Classic rhubarb crumble

Classic rhubarb crumble


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About this recipe: Rhubarb crumble is king at balancing sweet with tart, with a gorgeous and rich colour from the rhubarb to boot. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.


Serves: 8 

  • 900g rhubarb, chopped
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 85g butter
  • 200g plain flour

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. In a saucepan over a medium heat, combine the rhubarb, half of the sugar, 3 tablespoons water, nutmeg and lemon juice. Simmer gently for 1 hour until the rhubarb is tender.
  2. Meanwhile, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the remainder of the sugar.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rhubarb to a baking dish and sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes until the filling is piping hot and the crumble is golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve.

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Awesome made with neighbors rhubarb so reluctantly had to share 😱 - 15 Oct 2014

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