This is the best strawberry rhubarb crumble ever, no foolin’. Sure I can be a bit generous in my praise at times, but trust me on this one. Go make this dessert now. Skip ahead to the recipe. I’ll wait.
I made this dessert a while ago and I can’t believe that I haven’t posted it until now. Not only is it the very best crumble that I have ever made, but it’s so perfect for this time of year when local rhubarb and strawberries have started to appear at farmer’s markets around town. Throw a scoop of ice cream on top and hot-diggity-dog! Or spoon some into a bowl of hot Scottish oats the next morning and make your breakfast cry out for more.
I adapted the recipe from Smitten Kitchen and it will definitely turn into a staple for all kinds of fruit come summer and fall. I can imagine some pretty amazing magic with nectarines, raspberries and blueberries in July. But for now, I’ll just have to look fondly at these photos and drool slightly over my keyboard.
strawberry rhubarb crumble
4 stalks rhubarb, diced
3 c strawberries, quartered
juice of one small lemon
1/4 c sugar (I used fruit sugar)
3 T cornstarch
1 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 T brown sugar
3 T raw sugar
zest of one lemon
1/4 c melted butter + 1 T olive oil
1/4 c chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375F. Add the rhubarb and strawberries to a casserole pan, tossing with the sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg. Squeeze in lemon juice and stir to combine. Set aside.
In a small bowl combine all the topping ingredients, except walnuts. Using a wooden spoon, stir everything until clumps form. Use your hands to scatter the topping evenly over the fruit. Sprinkle top with walnuts. Bake for 45 minutes until the topping is golden and the fruit have created a bubbly sauce. Cool slightly and serve with ice cream.