Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Recipe. A classic family favourite dessert that is so delicious and comforting. It is sure to be a hit!

Rhubarb always brings back fond memories of my childhood, my mum used to regularly serve us stewed rhubarb and custard. I spotted some rhubarb for sale in Woolworths the other day and I felt inspired to make a crumble. There is just something so comforting about this dessert, the heat of the crumble and coldness of the cream or ice-cream. I must admit I like to have it with both custard and ice-cream at once!  This is my twist, to a delicious childhood favourite, Apple & Rhubarb Crumble.

rhubarb and apple crumble recipe

Simmer the apple and rhubarb as per the recipe below then place into a baking dish and top with the crumble mixture.

apple and rhubarb crumble recipe

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  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 serves 1x


Rhubarb and Apple Crumble Recipe. A classic family favourite dessert that is so delicious and comforting. It is sure to be a hit!




  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups rhubarb, leaves removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar

Crumble Topping

  • 50g butter, chopped
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats



  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, lightly grease a medium ovenproof dish.
  2. Place apple and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat, bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rhubarb and sugar. Continue to cook covered for a further 2-3 minutes or until rhubarb is just tender.
  5. Drain excess liquid. Spoon mixture into dish.

Crumble Topping

  1. Place butter, sugar and flour into a bowl.
  2. Rub ingredients together with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs, stir through oats.
  3. Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  4. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden.
  5. Serve warm with custard, cream or ice-cream.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dessert

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