Rhubarb Lavender Crisp is a refreshing dessert, full of fresh rhubarb and a hint of lavender – perfect for spring and summer gatherings.
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Ok friends, moment of truth. This is the first time I have ever seen, let alone eaten, rhubarb. It was like this super exciting moment of discovery when it arrived at my house. I pulled it out of the box and was like, hmm…looks like red celery. Wonder what it tastes like? So, as I diced it, I decided to try a bite. I thought it tasted a little bit like a sweeter version of celery. And then I was worried. Because, that is not a flavor I would necessarily want in my dessert.
Thankfully, once it is cooked in all the glorious sugar, it no longer resembles anything close to celery – in appearance or taste. I was pleasantly surprised and very happy with how the flavors in the Rhubarb Lavender Crisp turned out. Lavender is one of those ingredients that you don’t want to use too much of, so that it overpowers the dish it’s in, but when you use just a little bit, it adds such a nice flavor! I used lavender extract paste in two recipes this week, and I thought it really added a nice dimension of flavor to the recipes.
What is Rhubarb?
Rhubarb is a vegetable that, to me, looks like red celery. It is primarily used in baked dessert dishes with lots of sugar, but can also be pickled, made into jam, or even in lemonade!
What you need to make Rhubarb Lavender Crisp
6 cups rhubarb, diced (approx. 5 stalks)
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup honey
pinch of salt
½ tsp lavender extract paste
Vanilla ice cream, for topping (optional)
For the topping:
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
pinch of salt
5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
How to make Rhubarb Lavender Crisp
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Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place oven rack in middle. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the rhubarb, sugar, honey, salt, and lavender paste. Mix well, then transfer to the prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
In another bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add in the melted butter and stir until mixed well and crumbly clumps have formed.
Sprinkle the topping over the rhubarb mixture evenly, then bake 40-45 minutes, until topping is lightly browned and rhubarb mixture is bubbling.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Leftovers can be eaten cold or warmed in the microwave or oven.
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Rhubarb Lavender Crisp
- 6 cups rhubarb, diced (approx. 5 stalks)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup honey
- pinch of salt
- ½ tsp lavender extract paste
- Vanilla ice cream, for topping (optional)
For the topping:
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- pinch of salt
- 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and place oven rack in middle. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the rhubarb, sugar, honey, salt, and lavender paste. Mix well, then transfer to the prepared baking dish, spreading into an even layer.
- In another bowl, mix the oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add in the melted butter and stir until mixed well and crumbly clumps have formed.
- Sprinkle the topping over the rhubarb mixture evenly, then bake 40-45 minutes, until topping is lightly browned and rhubarb mixture is bubbling.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Leftovers can be eaten cold or warmed in the microwave or oven.
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