Friday, May 27, 2011

Foodie Friday: GF Rhubarb Crisp

It's rhubarb season! I love rhubarb. It's one of those foods that I think of as sort of unexpectedly delicious. You know, those funny-looking foods that first glance you might think, "You want me to eat that?!" and then they turn out to be irresistibly tasty? That's how I feel about rhubarb. Plus, I love making fruity desserts, and they seem to be very easy to make gluten-free.

My mother-in-law made a version of this dish for us when she was visiting recently, and once it had all been eaten, I just had to make it again! Fortunately, I got a huge amount of giant rhubarb in our most recent bulk foods delivery, so I was able to make it right away. (I based this recipe on one I found on, which I'm now unable to find. I used quite a bit less sugar in my version.)

You will need:

(for the filling)
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
½ cup cream
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla (I used the vanilla extract I made at home.)
4 Tablespoons tapioca flour

(for the topping)
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup GF all-purpose flour
½ cup GF rolled oats
½ cup butter (or equivalent butter substitute), melted

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix all of the filling ingredients together (rhubarb, eggs, cream, sugars, salt, vanilla, and tapioca flour). Stir gently until the rhubarb is coated with the liquid mixture.
  • Pour into an oiled 9X11" baking dish:
  • In another bowl, mix the topping ingredients together (brown sugar, all-purpose flour, rolled oats, and butter) until mixed thoroughly:
  • Crumble the oat topping mixture on top of the rhubarb.
  • Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes, or until the top has started to brown:
  • Serve warm. (Maybe even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!)
What's your favorite way to eat rhubarb? I'd like to know!

Linked up at Food on Fridays at Ann Kroeker, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Fight Back Friday at Food Renegade, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, Food and Health Carnival at Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living, and Seasonal Sundays at Real Sustenance.


  1. rhubarb one of my favorite pies love your crisp recipe and believe I will be making it soon come see me at and see what I shared

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  3. We have rhubarb in our garden up to our knees! Can't wait to enjoy this treat.
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  4. The rhubarb looks beautiful - such a brilliant color. The crisp looks delicious.

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  5. Your crisp looks delish! thanks for the mention on my rhubarb compote!

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