Rhubarb Berry Crumble – To Melt or Not to Melt?

Rhubarb Berry Crumble is a warm mixture of rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries topped with a sweet crunchy mixture of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour cooked to bubbling over perfection.

Rhubarb, at first glance, reminds me of celery stalks, but red. Upon first taste, rhubarb is tart, but has a distinct flavor all its own. I searched high and low for a few nice stalks of rhubarb at the NC State Farmer’s Market without a shred of luck. Surprisingly enough, I went in Kroger and saw the prettiest red stalks I have seen out the corner of my eye, and I felt like I had struck gold.

Rhubarb, Strawberry, and Blackberries for Rhubarb Berry Crumble

Typically, you will find rhubarb mixed with strawberries in a pie. However, adding blackberries to this Rhubarb Berry Crumble sealed the deal. I wouldn’t dare cook rhubarbs using any other mixture. However, if you are not a fan of blackberries, you can omit them, but it’s a great berry for the summer.

Rhubarb Berry Crumble without Topping

I went back and forth several times about whether to melt the butter or not melt the butter before I mixed it with the brown sugar mixture for this Rhubarb Berry Crumble. I finally decided to melt the butter and I must say, it was the right choice, but not the only choice. Feel free to use cold butter for the crumble mixture instead of melting it.

In lieu of using all ramekins, I did ramekins + a small skillet, so that I could take some to work, and let my co-workers enjoy the goodness. It’s only fair that I share, right? I am happy to report that I went home with an empty ramekin and iron skillet.

Rhubarb Berry Crumble with Ice Cream and Mint Leaf

While the Rhubarb Berry Crumble was still warm, I topped each ramekin with a nice dollop, really two, of vanilla bean ice cream. It melted ever so slowly into the sweet fruit mixture. Fresh whipped cream would work great, too! Here’s to finding perfect stalks for rhubarb to make this Rhubarb Berry Crumble on a warm summer day.

Enjoy!

Rhubarb Berry Crumble

Servings: 1 Large Skillet or 6 Ramekins

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Rhubarb, quartered and cut into 1/4 in pieces
  • 12 Oz Blackberries
  • 2 1/2 Cups Strawberries
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 8 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • Zest from 1 Orange
  • Juice from 1 Orange
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter or grease skillet or ramekins, set aside.

  2. Mix rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries with orange juice, orange zest, sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, vanilla and cinnamon until well-combined. Add salt and set aside.

  3. To make the crumble: whisk brown sugar, 1 Cup flour, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, add butter, set aside.

  4. Spoon fruit mixture into prepared skillet or ramekins, top with crumble mixture.

  5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until crumble is browned and fruit mixture is bubbling.

  6. Top with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

 

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Rhubarb Berry Crumble
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Rhubarb Berry Crumble is a warm mixture of rhubarb and berries topped with a sweet crunchy mixture of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour cooked to bubbling over perfection. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
    Prep Time
    15 Minutes
    Cook Time
    35 Minutes
    Prep Time
    15 Minutes
    Cook Time
    35 Minutes
    Rhubarb Berry Crumble
    Print Recipe
    Rhubarb Berry Crumble is a warm mixture of rhubarb and berries topped with a sweet crunchy mixture of brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and flour cooked to bubbling over perfection. Author: Dene' V. Alexander © 2017 Biscuits & Savvy
      Prep Time
      15 Minutes
      Cook Time
      35 Minutes
      Prep Time
      15 Minutes
      Cook Time
      35 Minutes
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter or grease skillet or ramekins, set aside.
      2. Mix rhubarb, strawberries and blackberries with orange juice, orange zest, sugar, 2 Tbsp flour, vanilla and cinnamon until well-combined. Add salt and set aside.
      3. To make the crumble: whisk brown sugar, 1 Cup flour, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, add butter, set aside.
      4. Spoon fruit mixture into prepared skillet or ramekins, top with crumble mixture.
      5. Bake for 35 minutes, or until crumble is browned and fruit mixture is bubbling.
      6. Top with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
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      12 comments on “Rhubarb Berry Crumble – To Melt or Not to Melt?

      1. Mouth-watering recipe! I cannot wait to give it a try!

      2. These are adorable!! I love the presentation and they sound so fresh and tasty. What a great crumble recipe!

      3. A nice warm crumble with a scoop (or 2) of ice cream sounds perfect right now. Love the simplicity of this dish….and like I always say…simple is often best!!

      4. Ah this is coincidental – I had berry crumble today with a scoop of ice cream after lunch.. Yum… I love crumble. Rubarb with berries sounds like a good combination. Yum. Love the color.

      5. I haven’t had rhubarb in years. Not sure why but this looks like the perfect way to use it. Sounds delicious! I think I’m going to have to be on the lookout for it now.

      6. OMG, these rhubarb crumble looks so pretty and a perfect dessert for summers. We infact got tons of rhubarb and cooked a lot of jams n pies but I guess time to make some crumble n enjoy with ice-creams 🙂 Lovely Pictures too !

      7. I love rhubarb! I have trouble finding it for sale, also. I’ve seriously contemplated planting some in the backyard so I would be able to enjoy the fruit. I have such a black thumb, though, I’m hesitant to try. Maybe one day I’ll work up enough nerve.

        Meanwhile, I watch the produce section like a hawk and when I see that red stalk out of the corner of my eye, I pounce!

      8. I even feel embarassed to admit that I never baked anything with rhubarb! I know, hard to believe! For some reasons I always stare at it in the supermarket, yet I never buy it. I must get some soon, you recipe looks so scrumptious!

      9. I am in search of recipe to bake with Rhubarb as I too baking for the first time. I skeptical how it going to taste. Since this recipe is tried and tested I am go with this one. This rhubarb berry crumble looks delicious.

      10. A warm rhubarb crumble with a dollop of ice cream on top is my definition of a heavenly dessert! Yours certainly fit that! YUM!

      11. LOVING Rhubarb right now! This crumble is so perfect for having friends or family over this summer. Can’t wait to make it!

      12. Your crumble looks delicious! I love the color of rhubarb and the taste. It was years after my oldest son left home that he told me how much he loved the rhubarb pie that I used to make. We had rhubarb in our garden.

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