Rhubarb Plum Crumble

Sunday, June 11, 2017

When I was growing up, rhubarb was always our first fruit of the spring. I remember my mom going back to the rhubarb plants behind my grandparents' house, and coming back with a bowl of rosy stalks. While it wasn't my favourite fruit as a kid (it's pretty tart), there was one way I always loved it - my mom's rhubarb pie with an oatmeal crisp base and topping. It was the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the growing season.

Since then I've grown to love rhubarb in many ways. Every spring I buy at least one big bunch to bake with, and my rhubarb apple crisp is a new classic that I make at least once a year.

This crumble had a little extra sweetness from the plums, but otherwise it brought back memories of my mom's pie. The most vibrant spring flavours, with a squeeze of sunshine: It doesn't get better than that.


Rhubarb plum crumble

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar (first amount)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 Tbsp maple syrup (first amount)
3 1/2 cups chopped, pitted plums
2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup (second amount)
2 Tbsp brown sugar (second amount)
1 Tbsp flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Toss together the flour, oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pecans until everything is well-combined.

In a small bowl, mix together melted butter and 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Pour over the oat mixture and stir until evenly combined. Set aside.

Place chopped plums and rhubarb, lemon juice, 1/3 cup maple syrup, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, and flour in a bowl and combine. Pour fruit into an 8" x 8" baking pan and top with crumble.

Bake for 35 minutes until the topping is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling. let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.




15 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

I just baked some plum streusel muffins :-)) We are definitely on the same culinary wavelength, Beth. Your crumble looks so inviting!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Don't die of shock but I've never eaten Rhubarb. I'd try it in your yummy recipe.

That Girl said...

I feel like rhubarb came late this year. It's just now showing up in stores. I remember it being a spring "fruit" too.

Kitchen Riffs said...

Love rhubarb and love crumbles. So of course I love this dish! Good stuff -- thanks.

Kayte said...

Looks absolutely delicious...and I love the combination of plums and rhubarb. Looks so good. Maybe I should make this one soon. Okay, yes, I will make this one soon. Thank you!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Beth, what a beautiful and tasty crumble, I bet rhubarb and plums are magical together and what a nice way to celebrate the beginning of the growing season.

Liz Berg said...

We had lots of rhubarb in the backyard of my childhood home and I have memories of my mom's desserts, too. I'd love this crumble with the tasty fruit combo, oat topping and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Monica said...

I love food memories and traditions. I have vanilla ice cream in the freezer...just wish I had your crumble!

Jemi Fraser said...

Hate to admit it, but rhubarb is one of those things I can't even swallow! Makes me a bit of an oddity.
However, I adore crumbles with other fruits! :)

grace said...

i have NEVER baked with rhubarb and i've only eaten it a handful of times! this looks so good, and it's even better since there are special memories tied to its main ingredient!

handmade by amalia said...

I don't see rhubarb in any of the shops around here. It is a disgrace.
Amalia
xo

adina beck said...

I love rhubarb apple crumble, it is a classic for us as well. I have to try it with the plums too, I am sure I would like it.

I Wilkerson said...

The plums sound like a great combo with rhubarb! But with all that history, you should really get yourself a rhubarb plant. It's no work and so nice to be able to eat rhubarb on a whim!

Omar Wraikat said...

OMG! it looks so delicious!

Bu aren't you using some tool to generate recipe cards for your recipes?
Here is a good one with nice features: http://www.recipesgenerator.com

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

I haven't had rhubarb in a long time, but I bet it's wonderful with plums!! Looks delicious, Beth!

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