Delicious Rhubarb Betty Recipe

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Delicious Rhubarb Betty Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 28, 2023

Enjoy the tangy and sweet flavors of rhubarb with this delightful Rhubarb Betty recipe. Made with fresh rhubarb, sugar, and a buttery crumb topping, this dessert is the perfect way to showcase seasonal rhubarb. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a truly decadent treat. This recipe takes about 45 minutes to prepare and serves 6-8 people. It's a classic American dessert that will surely please your taste buds.


  • 4 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped rhubarb, granulated sugar, and lemon juice. Mix well until the rhubarb is evenly coated with the sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Pour the rhubarb mixture into a greased 9x9-inch baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cold cubed butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Use a pastry cutter or your fingertips to mix the ingredients until they resemble coarse crumbs.
  5. Sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the rhubarb mixture.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and the rhubarb is tender.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, but it is often used in sweet desserts due to its tart flavor.
  • Rhubarb is rich in vitamins K and C, as well as dietary fiber.
  • The word 'betty' in the name 'Rhubarb Betty' refers to a type of dessert that typically includes layers of fruit and buttered breadcrumbs or crumb topping.