As I was scrolling through my Grandmother’s file of recipe index cards, I came across her Rhubarb Crisp Recipe.

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

I smiled as I looked at her pretty cursive handwriting that listed out the ingredients and instructions, wondering if years from now my grandchildren would even be able to read it.

But what intrigued me most of all was the dabs of stains on the edges of the card. Although I never remember eating rhubarb crisp, I knew by the looks of the card that this one was used frequently back in her day.

I could just picture her standing at the counter, combining the ingredients and assembling this sweet and tart dessert for our family.

That is when I knew that I had to make it myself!

When I first made it exactly how it was written, it turned out a little too sweet. So I adapted the original recipe a little to cut back on the sugar.

However, the crisp topping is the best topping that I have ever had! It is my preferred topping for all types of crisp recipes. I even use it now for my crumble topping for apple pie – it’s just that good!

I typically make this recipe in a 11 x 7 glass baking dish, however you could also use a 9 x 13 baking dish as well.

Of course, you can mix up the recipe by using a combination of strawberries and rhubarb if you like. Or, add a little toasted slivered almonds or walnuts to the topping if you like a little crunch in each bite.

But the one must have ‘extra’ for our family is a small scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream on top! See How to Make Your Own Vanilla Ice Cream (without an ice cream maker) recipe.

And if you like rhubarb, check out how to make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam!

Grandma’s Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

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Fresh rhubarb being cut for Grandma’s rhubarb crisp.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups rhubarb, cut in 3/4 inch pieces

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:

1 cup flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup melted butter

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Rhubarb crisp in a glass baking dish

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

1. Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon and put in an 11 x 7 glass baking dish.

2. Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the rhubarb mixture.

3. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Enjoy!

Mary and Jim

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 cups rhubarb cut in 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup melted butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

  1. Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon and put in an 11 x 7 glass baking dish.
  2. Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the rhubarb mixture.
  3. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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