Delicious Rhubarb Crumble Bars Recipe

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Delicious Rhubarb Crumble Bars Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 11, 2023

Indulge in the sweetness of rhubarb with these delightful Rhubarb Crumble Bars. A perfect combination of tart rhubarb, buttery crumble, and a hint of cinnamon make these bars a delicious treat. They are easy to make and are perfect for any occasion. Enjoy them as a dessert or as a snack with a cup of tea or coffee. You will love the sweet and tangy flavors that come together in every bite. Try making these Rhubarb Crumble Bars to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings!

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • - 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • - 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • - 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • - 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Filling:
  • - 2 cups diced rhubarb
  • - 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • - 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • - 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • - 1/4 cup water
  • For the Crumble Topping:
  • - 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • - 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • - 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter, and salt for the crust. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press the crust mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly golden.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the diced rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and water for the filling. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  5. Spread the rhubarb filling evenly over the partially baked crust.
  6. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cold butter for the crumble topping. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the rhubarb filling, covering it completely.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the crumble topping is golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Rhubarb is a popular vegetable often used in desserts, although it is commonly mistaken for a fruit.
  • The vibrant pink color of rhubarb stalks makes it visually appealing and adds a pop of color to the dessert.
  • Rhubarb is rich in vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy addition to the diet when consumed in moderation.
  • Crumble bars originated in Europe and gained popularity in America as a delicious and portable dessert option.
  • These Rhubarb Crumble Bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or refrigerated for a longer shelf life.