Rhubarb Surprise Crisp


Fresh basil is the surprise ingredient for this favorite dessert combo of strawberries and rhubarb.

Rhubarb Surprise Crisp
Photo: BHG139081
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • cup granulated sugar

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cup sliced fresh rhubarb or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb, thawed

  • 2 cup coarsely chopped strawberries

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh basil

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. In a medium bowl combine the 2/3 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch, and cinnamon. (For fresh rhubarb, use 2 teaspoons cornstarch. For frozen, use 3 teaspoons cornstarch.) Stir in rhubarb, strawberries, and basil. Spoon into bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish; set aside.

  2. In another medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt. Stir in melted margarine or butter. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
7g Fat
52g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 30.1mg 151%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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