My Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars have a wonderful crumble topping with a beautiful vibrant red fruit filling. Perfect to enjoy during summer when both fruits are in season.
Summertime comfort food
Of course, in warm summer months, the last thing any of my family want is a hot dessert. But loving crumble as I do, having a summertime alternative is necessary! So these Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars are just the best of both worlds!
Strawberries are a popular fruit and flavour all around the world, but especially here in the UK, most commonly put together in the infamous dessert Eton Mess. The flavours of strawberries and cream have featured in several of my recipes too, from my Mini Victoria Sponges, and my Strawberries and Cream Fudge and even featuring in my Matcha Roll Cake. And don’t forget topping my delicious Buttermilk Fruit Scones with some clotted cream and strawberry jam, totally cementing the love of strawberries and cream!
Rhubarb desserts are incredible too, the tang of rhubarb working so well in an otherwise sweet sphere! I love playing with rhubarb flavours in muffins, cupcakes and tarts, but this is the first recipe using rhubarb I’ve shared with you. There will be more, that’s a promise!
How to make strawberry rhubarb crumble bars
So, how do I make these strawberry rhubarb crumble bars?
First, soften your butter, then mix in the flour, salt, vanilla, and sugar until combined and the mixture is crumble-like. Press half the mixture into an even layer in the bottom of a lined 8″ square pan.
In a separate bowl, stir together all the fruit filling ingredients, then tip over the mixture in your pan, spreading out evenly. Top evenly with the remaining crumble mixture and bake. Simple as that!
Once baked, leave your bars to cool completely before cutting into squares. I actually like to chill it in the fridge first, as I find it cuts better this way.
So simple, so easy to make, and so incredibly delicious!
Happy baking, my friends! Enjoy!