Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp Bars

When it comes to sweets, I love most everything…ice cream, cookies, cake, chocolate…the list goes on. However, my absolute favorite dessert incarnation of all is any kind of fruit crisp. There’s just nothing like the combination of fresh fruit and that classic crumbly crisp topping. It’s endlessly adaptable too – great in fall and winter with apples, and even better in summer with berries and peaches…plus you can scale the sugar content up or down to your liking. So, when I decided it was high time that I tried baking with rhubarb, an ingredient that I’ve never used and barely ever eaten, naturally I decided to go with an iteration of a crisp. I used a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and it turned out to be really easy and very delicious (that’s the other thing I love about crisps….they’re so easy!).

The only thing I might change the next time is to add more fruit…maybe even double the amount. The strawberries and rhubarb with a hint of lemon were so delicious that I wanted more!

photos by me

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  1. I saw this the other day! my mom actually MAILED me some rhubarb straight from her garden in ohio because one year (like 4 years ago) I complained that rhubarb was $8/pound in Hoboken… this might be the perfect treat to make with that rhubarb!

    Published 6.11.14 · Reply
    • That's amazing! You're so lucky, fresh rhubarb in your mailbox. I'm sure anything you make with it will be delicious!

      Published 6.13.14 · Reply
  2. Holly wrote:

    Yum! I have a big old rhubarb plant in the backyard and I can never seem to use enough of it!

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  3. Bhreagh wrote:

    Yum! That looks so delicious! I love Strawberry-Rhubarb anything, and I usually make jam every summer. I'm definitely going to try this recipe.


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  4. Ali wrote:

    You know strawberries and rhubarb are in season right now…right down at Union Sq. You should make more!! YUM YUM.

    Published 6.12.15 · Reply