Apple Rhubarb Crisp

Nicoletta June 28, 2015

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 Rhubarb is ready for the picking and turns this crisp into a wonderful dessert.

apple rhubarb crisp

I love when late spring gives way to summer and the Farmers Markets everywhere gain many colorful fruits and vegetables. Green stalked rhubarb turning into deep crimson red with the help of the heat of the sun liven up the market stands these days. It’s a pleasure of the eyes first and of the bellys after when, once brought home, you create a dessert that will give out its amazing flavour in beautiful combination with other fruits. Like in this lively and lovely Apple Rhubarb Crisp.



Since we used all the strawberries to make the Strawberry Ice Cream, to make this dessert we used what was in our fruit basket and pantry: apples and rhubarb from our usual saturday visit at the Strathcona Farmers’ Market, pineapple, few raisins and granola. The idea of a crisp came almost immediate, something fresh, smooth yet crunchy, with a vibrant taste, thus creating an Apple Rhubarb Crisp.

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The colors are so vibrant and cheerful, the taste cannot but mirror that. I am already drooling in anticipation of having a bowl of warm crunchy crisp topped with a dollop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

apple rhubarb crisp

apple rhubarb crisp

The sweetness of the apples and raisins well combines with the tartness of the rhubarb and pineapple. It is slighly sweet, which is something that I prefer in my desserts, it has a nice crispy granola and a sugar topping. The vanilla frozen yogurt (or vanilla ice cream as you wish) adds the creaminess and nicely cools the crisp enough so that you can eat it even though it is piping hot. I couldn’t resist and dig in right away. Delicious!

Hope you try it and enjoy the comfort of this dish.

Song of the day, the amazing: “Somebody to love”, by Queen and George Michael.

apple rhubarb crisp


Apple Rhubarb Crisp

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 5 stalks rhubarb diced
  • 2 ambrosia apples
  • 3 slices pineapple
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • a handful raisins
  • 3 cups granola
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Cut up rhubarb, apples, pineapple into small cubes.
  2. Place cubed fruit into a pan with canola oil and a dollop of butter.
  3. Saute for about 10 minutes until juices are releasing.
  4. Preheat oven to 385 f
  5. While fruit is cooking in a bowl mix granola, flour, cane sugar, raisins, and semisweet chocolate chips.
  6. Melt butter and mix into dry ingredients.
  7. Take fruit and layer onto the bottom of a 12 x 12 inch baking dish.
  8. Slowly and evenly sprinkle granola mix on top of fruit.
  9. Finish with a dusting of cane sugar.
  10. Bake in oven for 35 minutes until top is crispy and golden brown
  11. Serve with a nice scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt or an ice cream of your choosing.


  • Serving Size: 8 servings
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    Reply Old Fat Guy June 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I love fruit crisps but never thought of adding raisins. I will have to give it a try.

    The Old Fat Guy

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta June 29, 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, we love and appreciate receiving comments. Yes, give it a try, raisins add just another level of flavor and texture.

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    Reply karrie @ Tasty Ever After June 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I could eat rhubarb crisp every day of my life! Love them so much but never thought about adding chocolate chips or pineapple. Trying your way next time I make it 🙂

  • Nicoletta
    Reply Nicoletta June 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    We like experimenting with different flavors and using up things that are in our pantry and fridge. Give it a try, it is really good 🙂

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    Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche July 4, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I love a classic fruity crisp that uses ripe and seasonal produce so this recipe is ideal for me to try. Yum.

    • Nicoletta
      Reply Nicoletta July 4, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Thalia, we love crisps and we love eating seasonal, so that’s a good match 🙂 .

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