Rhubarb is one of our favorite spring time treats. We were bound and determined to come up with a recipe featuring it this year, and Alex suggested the idea of making little crumbles in Ball jars. (Yes, that’s my husband! I know, I’m spoiled.) He didn’t have to work too hard to convince me!
Let’s just say his efforts far exceed last year’s rhubarb recipe (rhubarb sorbet using green rhubarb from our garden – which turned out as a pile of green slush!). These little crumbles are incredibly tasty. And while they’re not calorie free, gluten free, or fat free, we’ve honed the recipe so they use only honey as a sweetener, and have a small portion size to curb overindulgence.
Along with the honey, we’ve added some strawberries to bring out the natural sweetness, a splash of balsamic vinegar to play up the tang of the rhubarb, and some fresh ginger for some added spice. The final product was a hit – and not to mention incredibly fun to eat out of a jar!
Special thanks to our taste tester and unofficial blog intern, Katelyn, who noted that even family members without a taste for rhubarb enjoyed these :)
- 8 half-pint wide-mouth canning jars or ramekins
- 1 pound rhubarb stalks (3 cups)
- 1 pound strawberries (3 cups)
- 1 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup honey
- 1½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup honey
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Chop the rhubarb into ½ inch pieces. Chop the strawberries. Peel the ginger, then mince or grate 1 tablespoon. In a large bowl, mix together rhubarb, strawberries, ginger, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, and a pinch of kosher salt. Stir in 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and ½ cup honey.
- In a medium bowl, combine 1 ½ cups oats, ½ cup slivered almonds, ⅔ cup whole wheat flour, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ cup honey, and 4 tablespoons softened butter.
- Divide the fruit mixture into 8 half-pint wide-mouth canning jars or ramekins. Spread the crumble over each jar, pressing down on the crumbs to ensure they do not rise above the mouth of the jar.
- Bake 35 minutes until tops are brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.