Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

Wanna know a crazy awesome twist on two classic desserts?? A fruit crisp and a sundae – bring them both together and BOOM. Let me present to you Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae. Strawberry rhubarb compote drenched over a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped off with a classic oatmeal “crisp” topping. The perfect seasonal dessert to have right now!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

How many of you reading this, always has a HUGE scoop of vanilla ice cream with your fruit crisp??

It’s 100% necessary, isn’t it?

Especially if the fruit crisp is still a little warm, and that ice cream seems to be the ideal balance.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

Who needs whipped cream when you have ice cream!

Kinda goes for pie too, i’d rather have straight up vanilla ice cream with it. Unless it’s pumpkin pie, that’s an exception, because whipped cream is 150% necessary for pumpkin pie. Not really sure why ;)

This dessert seemed like a no brainer, once I came up with it. Just taking a couple classic desserts here and marrying them together!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

The beauty of a sundae is, it’s usually a gigantic scoop of ice cream loaded with toppings. There’s no right or wrong way of really doing it, as long as you add something to a plain old scoop of ice cream.

Have you ever made a fruit compote before? It’s super simple. It’s pretty much making your own fruit syrup. It doesn’t take long at all! Goes super good on pancakes. :D

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Even though the strawberries have yet to bloom here in MN, it’s still strawberry season! It’s definitely rhubarb season, i’ve seen loads of it at farmers markets! These two flavors go so well together. Strawberries are so sweet and the rhubarb adds that perfect tart balance.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae is great to make ahead of time, and have it ready right when you want it. Especially for a dinner party, you can let everyone make their own!

Ok, enough rambling about this dessert. Let’s cut to the chase!

Here’s the recipe – ENJOY :)

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae

{8-10 Servings}

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

  • 1/4 C. Water
  • 1/2 C. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 C. Rhubarb
  • 2 C. Strawberries
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced

Oatmeal Crisp Topping

  • 1/2 C. Melted Butter
  • 3/4 C. Flour
  • 3/4 C. Oatmeal (quick cooking oats)
  • 1/2 C. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Vanilla Ice Cream of your choice

1. To make compote, first wash and cut all fruit into uniform size. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil. Add fruit and stir well. Bring to a boil again and let fruit boil for 2 min. Turn off, and remove from heat. Let cool before serving.

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2. Next, make the topping. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix all topping ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle out on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and light golden brown (will bake flat.) Let cool for 5 minutes and then crumble back into small pieces. Immediately ready to serve, or store and serve later.imageimageimage

3. When ready to serve, in a bowl place desired amount of ice cream, then compote and sprinkle with oatmeal crisp topping. Put as much as you want of toppings!image

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Wanna know a crazy awesome twist on two classic desserts?? A fruit crisp and a sundae - bring them both together and BOOM. Let me present to you Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Sundae. Strawberry rhubarb compote drenched over a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped off with a classic oatmeal "crisp" topping. The perfect seasonal dessert to have right now!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
  • ¼ C. Water
  • ½ C. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 C. Rhubarb
  • 2 C. Strawberry
  • ½ Lemon juiced
Oatmeal Crisp Topping
  • ½ C. Butter Melted
  • ¾ C. Flour
  • ¾ C. Oatmeal (quick cooking oats)
  • ½ C. Brown Sugar
  • ½ Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
Vanilla Ice Cream of choice
Instructions
  1. To make compote, first wash and cut all fruit into uniform size.
  2. In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, bring water and sugar to a boil.
  3. Add fruit and stir well. Bring to a boil again, and let fruit boil for 2 min.
  4. Turn off, and remove from heat. Let cool before serving.
  5. Next, make the topping. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  6. Mix all topping ingredients in a bowl.
  7. Sprinkle out on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and light golden brown (will bake flat.)
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes and then crumble back into small pieces.
  10. Immediately ready to serve, or store and serve later.
  11. To make sundae, in a bowl place desired amount of vanilla ice cream, then compote and sprinkle oatmeal crisp topping.

Happy Friday, have a relaxed weekend!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog today :D

  • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

    Love the crisp in this, such a perfect summer treat!

    • kellyjanke2

      Happy you like it, thanks Matt! :)

  • http://sharedappetite.com Chris @ Shared Appetite

    This is incredible!!! Super creative… I love strawberry rhubarb crisp with vanilla ice cream, so turning it into one big ice cream sundae is legit awesome!

    • kellyjanke2

      Oh thank you Chris! I was kinda surprised it isn’t already a popular dessert ;)

  • http://philosophyandcake.blogspot.com BabyJune

    Mmm now that is one delicious-looking sundae! I love rhubarb desserts, will have to try this one soon. :)

    • kellyjanke2

      Rhubarb is just the best, and you have to enjoy it while it’s in season! Thanks so much, let me know if you try it dear :)

  • http://cakecrustandsugardust.com Alyssa

    Yum!! The crisp looks amazing! I’ve never tried making my own fruit compote before…thanks for the instructions!

    • kellyjanke2

      Hi Alyssa, it’s super duper easy! You must try it! SO good on pancakes too ;) Thanks so much for visiting!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    Love strawberry and rhubarb together and over a sundae with the oatmeal crisp topping sounds phenomenal! This sounds like the perfect summer treat :)

    • kellyjanke2

      You got it Kelly :) It’s as great as it looks! Thanks so much, you’re always so sweet!

  • Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Oh I MUST have a scoop of ice cream with pie. I don’t think I would even enjoy a crisp without some vanilla ice cream to eat with it. I love that you made this a sundae! Sounds deeeelish!

    • kellyjanke2

      YAY, i’m not alone with that ;) Thanks so much Natalie! Have a wonderful Monday!

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    Love the idea of a strawberry crisp since I devoured the one I made last week :) Serving with ice cream is NOT optional…delicious.

    • kellyjanke2

      Exactly Bri! Ice cream is not optional ;) Thanks so much for visiting. Happy you like it!

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    The only thing better than dessert is two desserts in one, ha. This is such a fun and I suspect super delicious idea, Kelly. I’ll take mine with two scoops of ice cream :).
    Also, your pictures are beautiful – perfect for summer!!

    • kellyjanke2

      SO sweet, thank you Kathi for the compliments :) you’re suspicion is correct, it is quite delicious if you ask me! Love the rhubarb tartness mixed with everything else. Two scoops, you got it ;)

  • http://www.brooklynfarmgirl.com/ Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    All these beautiful strawberry pictures have me pretty excited! This sundae screams out both freshness and happiness!

    • kellyjanke2

      Hi Pamela, thanks so much for your lovely compliments and for visiting today :) You got it, fresh and happy all in one…my favorite way to eat just about anything!!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    I grew up in MN and although I havent lived there since 1997, it will always be home. Went to college there and parents still live there. San Diego’s weather is much better :) but anyway thanks for stopping by today and it’s nice to meet a fellow Minnesotan :) And your crisp looks delish! Love those crumbly bits!

    • kellyjanke2

      No way, Averie! I didn’t realize you were from MN too! Yeah MN is great…the weather on the other hand…not so much (most of the year.) Summer isn’t that awful!! San Diego I bet is incomparable! Thanks for visiting. Happy you like the crisp sundae :)