Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr


  1. Mix flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, margarine and cinnamon until crumbly: Press half of this mixture into a 9" greased pan.
  2. Cover with chopped rhubarb.
  3. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and water.
  4. Cook until thick and clear in a small saucepan.
  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  6. Pour over rhubarb. Top with remaining crumbs.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
Most Helpful

This is a wonderful springtime treat! I took the advice of a few others and pre-baked the crust 12 minutes to help it set up. I added about 6 strawberries to the fruit mix for added color and flavor. I baked it all for an additional 50 minutes. I'm not a big rhubarb fan, but I LOVE this!

DuChick May 02, 2010

I use this exact recipe, also making the sauce with 1 C. white sugar. Actually got the recipe from dear Edna Staeblers cookbook "Food That Really Shmecks". She's still going strong at 90+ years old and her cookbooks are like dear friends to me. You can use any combo of fruits. Last time I combined rhubarb and sour cherries. Frozen strawberries work well too. Highly recommended.

Jan in Lanark February 26, 2004

This is a wonderful recipe!! I did increase the amount of white sugar to 1c. and I also made the sauce in the microwave (about 4 min. stiring frequently). Origanlly I found this recipe in a church cook book & now I found it here as well. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! It is definitely a keeper!:o)

shortstuff November 21, 2002