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


Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

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

  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 serves 1x
  • Category: Dessert




  • 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.

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Farah May 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

I so can’t wait to try the rhubarb and apple crumble. It’s my husband’s most favourite sweet and living up here on Tamborine Mountain, it’s grown by the bucketful (and sold at double the price down in Coles at Westfield Helensvale!) so cheap and plentiful to buy at the farm gate. Oh yum!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife May 18, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Oh Farah you are so lucky to have beautiful fresh rhubarb right on your door step! I must say this pie is a real winner in our house too.:)


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