Rhubarb Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble

It’s finally rhubarb season! Although the sky is grey and there are still some chunks of ice lying on the side of the road, spring is around the corner as the snowdrops and crocuses are in bloom and rhubarb is on the greengrocer’s shelves!

I used the first rhubarb of the year to make a crumble. Crumbles are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and – usually – they only need a brief preparation time. A rhubarb crumble, however, needs a little more time than a usual crumble as the rhubarb has to be cooked first. However, it’s totally worth it!


6 stalks of rhubarb
3 tablespoons sugar (or more, according to taste)
1 tablespoon port wine
5 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup sugar or brown sugar

1.) Cut the rhubarb into small pieces and put it in a sauce pan. Add sugar and port wine and mix. Heat up the mixture and simmer on low temperature for 15 minutes.

2.) Pre-heat oven to 400˚F. Mix sugar and flour in a bowl. Cut the butter into chunks and add it to the mixture. Add a little bit of salt. Use your hands to mix everything together until it has a crumbly consistency.

3.) Pour rhubarb into a baking dish and add crumble on top.

4.) Serve with vanilla custard or vanilla ice cream.

3 thoughts on “Rhubarb Crumble

  1. I have the taste of Rhubarb pie in my mouth from about a decade ago when a neighbor brought some by, it was deliciously tart and sweet at the same time, I will have to give your recipe a try 🙂

  2. Pingback: Perhaps the best dessert I ever had: Green Apple and Rhubarb Crumble | Rhubarb and Rosewater. A Cantabrigian Culinary Blog

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