Rhubarb crumble is one of my favourite rhubarb recipes. I love the bitterness of the rhubarb and the way it combines with the sweet topping and cream or custard. I will often choose this if I eat out and it is on the menu (which alas these days is very seldom).
Rhubarb plant in the garden
I used to have a rhubarb plant in the garden of my previous house. It was an incredibly hardy plant and with zero maintenance it survived each year and would produce copious amounts of rhubarb. Then inexplicably one year it died. From surviving the hardest of winters for at least 10 years it suddenly gave up the ghost and that was the end of my rhubarb crumbles!
It was a great shame as I had come to love the plant with its big leaves and the way it had always commandeered that part of the garden. But its time had come. Here you can see what a rhubarb plant looks like.
Crumble is great way to serve up fruit as a dessert. You can use the same simple topping recipe below with stewed apples, apples or a mix of red berries and apples. Really with whatever you want. The possibilities are endless. The topping is SOOO easy to make (I really had NO idea before I made my first one). It is so satisfying when the filling starts bubbling over the topping of the crumble!
And the great thing is that if you have the right type of pots you can make little individual servings. (This is handy as it stops people eating too much, as it is really tasty, but all the sugar and butter in the topping does not make it the healthiest of desserts!)
How to make Rhubarb Crumble
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