I wait all winter long for the rhubarb to pop up, signaling spring has arrived. Then, way too fast, the precious plants are bolting and done for the season. In a panic I pick all the rhubarb from my dad’s garden to bake it and freeze the stalks for a treat later in the year.
My dad delivered rhubarb this weekend, on the same day I received Sarah Copeland’s dreamy new book, Every Day is Saturday. Her recipes are simple enough for Tuesday dinner, but festive enough to serve at a weekend party.
I went immediately for the Rhubarb Berry Crumble, because it is one of my most treasured desserts. In fact, if I had to pick ONE favorite dessert, I would say anything rhubarb and baked into a crumble is always a winner.
Sarah’s version is just the right amount of sweet, to take the edge off the puckery pink vegetable, but still tart enough to be true to rhubarb’s best quality. Her crumble is buttery and rich, which is a perfectly balanced partnership with the filling. My only issue with the recipe is that it wasn’t large enough to have leftovers for breakfast. Luckily, she gives instructions for making a bigger batch, so you can have it for dessert or breakfast or both!
I made a batch of vanilla ice cream and swirled some raspberry jam into it for the top. Whipped cream or just a drizzle of cream would work beautifully as well.
- Rhubarb Berry Crumble RECIPE HERE
- Vanilla Ice Cream with Raspberry Jam You can swirl store-bought jam into your favorite store-bought ice cream or MAKE YOUR OWN! Here is my vanilla ice cream recipe.
- 12 oz raspberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Serve your rhubarb berry crumble with vanilla ice cream swirled with raspberry jam!
Raspberry Quick Jam
- Place the raspberries, sugar and lemon juice into a pan and use a fork to break up the raspberries just enough to produce a bit of juice. Simmer over a medium/low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring often. The jam will cling to the spoon when it is done. Allow to cool before using.
Thank you to Sarah Copeland and Chronicle Books for sending me a copy of Every Day is Saturday!
Here is a strawberry rhubarb crisp, which is a very close crispy cousin. Now you can make both!
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My garden is exploding with rhubarb this Spring and the stalks are about 1-1/2 in diameter – yes – huge. Many of the leaves were blocking the path in the garden so I had to clear it and picked a ton of rhubarb. I am always on the hunt for new, fresh uses for it – including savory – and found this recipe. I had a quart of strawberries, some raspberries and blackberries that needed to be used so I made a Rhuberry Crumble. Wow!! Easy, quick and so so delicious. I left out the ice cream – I don’t like my ice cream touching my pies/cakes or crumbles. 🙂 Definitely a keeper to make again as the summer rolls through. Thanks so very much!!