Rhubarb Almond Crumble Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 16
A sweet tart rhubarb bar with the perfect balance of butter and oats.
  • 1½ cups quick cooking oats
  • ⅔ cup flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup cold butter or margarine, cubed
  • 3 Tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 6 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  1. RHUBARB FILLING: In large saucepan, bring rhubarb, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and flour to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1½ to 2 cups, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together crumble ingredients: oats, flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt. Blend in butter with fingers or pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly. Press ⅔ of mixture evenly into greased 9”square cake pan. Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool on rack for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread rhubarb filling over base. Toss remaining oat mixture with almonds, gently pressing into small clumps; sprinkle over rhubarb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until crumble is golden, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely in pan before cutting into squares. Store at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at https://hiddenponies.com/2014/06/moms-recipes-rhubarb-almond-crumble-bars/