This Rhubarb Crunch recipe features a delicious crunch base, fresh rhubarb, a melt-in-your mouth crumble topping and a special syrup that is poured over the top before baking, making it different from any crunch I’ve ever tasted.  Colin’s mom makes this in the spring, with rhubarb fresh from the garden, and our family looks forward to it every year.


  • 4 cups rhubarb (chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


6a010534adb750970b013480328709970c-400wi Chop rhubarb and set aside. Mix together the flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter.
6a010534adb750970b0133ed02ea0b970b-400wi Press one-half of crumb mixture into a buttered 7″x11″ or 8.5″x11″ baking dish.

Sugar Sauce:

1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Whisk sugar, cornstarch and water together in a glass bowl.

6a010534adb750970b01348032941e970c-400wi Microwave until thick, clear, and bubbly, approximately 3-5 minutes. Remove from microwave and whisk in vanilla. Add chopped rhubarb atop pressed-in crumb mixture in the baking dish. Pour sugar sauce evenly over rhubarb.
6a010534adb750970b0133ed02f1cb970b-400wi Top with remaining crumb mixture.
6a010534adb750970b013480329797970c-400wi-1 Bake at 350 degrees until edges are bubbling and crumb topping is browned, about 30-40 minutes.


If you’re a little short on rhubarb, feel free to add in chopped apples or strawberries to get to 4 cups.  However, you wouldn’t want to completely replace the rhubarb, as it is a nice contrast to the sweetness of the crust and sugar sauce.


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