It’s spring! I am so excited to use what is in season right now. Two of my favorites, strawberries and rhubarb, are perfect this time of year.
I grew up eating my Dad’s crumbles and cobblers. He made something pretty much weekly and I distinctly remember when he made a rhubarb crumble.
Rhubarb is kind of an under used fruit, so lets bring it back.
You can make this in a baking dish, or a pie, depending on your level of comfort with pie crust. You can also use a pre-made crust and top the whole thing with crumble. It’s up to you.
Shall we get started?
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble for California Grown
- 2 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- ¼ c corn starch
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 Tbsp. Orange juice
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 12 Tbl. cold unsalted butter cubed grated
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1/3 c granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¾ tsp salt
- Preheat Oven to 375 F
- Prepare Topping:
- Grate cold butter into a bowl with a cheese grater.
- Add sugars, flour, cinnamon and salt.
- Use a pasty cutter, or two butter knives, to combine. Do not over mix. Allow for clumps to form.
- Make Filling:
- Wash and chop rhubarb into 2 inch pieces. Slice clean strawberries.
- In a bowl combine strawberries and rhubarb with sugars. Let mixture sit for about 10 min. This allows the excess liquid to drain off your fruit. Drain off liquid and add corn starch, salt, orange juice and vanilla. Mix until fruit is covered and pour over a prepared crust or into a 8×8 baking dish for a crumble.
- Top with crumble and bake at 375 for 20 min. Tent with foil, lower temp to 350 and continue baking for an additional 20 min.
- Remove from oven and let cool before serving.
- Garnish with fresh berries and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
We recommend vanilla ice cream from our local dairy friends at Producers Dairy. You can find their products in local stores, or in Walmart and Food For Less chains.
This recipe was developed in partnership with California Grown.
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