Veganized Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

17 Aug

One of the first weeks of picking up my CSA bounty, I received several pieces of rhubarb and had no idea what to do with it. Everyone I asked recommended making a pie, but I hate the process of making the crust so instead. I stumbled upon a Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe by Ina Garten on Food Network’s website and thought I would give it a try. The results we fantastic. I brought it in to work and everyone was pleasantly surprised when I told them that it was vegan!


  • 4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4 to 5 stalks)
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, if large
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (make sure it is raw cane sugar)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oatmeal, such as McCann’s
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced (use Earth Balance, or some other dairy-free butter alternative)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.


For the fruit, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup of the granulated sugar and the orange zest together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice and then mix it into the fruit. Pour the mixture into an 8-by-11-inch baking dish and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.


For the topping, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, salt and oatmeal. With the mixer on low-speed, add the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, covering it completely, and bake for 1 hour, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.

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2 Responses to “Veganized Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp”

  1. Sophie33 August 24, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    MMMM,.. a divine creation! Yummy yum!

  2. Veggiewitch August 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    Gorgeous! ♥

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