Apple Rhubarb Crisp

A slice of Apple Rhubarb Crisp

Welcome to Granny's kitchen, where we're serving up a taste of the South with our Apple Rhubarb Crisp. This delightful treat is a celebration of the simple, comforting flavors of sugar, nuts, and apples. It's a dessert that's as humble as it is delicious, a testament to the Southern tradition of making the most of simple, readily available ingredients.

Perfect for dessert, our Apple Rhubarb Crisp pairs wonderfully with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The sweetness of the crisp complements the tartness of the apples and rhubarb, creating a balanced flavor profile that's just right for ending your meal. But don't let the name fool you; this crisp isn't just for dessert. It's also a perfect snack, offering a sweet pick-me-up for those moments when you need a little sweetness in your day.


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ to 1 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 34 cup flour
  • 2 cups apples, sliced
  • 2 cups rhubarb, diced
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbls. water
  • Method

    • 1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • 2. Sprinkle water over the sliced apples and diced rhubarb in a 9" sq. pan.

    • 3. Crumble flour with butter, cinnamon, sugar, and salt.

    • 4. Sprinkle the crumbled mixture over top of the fruit and press down.

    • 5. Bake for 45 minutes.

    Apple Rhubarb Crisp: A Southern Delight

    Our Apple Rhubarb Crisp carries a rich history that traces back to the Southern United States, a region celebrated for its comfort food and sweet desserts. This crisp is a classic Southern dessert, but it's more than just a sweet treat. It's a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of Southern cooks, who have a long-standing tradition of making the most of simple, readily available ingredients.

    The origins of the crisp, a dessert featuring a fruit filling with a crumbly topping, can be traced back to the colonial era. Early settlers from Europe brought with them recipes for pies and tarts. However, in the New World, ingredients were different and often scarce. This led to the creation of the crisp, a simpler, more rustic version of the traditional fruit pie.

    The Apple Rhubarb Crisp is a delightful variation of the classic apple crisp. Rhubarb, a plant with tart, crimson stalks, was introduced to America in the early 1800s. Its tartness provided a perfect balance to the sweetness of the apples, leading to the creation of the Apple Rhubarb Crisp.

    This dessert is as humble as it is delicious. The combination of sweet apples, tart rhubarb, and a buttery, crumbly topping creates a symphony of flavors that's comforting and familiar. It's a dish that's deeply rooted in the Southern tradition of home cooking, where the simplest ingredients are transformed into dishes that are greater than the sum of their parts.

    Enjoying this Apple Rhubarb Crisp is like taking a step back in time. Each bite is a taste of history, a nod to the Southern community and their culinary traditions. Whether you enjoy it as a hearty dessert, a sweet afternoon snack, or a comforting treat, this crisp is sure to bring a touch of nostalgia and a whole lot of flavor to your table.