Eating Gluten-Free Sweet

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

June 4, 2011

I made this dessert on Thursday night, was about to eat it and then decided to see if Pat was up for some.  Hooray for all hoorays she was so I took it over and got to see her for a few minutes.  I’ve never seen anyone the day after breast cancer surgery so was surprised she was up and around and in good spirits.

This is a fave recipe that my friend Cathleen wrote out for me in our 20’s.  With everything that went on this week it made me realize how lucky I am to have had a friend for such a long time.  There’s something comforting about opening my recipe drawer and seeing her handwriting there.  I hope you enjoy the dessert as much as I have over the years. It is a perfect mix of sweet, sour and crunch that is wonderful with vanilla ice cream.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
3C sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb cut in 1/2 inch pieces
1C cuped peeled apples
1/2 to 1C sliced strawberries
1/3C sugar
1/2t ground cinnamon
1/2C all purpose flour (gluten-free blend here)
1t baking powder
1/4t salt
4T butter
2/3C packed brown sugar
2/3 Gluten-Free Oats (or quick cooking oats for anyone not g-free)

Combine rhubarb, apples and strawberries.  Spoon into a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over rhubarb mixture and set aside.

~Without sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over~
-In bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.  *For this I slice the butter into the flour, take a fork and mash it until I get the result.*
-Stir brown sugar and oats into flour mixture and then sprinkle over rhubarb mixture.
-Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned (45 min was perfect for my oven).
Breakfast.  I mean, dessert.
Have a great weekend everyone!

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  • Reply Lizzy June 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Yes, anything topped with oatmeal is perfectly good for breakfast! Your crumble sounds fabulous…I wish my rhubarb crop wasn’t all gone 🙁

  • Reply Annie June 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    wow, this looks so, so good! rhubard desserts always remind me of my mom. Thanks for the recipe! xo

  • Reply Kara June 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Ooh looks yummy (and healthy!). Your bowls are fantastic. I’m glad your neighbor is doing better.. hopefully it stays that way! And I’m a total 180 on my opinion of the real housewives.. but then again I only watched the first 1.5 seasons. (doubt my views have changed if I watch it now though)

  • Reply Ms. Givens June 6, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Yum! I make one similar but it’s just with apples.

  • Reply Miss Caitlin S. June 6, 2011 at 7:38 am

    yum! This reminds me of my Mom who always nails summer rhubarb desserts. Yum, yum!

  • Reply Brianna June 6, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I’m trying this recipe this week. Looks delish.

    I saw this dress and thought it would look so beautiful on you (the details are so unique):

  • Reply Oh, My Darling June 6, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Yum! I keep meaning to try rhubarb.

  • Reply Meghan June 6, 2011 at 12:57 am

    fruit crumbles of any kind are my favourite dessert! My mom used to make this kind aallll the time! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply Lady Grey June 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Yum, yum! I love crumbles, and strawberry-rhubarb is definitely one of my favourite combinations!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Reply Debby June 5, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    It’s so nice that Pat has you to check in on her. That dessert looks delicious. I don’t watch the housewives of NY but have been hooked on the New Jersey housewives… they are beyond entertaining! xo

  • Reply Tara @ Haute Lunch June 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’m glad that Pat is in good spirits! I’m sure having a great friend like you helps! 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your yummy dessert!

  • Reply Krystal June 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    that looks pretty amazing!! mark would love that, i think i’ll have to make it one of these days 🙂

  • Reply S.I.F. June 5, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Oh my yum!! That looks AH-MAZING!

  • Reply Indiana Munn June 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    It looks delicious and the perfect thing to make to cheer me up on a rainy day at home.

  • Reply PhotoPuddle June 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Oh I bet that tastes goooooood!

  • Reply Daisy June 4, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Looks awesome Carrie! fun how this recipe reminds you of an old friends. and glad to hear pat is doing well.

  • Reply Marissa June 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Mmm… I don’t bake much, but this is the perfect in-season recipe. And, yeah, I would be eating it for breakfast, too. And lunch and dinner.

  • Reply Anna Walker June 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Can I come Over! 😉
    It looks good! I have never had rhubarb before, but my grandmother has always said that it’s good!

  • Reply Andee Layne June 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    oh my lord! perfect summer treat~ my hubby would LOVE this!!!

  • Reply Courtney Erin June 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Why must all my baking things still be packed? Why!!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  • Reply Evie June 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    oh that looks easy and yummy, my favorite combination!

  • Reply marissa June 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    you have such pretty bowls! this sounds delicious!

  • Reply Lori June 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Yummy! I see it as a perfectly healthy breakfast with the fruit and oats! I am snagging this one and if I can find some strawberries that are not an arm and a leg ~ this will be on the menu for tomorrow night. I cannot wait for the local strawberries ~ really! Thanks hon!

  • Reply Fashion Meets Food June 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Oh my word! How heavenly and amazing does this look! I definitely need to make it as soon as I can find some rhubarb!


  • Reply SparksandFireworks June 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    This looks amazing! Crumble is by far my favourite! And it is so easy to make!

    I love these posts, look forward to seeing more!!


  • Reply Chic 'n Cheap Living June 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Oooh so simple and delicious sounding. I wonder if they have rhubarb here. Have a great time with your blogger buddies! I’ll be seeing a few next week!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  • Reply Poppies and Sunshine June 4, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This is the second crumble recipe I’ve seen lately, so I think it’s a sign that I must make a crumble! This looks amazing and now I am craving something sweet at 12:30 am! Maybe something with Nutella will have to do for now, but crumble will be on my weekend list!


  • Reply Caroline June 4, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love rhubarb!!!!! Absolutely LOVE IT!! Your crumble looks delicious!! MMM!

  • Reply Caroline June 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Looks really yummy. I msut try and make this. I made mini cheesecakes today and have decided to try a new dessert each week.

    ps. i could easily eat that for breakfast…hah


  • Reply Katie June 4, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Glad to hear Pat was up and ready for company! She sounds like a strong woman. Why have we not discussed Real Housewives? I’m obsessed with New York. I’ll make you a deal – I can put you in touch with Charli (my hair stylist/BFF who lived in Morocco for 2 years) and you send me some crumble. She can tell you all kinds of stories. And for a really long time. She’s a talker.

  • Reply Josie June 4, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Spooky — I have a decidedly similar post planned for next week! Seasonal fruit is the greatest.
    xo Josie

  • Reply LyddieGal June 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Oh man, that looks so good!!
    and i know I say this every time, but I want your mixing bowls!!

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply SoYesterday June 4, 2011 at 2:52 am

    this is really, really inspiring! xx

  • Reply Claire Kiefer June 4, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I was really scared to read this post when I saw it on facebook and twitter, cause I’m still abstaining from all things decadent. SO SICK OF IT! My cousin comes into town tomorrow for a visit, so my diet will be kicked to the curb for a few days, thank God. The problem I have with things like this (which incidentally looks amazingly good) is that I have no self-control and would likely devour the entire thing in one day. Ugh.

  • Reply Kate June 4, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Glad to hear Pat is doing well after her surgery! She is lucky to have a neighbor like you! And this looks amaaazing! I was just talking to my mom about rhubarb, she said my cousin has a patch behind her house so we’re going to get our hands on some & I think it’s safe to say I will be attempting THIS as soon as we do! Mmm!

  • Reply OneCraftyFox June 4, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Glad to hear Pat was up and about so soon, she has crossed my mind several times since I read your post.

    Your crumble look completely mouthwatering, so much in fact that I’m going to the kitchen to get an icecream to curb my sweet tooth. And then I’m coming back to book a ticket to LA, I’ll be seeing you for breakfast.

  • Reply Dirt On The Rocks June 4, 2011 at 1:43 am

    this looks absolutely delicious. i would love to be able to still have compilations of my recipes when i’m a bit older that would be nice to look back on.

  • Reply this free bird June 4, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Chandra I will most def keep you updated on her condition. I have to say that seeing her that day with the lump is one of the most sobering days I’ve had in a long time. Thank you so much for checking in. xo

  • Reply Chandra June 4, 2011 at 1:15 am

    I’m so glad your neighbor, Pat, is doing well. Your post about her touched me deeply.

  • Reply Closet Fashionista June 4, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Ooh that looks quite tasty!! 😀 I’ve never had rhubarb before…haha
    Have a fun time this weekend 😉

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