jen

    Wow, this was SO delicious!!! Amazing recipe, thank you!

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  • Julie

    Doubled the recipe. THe pan was clear of any crumbs before I knew it. Sooooo sooooo good. And simple. Thank you for sharing

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