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Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

I went to visit my parents last weekend. It was very different from most of my visits because usually the house is full of people. My sisters and there husbands and all the kids are usually there.

This time it was just me. My teenagers decided to stay home. My sisters were all home. It was just me, mom and dad. It was a beautiful weekend too, and also, time to plant the garden.  There was frost last week, so the only thing that was actually growing in the garden was rhubarb.

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

Dad woke and asked what’s for breakfast and we debated for a while about what we should make. Dad wanted rhubarb crisp. I suggested all sorts of other things, but that’s what he wanted. So that’s what I made. I didn’t want to make our old standard rhubarb crisp, though … I wanted to put a new twist on it, so I added strawberries and walnuts. Ooooh it was good. My daughter was helping me edit these photos last night and now she wants me to make it for her. I’m not gonna mind one bit making this crisp all over again. I think I could eat this for breakfast every day, and then have it for dessert later and still not have enough of it. The sweet tart tastes that dance on your tongue, the brilliant red color, the wonderfully contrasting textures … I’m head over heels in love with this rhubarb crisp.

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp


    For the filling:
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb (frozen works well too!)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons good quality vanilla
  • For the topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts (or pecans would be nice too)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl toss together the filling ingredients. Let stand for 15 minutes, tossing twice. Pour into a lightly greased square glass 9×9 or 8×8 baking pan (a cast iron pan or flat casserole pan works fine too).
  2. In another bowl, combine the topping ingredients except for the butter and walnuts. Mix well.
  3. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the nuts. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the rhubarb mixture.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream if you like.


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Nutty Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #rhubarb #dessert #recipe

This recipe was shared at Moonlight & Mason JarsThe Weekend SocialFoodie Friends FridayReal Food Fridays and Eating Inside the Box: Rhubarb.

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you for stopping over at The Weekend Social at Kitchen Dreaming and sharing your delicious recipe. Hope to see you next week.

    May 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  2. This delicious nutty strawberry rhubarb crisp sounds perfect for a weekend brunch. Thank you so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. Pinned/shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week.
    A FFF co-host,

    May 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  3. Makes my mouth water. I love anything with strawberries & rhubarb. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Friday Blog Hop!

    May 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

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