Easy Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb crumble is a British spring staple, beloved by families across the country. Its tart nature hidden underneath a sweet layer of crumble is unbeatable, especially when you’re craving a classic home cooked dessert.

This quick and easy rhubarb crumble recipe will become the star of the show to any family dinner! Find out how in this easy to follow guide.

Servings: Family of 4

Time: 15 minutes prep, 45/50 minutes to cook

You will need:

  • Medium/large sauce pan
  • Medium baking dish (around 1.2ltr)


  • 500g rhubarb, chopped into chunks
  • 140g self raising flour
  • 85g butter, cold
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 50g light brown muscovado sugar


  1. Combine the Rhubarb and Sugar – Put your rhubarb and caster sugar into a sauce pan. Cover and keep on a low heat.
  2. Soften the Rhubarb – Stir the sugar into the rhubarb gently. Take care not to break down the rhubarb too much, unless you prefer it to be pureed. Keep this mixture on a low heat for about 15 minutes until soft. Add more sugar if you want a sweeter taste (we all know how tart rhubarb can be!).
  3. Set aside for now – Once the rhubarb and sugar mixture is as sweet as you’d like, pour into your baking dish. Now is a great time to pre-heat the oven (180C fan/200C/Gas 6)
  4. Prep the crumble – Grab your self-raising flour and butter use your hands to rub the two together to create a tasty crumble topping. Add your muscovado sugar and combine again using your hands.
  5. Add the crumble topping – Distribute the crumble over the rhubarb mixture in the baking dish and pop in the oven for 30 minutes (or until golden brown).
  6. Serve! – Pair with your favourite custard or ice cream for a final flourish.


  • Add other fruits for a taste explosion

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, you can add other fruits like strawberries to the rhubarb mixture.

  • How to store if there’s leftovers

This crumble is not only safe to refrigerate, but can be frozen too! Place in a container or wrap with clingfilm and consume within 3 months.

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What to Plant In March

The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, the frost is thawing. That’s right, it’s almost spring! It’s finally warm enough for us to get out our gloves and start planning our gardens for the new season.

Here’s what to plant in March, from fruits and vegetables to summer flowering bulbs.

Bare Root Roses

March is the last month you can plant your bare-root roses. Plant in well-drained and rich soil for gorgeous blooms throughout the spring and summer.

Rose Bonica
Rose Champagne Moment


Gladioli bulbs and corms are essential for summer garden displays. Their tall and colourful blooms add plenty of texture and excitement to beds and borders, as well as attracting wildlife! Plant your bulbs this month into position for a striking show come summer.

Gladioli Butterfly Mixed
Gladioli Essential

Early Potatoes

Early potatoes, as the name suggests, are the earliest variety that you can harvest. They are more commonly referred to as ‘baby potatoes’ or ‘new potatoes’.

March is the perfect month to plant chitted early potatoes outside. If you’re unable to find space in your garden or allotment, you can effortlessly grow potatoes in a grow bag!

Potato Casablanca
Potato Kestrel

Strawberry Plants

Not only are strawberries incredibly tasty – their plants also make an attractive addition to the summer garden. Get your strawberry plants in the ground this month to harvest in mid-late summer.

Strawberry All Season Collection
Strawberry Cambridge Favourite (Mid Season)


Rhubarb is a tasty plant that you can grow in March for harvest in summer. A perfect crop for both beginners and experienced gardeners as it is easy to grow and will thrive with minimal attention.

Rhubarb Collection
Rhubarb Victoria

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When to Plant Rhubarb

Perfect for beginners, Rhubarb is a brilliant crop as it is so easy to grow and maintain. Both hardy and attractive, this crop is a versatile addition to your early spring/mid-summer garden.

If you’ve bought some Rhubarb and you’re not too sure when, how or where to plant it, use this easy-to-follow guide as a reference for fuss-free gardening tips.

When to Plant Rhubarb

Rhubarb is an incredible hardy crop. It can be grown in various months throughout the year. If you prefer an early growth, you can ‘force’ your crowns to grow by covering with large pots.

To force, plant and cover in December to February. Otherwise, Rhubarb should be planted in Spring or Autumn when the soil is slightly warmer.

How to Plant Rhubarb

To force rhubarb, you can cover the crown of the plant with pots to cut off sun exposure. When the stems reach the top of the pot, is time to pick.

For regular planting, position your crowns in a sunny or partially shaded area. Plant in rich and moist soil, prepared with plenty of manure and compost. Section 90cm apart for best results.

Where to Plant Your Rhubarb

Rhubarb can be planted in pots, but it will achieve best results when planted in vegetable patches with plenty of space. The area must reach plenty of sunlight throughout the season.

When growing rhubarb, it’s important to know that you should not be ingesting or using the leaves in any recipes. They are highly toxic and should be disposed of in a compost heap after harvesting. However, the stems are the star of the show and can be used in plenty of recipes for wowing family and friends.

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