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Delightful Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

There are few things as comforting and satisfying as a homemade dessert that brings together the best of both worlds: the sweetness of ripe, juicy blueberries and the tart allure of fresh rhubarb. We love this blueberry rhubarb crisp and we’re certain you will too!

Blueberry rhubarb crisp.

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Why You Will Love This Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

First of all, this blueberry rhubarb crisp is incredibly easy to prepare, making it accessible even for novice bakers. The straightforward assembly and minimal prep time mean you can whip up a delightful dessert quickly. Secondly, the combination of blueberries and rhubarb creates a complex blend of sweet and tart flavors that is both refreshing and satisfying.

Additionally, this crisp is versatile and can be enjoyed warm or cold, providing the perfect treat for any season. Whether served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, this dessert is sure to become a family favorite, perfect for any occasion.

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What Other Fruits Combine Well With Rhubarb?

Rhubarb’s unique tartness pairs beautifully with a variety of fruits, creating an array of delightful flavor combinations. One popular choice is strawberries, which add a natural sweetness that perfectly balances rhubarb’s tang. Here are just a few other strawberry and rhubarb recipes you can enjoy:

Apples also blend well with rhubarb, offering a mellow, slightly sweet counterpoint that enhances the overall flavor of the dish. We love this combination especially with our cinnamon apple and rhubarb pie recipe.

For a more exotic twist, mangoes can be paired with rhubarb, infusing the dish with a tropical sweetness that contrasts wonderfully with the tartness. Additionally, pears bring a soft, buttery texture and subtle sweetness that complements rhubarb’s zing, while cherries add a rich, juicy depth that pairs seamlessly with rhubarb in tarts and compotes. Experimenting with these fruit combinations can yield delicious results and elevate any rhubarb recipe.

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Delightful Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp

Jane and Sonja
Combining the sweetness of ripe, juicy blueberries and the tart allure of fresh rhubarb with this delightful blueberry rhubarb crisp recipe.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Crust and Crumble:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup melted butter


  • 2 cups diced rhubarb
  • 2 cups blueberries



  • Preheat oven at 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix crust ingredients until crumbly and press half in a buttered baking dish (ideally glass or ceramic.)
  • Spread blueberries and rhubarb pieces over the crumbs.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in saucepan and cook over moderate heat until thick and clear. Helpful Tip: Add cornstarch to cold water and mix to avoid clumps in sauce.
  • Pour over blueberry and rhubarb.
  • Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.
  • Bake for about 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.
Keyword blueberries, dessert, granola, rhubarb
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