Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp


You can make this strawberry-rhubarb crisp recipe on the grill or in the oven. When fresh isn't in season, feel free to make this rhubarb recipe using frozen instead.

Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
31 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 21 mins


  • 6 cup sliced fresh strawberries (about 1-1/2 lb.)

  • 4 cup sliced fresh rhubarb or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb (about 1 lb.)

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup coarsely crushed shortbread cookies (about 12 cookies)

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. In a large bowl combine strawberries, rhubarb, granulated sugar, quick-cooking tapioca, and salt. (If using frozen fruit, let mixture stand for 40 minutes or until fruit is partially thawed but still icy.) In a 2-quart disposable foil pan place the fruit mixture. Cover pan tightly with foil.

  2. For topping, in a small bowl combine crushed shortbread cookies, flour, and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.

  3. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around edge of grill. Test for medium heat over center of grill. Place foil pan on rack in the center of grill. Cover; grill for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly on edges. Uncover pan. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit mixture in foil pan. Cover grill; cook for 6 to 8 minutes more or until mixture is bubbly and fruit has thickened. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place foil pan on grill rack over burner that is unlit. Grill as above.) Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream. Makes 6 servings.

Oven Method:

Prepare as above through step 2 except you may substitute a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover fruit mixture and bake 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with topper. Bake 6 to 8 minutes more. Serve as above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
6g Fat
54g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 67.3mg 337%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 365mg 8%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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