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The BEST Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

I enjoy baking and will often bring some baked goodies to events and gatherings. My Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe is always a hit at potlucks and I’m often asked for the recipe.

Overhead view of a white casserole dish filled with fresh baked strawberry rhubarb crisp on a black cooking rack.

This dessert is a perfect combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb in between crunchy layers. It’s a simpler alternative to the classic strawberry rhubarb pie (or our alternative: cinnamon apple rhubarb pie!).

With strawberries and rhubarb just coming into season, it’s the perfect time for baking this no-fuss dessert. Rhubarb is easy to grow but can take up a lot of space so consider this when planting it in your garden.

A piece of baked strawberry rhubarb crisp on a white plate on a black cooling tray.

You can easily substitute the rhubarb and strawberries for other seasonal fruit, such as apples, peaches, plums or cherries. This is just a great go-to and tasty dessert recipe for all year round!

We actually like to chop up some of the fresh rhubarb and strawberries when they’re in season. We then simply pop them into the freezer to use when we’re craving some tart rhubarb crumble goodness!

Close-up view of the strawberry rhubarb crisp in a white casserole dish.

And if you have any leftover rhubarb, you have to make this rhubarb with caramel sauce. Doesn’t it sound amazing?

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Jane and Sonja
The BEST strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe you will ever try! With a brown sugar crust and yummy crumble topping, it's an easy way to enjoy rhubarb season.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 416 kcal


Crust and Crumble:

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


  • 2 cups diced rhubarb
  • 2 cups diced strawberries



  • Preheat oven at 350°F (175°C).
  • Mix crust ingredients until crumbly and press half in a buttered 9”x9” baking pan (ideally glass or ceramic – I love my Corningware 2.5-quart French Oval Casserole dish for this recipe).
  • Spread strawberry 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 strawberries and rhubarb.
  • Sprinkle remaining crumbs over top.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or until golden brown.


Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 3gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 386IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, dessert, desserts, rhubarb, strawberries
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Serve your strawberry rhubarb crisp warm. Top with scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for an extra decadent touch!

A white Corningware dish filled with baked strawberry and rhubarb crisp. On large piece has been taken out and put on a white plate. Fresh strawberries surround the dishes.

With it’s delicious golden crust and crumble topping, this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe is an easy and quick way to enjoy rhubarb season. This simple, old fashioned recipe makes a great dessert to share at summer potlucks, picnics and BBQs.

For a lower sugar option, switch out 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar in the sauce with Stevia for baking instead.

If you do make and bring this strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe with you to a potluck or office party, be warned that you may be expected to bring it to every future event! Another delicious and easy recipe that we have for such occasions is our Easy Zucchini Cake with Red Currants. Check it out!

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Recipe Rating

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Janice Pattie

Thursday 19th of March 2020

What a great recipe, I love the layers of crisp crumble with the fruit.

Jane and Sonja

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Thank you so much, Janice! We've just enjoyed our second batch in 3 days!

April Tuell

Saturday 27th of June 2015

Boy does this sound good! I just recently discovered that I like rhubarb, after years of thinking I didn't because of the few times I tried it as a child. Looking forward to trying this soon!

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 2nd of July 2015

You won't be disappointed April! We weren't big fans of it growing up either but this recipe converted us! Thank you so much for stopping by. We just love the hearty recipes and helpful tips on your blog (!

Kate Fabrown

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

Soooo good!!! As the rhubarb in my garden is overflowing and the Ontario strawberries are being sold on every corner these days, I decided to treat the family to this dessert tonight and wow, it was delicious! As I just ran out of vanilla, I substituted with orange essence and I think it worked great, though next time I'll try with vanilla and compare. Thanks so much for sharing this one with us - I will be making it again very soon :)

Jane and Sonja

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Thank you Kate! We're so glad you tried and enjoyed it. The orange essence sounds really nice with it.

Thistle Wood

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Your photography is AMAZING! Seriously!

Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe and I love your's so pretty!

Have a wonderful day!karianne

Jane and Sonja

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Thank you so much Karianne! Your photos and blog ( are beautiful as well and we love your upcycle and DIY projects. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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