Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

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~ Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp ~

A bit tart and a touch sweet with a buttery crumble, this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a quintessential summer dessert that can be put together in minutes!  When assembled, just place in the oven until the fruit is bubbling and the top has browned.  You’re going to love this one!

Hi guys!  How was your weekend? So before I get on with this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, I have an important (aka not so important question) to ask you.  Ready?

Ok, as hubby and I were browsing the other night what to watch on the tube (and in a constant search for the new show) we came across Friends from College on Netflix; this is a Netflix original and the first season had just been released.

‘Oh’, I said, after about 15 minutes of searching.  ‘How about that one?’

Hubby responded by saying ‘Oh, yeah, I watched part of that one.’

‘Cool, cool cool…, what?  You started a show without me?’

‘Well, I only watched the first 10 minutes.’


And, then, we proceeded to watch it.  Catastrophe resolved, lol.

So, the question posed to you guys is should you wait for your significant other to start a show that you potentially both would enjoy?  Similarly, how low should you wait until discussing a show/movie after it’s out to avoid spoilers to friends?  What’s the etiquette here?  I’m sure everyone has an opinion on this! 1, 2, 3 —->GO 😀 !


Ok, now onto the real good stuff and enough with that silly nonsense.  Let’s talk food!  Specifically, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp!  This recipe is special to me.  You know why?  Because the rhubarb that I used in this recipe came from both our garden and my grandparent’s garden so there’s lots of love in here 🙂Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp {gluten free) -

We were visiting my grandparents the other day and they have rhubarb in their garden, but don’t really care for it.  So, what’s a girl to do?  Obviously, I’m not letting any rhubarb go to waste, am I?  My grandfather (aka ‘pop’) gave me what he had and I left with a smile on my face.  As soon as I got home, I made this crisp. So, it’s not farm to table, it’s from Nan & Pop’s garden to my oven 😉

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Like most of the recipes you will find on here, this one is super simple.  You just cut up your rhubarb, slice your strawberries, toss with a few ingredients and top with a crisp made of oats, sugar, nuts, butter and other good stuff.    You know what a secret ingredient is in here?  Well not so secret cause you probably see in the pics, but it’s basil!  Yes, basil!  It adds a lovely little hum to the recipe.  I garnished with some too, but that’s just me wearing fancy pants 😉  I read recently that the word ‘basil’ comes from Greek origin meaning ‘king.’ #FactoidOfTheDay.

I assembled  in cute little dishes so there were individual sized portions (they were about 4 inch diameter each).  You just bake until bubbly and the top has browned.  You may want to wait just a few minutes before digging it cause it’s gonna be hot!

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Another lovely addition to this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp would be a scoop of vanilla ice-cream;  unfortunately, I didn’t have any when I made these so didn’t use here, but it would work wonderfully.Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp {gluten free) -

If you’re not a fan of basil, mint would work lovely here too.  What’s your favourite way to use rhubarb?  We have some more in our garden ready to go so I would love to try something else.

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Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon 🙂


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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
A bit tart and a touch sweet with a buttery crumble, this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a quintessential summer dessert that can be put together in minutes!  When assembled, just place in the oven until the fruit is bubbling and the top has browned.  You're going to love this one!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp {gluten free) -
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
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  1. For the crumble combine first 5 ingredients and stir to combine. Cut in butter with pastry cutter or two knives until mixture is crumbly and there are some visible buttery bits. Lay to one side.
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Sprinkle corn starch over top and stir to combine.
  2. Distribute Strawberry Rhubarb Filling into dishes (I used 4 small individual sized dishes, about 4 inch circumference). Top with prepared reserved crumble.
  3. Place dishes on a baking sheet just in case there is any bubbling out while baking and bake for 35 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes before enjoying. Delicious as is or with vanilla ice-cream!
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46 thoughts on “Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

  1. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    J starts shows all the time without me but he just starts them over when I want to watch them, so it’s all good. LOVE that you used rhubarb from your garden and from your Grandparents! So sweet! Fresh rhubarb tastes unbelievable so I need to get my hands on some and make this crisp ASAP. And I would totally pour some cream on this and eat it for breakfast too 🙂
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  2. Jolina says:

    Hi Dawn! To answer your question: no! It’s a rule we have that one cannot watch a show (Netflix, PVR) without the other haha! Weird rules you come up with these days 🙂 I love a crisp. So quick and easy to do but soooo good! Especially this one! Especially topped with ice cream I imagine. Love the combination of strawberry and rhubarb. Such a classic. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is says:

    Haha I totally freak out too about not starting a show together! Unless of course it’s a complete chick flick, then I’ll do that without telling Erick. I need to watch friends from college – I keep hearing good things about it! My mom comes into town this weekend and she would LOVE if I made her a gorgeous crisp like this one, that strawberry rhubarb combo is something hard to beat – so delish! Hope you’re having a great week Dawn!
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  4. Miriam - says:

    Easy to make summer desserts are right up my alley especially when they include strawberries & rhubarb. Glad you rescued the rhubarb from your grandparents garden 🙂 It is a tricky question for how long i.e. whether to wait before you start a show on Netflix. I usually have a good idea which shows my husband would like so I don’t start watching those without him and then there are shows that I am certain he wouldn’t like which I watch completely on my own and when I am not sure whether a show is one to watch as a couple or not I just watch it for 10 minutes and make a decision 🙂 Have a lovely weekend, Dawn!
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  5. Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess says:

    Rhubarb always reminds me of my son! He loves it and always requests it when I go down to visit him in Florida. I’ll have to show him this recipe and make it when I go down in September to visit! YUM!!!!! Have a wonderful day Dawn!!

  6. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    As soon as we turn on a movie, I fall asleep! I just can’t help it! My husband knows he can pick whatever he wants, cause I’m just not going to make it through it! I love rhubarb and I love your crisp. Basil! I need to try this! I always think of basil as savory, but I think it sounds super interesting! Time to get baking!

  7. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    Boy Netflix has so many good ones to choose from these days. Ozark, Bloodline and The Killing are all super good (acting, plot and characters…). There were a few I watched that Dave might not like and when I mentioned I watched one or two he gave it a shot and liked it after all. So I never know. He goes to bed WAY earlier than I so I have time to watch stuff. I usually will watch Previews of new shows together to see if we like it and then if I get the not for me I watch on my own.
    BUT this IS FOR ME! LOVE rhubarb and basil add in the fruit is perfect. Herb with fruit are amazing, right?! Awesome recipe Dawn. Now where’s the video for this? 🙂
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Totally! It’s like the last couple of years, they really brought some great shows!! Just watched the first episode of Ozark and definitely see some great potential…getting some ‘Breaking Bad’ vibes….really liked that one too so we’ll see how it goes 🙂 Herbs with fruit is definitely delicious and we have so many in our garden right now so it’s nice experimenting (though, basil is the hardest for us to grow so we usually grow inside)! Thanks so much, Kevin….I will have to do a recipe for this one sometime for sure 😉

  8. Adina says:

    I love this kind of crisp or crumble, I make it so often myself with different kind of fruit or berries, it is always loved by everyone. My husband started watching Game of Thrones two seasons before I did, I had only seen the first 10 minutes from the first episode and said that is too disgusting, nothing for me. I refused to watch it again and then I got to read the books. So I started watching the show, starting season 3 and then again from the beginning and my husband watched with me again. Talk about love! 🙂 If you ask us and my brother-in-law, this is the best show ever!!!! We just saw the first three episodes from the new season last night: AMAZING!!!!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Everyone tells me I need to watch Game of Thrones. It’s on my list now cause it seems that everyone the watches it, loves it :)! Thanks so much Adina! Can’t beat a good crisp and it’s just too easy to prepare, right 😉 ?

  9. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    I don’t have an opinion on spoilers because I’m about 10 years behind the rest of the world. (I just started watching Dexter.) It’s my own fault if someone ruins the end for me, haha :). But I totally have an opinion on this crisp: AMAZING. Nothing short of delicious brilliance. Strawberry rhubarb is just the best thing for summer. And I saw rhubarb at the store the other day so I’m going to have to try this! Have a great week, my dear!
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  10. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    So this might be a tad bit surprising – but hardly ever am the one to watch one of the recent shows (the only exception was The Is Us) so, am usually not the one spoiling the outcomes – as for those of my friends who share telly show outcomes with me, I’ve been blessed with a horrid memory so I simply manage to forget when it comes around to me actually watching the said show! 🙂
    Speaking of shows though, I saw the trailers to “Friends from College ” and I cannot wait to catch it – though tbh, I might end up actually catching it next year!
    Now – onto this crumby strawberry and rhubarb concoction you have going on here – wow – so so loving that Cointreau Liquer in there! Delicious! Happy Monday to ya, Dawn!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Well, a good thing about it is that you don’t have to wait for commercials if you are watching on something like Netflix, right 😉 ? Let me know what you think of Friends from College when you do get around to watching it! I think you definitely will enjoy it! Thanks so much, Shashi! So happy you are liking the recipe 🙂 Happy Monday to you too!

  11. Milena | says:

    Looks good Dawn! I love the little dishes you use:) You are right – this is easy enough to make, even though I’ve never cooked with rhubarb, I think I can handle it! I’m glad that you include basil – I make a quick strawberry salsa with basil, honey and balsamic to eat with grilled meats in summer and this reminds me of it. All about that hum:) Pinned!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you Milena!! I must admit – I love those dishes too; as soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them! That salsa sounds amazing!! Would love to try that – from the sounds of it, I know I’d love it!! Appreciate the Pin too! Have an awesome week!

  12. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Nothin’ better than anything from Nan & Pop’s garden to your table! Nothin’!! This crisp screams August dessert and I am all about it! I can imagine that crisp! You’re right – I am going to love this one!! Have a great week, my friend!! Cheers! XOXO
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  13. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    There aren’t many shows that my husband and I watch together, so when I find one that I think we’ll both like, I try to wait for him. Haha keyword being ‘try’ because usually I’ll start it and then have him rewatch the first episode with me. And I’m not too worried about my husband starting a show without me, because he mainly watches sports 90% of the time lol. Now onto this crisp…love it! I could eat crisps all day, every day, I just love that crumbly topping. And strawberry rhubarb is the perfect summer combo! Pinned! Hope your week is off to a great start!

  14. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    LMAO! I started friends from college.. but without Boy, because that isn’t a show he would like (he isn’t into any show that condones, or makes light of, people having affairs. Like the show The Affair – I loooove it, he hates it). I wasn’t that into friends from college… like, I’m okay with watching The Affair because it’s a serious show, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the fact that friends from college is a comedy… about an affair. I donno, I just don’t find that funny. So in this case (since I didn’t like the show), I’d say it’s fine your hubs left you out of the loop. LOL! BUT, if it was a good show? He should have ABSOLUTELY told you.. right after her watched the first 10 minutes. 🙂 Did all that make sense???? Anywho, this crisp! Now THIS is something I should probably share with Boy (like a good TV show), but I’d want to hoard it all to myself! SO YUMMY! You just can’t beat strawberries paired with rhubarb! Throw ’em in a crisp and I’m in HEAVEN! Gimme gimme! Cheers, doll!!
    P.S. We finished Ozark last night – WATCH IT!!!!!!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      We blew through Friends from College. We actually really enjoyed it and are hoping for a second season! Started Ozark last night and definitely has potential! Will let you know how it goes 😉 Hope you and boy love this one (and please share, lol). Thank you!! Have a wonderful week, Cheyanne!!

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