This was a breeze to make. It is too late in the season (here) for fresh rhubarb, so I used some of my frozen and it worked great. I thought it was going to be soupy so initially I left the water out, but realized after it was partially cooked that it was going to be too dry for the topping, so I carefully poured some boiling water around the edges (it was pulling away from the casserole dish slightly) and this worked fine. Next time I will definitely follow the directions and add the water it calls for...would have been much simpler. Using frozen rhubarb, it does take longer to cook than the directions say, but that was to be expected. Thanks for sharing a delicious fruit dessert recipe with me Eve! :-))
Yummy! I made this for guest who popped in to say hello. I used frozen rhubarb, apples were in the fruit bowl and the rest were in my pantry. I kept to the recipe, only used 1 cup of water. Cooked it the suggested time, but I think it may not have been long enough, as it was a little runny. Still tasted very yummy, served it with custard. Thank you Evie*
A LOVELY dessert, esp. served warm w/a dollop of ice cream! No one ever guessed how simple it was to make. After making it 3x this week (!), my suggestions would be to 1) use the full 1 1/2 c. water, and 2) reserve some of this sugar-water to pour OVER the crumble before baking. This avoids the dry patches on top that some have mentioned here. Also, I prepared all the ingredients the day before, soaking the apples and rhubarb in the sugar water overnight. The apples did not brown and I'm sure the dish tasted all the better for it!
I'm not a fan of rhubarb, but my husband is. Not only did my husband love this recipe, but so did the kids and I. Thank you so much
Thanks for a great recipe, cooked it exactly as said and served it with whipped cream, it was loved by all. :-) xoxo
Really a 5 star taste, but I thought it would be much juicer, I could see it was going to be too dry with only a half cup of water so I added another full cup about half way through; that helped but it was still much drier than expected. Other than that it was a delicious dessert, thanks for sharing.