Tangy Fruit Crumble
A great dessert to welcome spring

Love Your Rhubarb

You know that spring is here when rhubarb is available at your local farmer’s market. This hardy plant grows wild in many areas of Canada and many people will grow it in their own backyard or garden. The stems are the edible part of the plant and the redder the stem, the less sour it will be. Rhubarb provides lots of fibre if eaten raw. It is a great source of calcium and vitamin K, as well as a good source of vitamin A & C, potassium, manganese and magnesium. (1, 2) Because of its sour taste, it is often combined with other fruits in recipes, as we did in our Tangy Fruit Crumble. We combined the tanginess of rhubarb with the sweetness of strawberries and the crunchiness of apples to give you a comforting dessert to enjoy on cool spring evenings.
This recipe is gluten-free and will be enjoyed by everyone in the family, including vegetarians. For a vegan and dairy-free version, replace the salted butter with coconut oil.

6-8 servings

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