Rhubarb-Ginger Crumble

  • Serves

    serves 6-8


By SAVEUR Editors

Published on September 26, 2005

This basic crumble recipe is used at Country Choice for various fruits in season. A summer favorite is made with plums poached with cinnamon. Crumbles may be served alone, or with ice cream or clotted cream.


  • 2 lb. rhubarb stalks, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 (1/4") piece ginger, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 12 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 14 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350º. Put rhubarb and ginger into a medium bowl and toss together, mixing thoroughly. Transfer to a large baking dish. Sprinkle 2 cups of the sugar over rhubarb mixture and set aside.

Step 2

Whisk flour, salt, and the remaining 1⁄2 cup sugar together in a medium bowl. Using a pastry cutter or 2 table knives, work butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal flecked with pea-size pieces of butter. Scatter topping evenly over rhubarb mixture.

Step 3

Transfer dish to oven and bake until topping is golden brown and rhubarb is soft, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Set aside to cool on a wire rack at least 10 minutes before serving warm, or allow to cool to room temperature.

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