Dessert does not really happen all that often in this house. And it most definitely does not happen during the week. Which works well since the lovely husband is often not home during the week, and if I want a little treat popcorn for dessert works for me. Heck popcorn for dinner works even better for me!

The past few weeks he has been home and the question “what’s for dessert?” kept popping up post dinner. For me ‘what’s for dessert‘ is the culinary equivalent of ‘are we there yet?‘. You know the answer is no, so why ask??!

Since rhubarb is everywhere as of late I thought I would surprise him one night with rhubarb strawberry crisp. These individual little crisps are so yummy and easy to make, they really are the perfect ending to any meal.

I know these little crisps are sort of retro, but really who doesn’t love baked fruit?! Spring fresh rhubarb and strawberries are so delicious, they need little help in the preparation, which is ideal for a week day dinner. Crisps are easy. They are for us home cooks without a stand mixer, for the home cooks who have to think twice if they have sugar in the cupboard – I’m not the only one right?!? Crisps are great for procrastinators, for the nights of unexpected dinner guests, for using up the remaining fruit from last weeks market haul. Crisps are for having fun with, for experimenting with different fruits and flavors.

Really and truly you can not go wrong with a crisp for dessert.

As you might have clued in above with the questioning of sugar in the house we really don’t eat anything particularly sweet. Or perhaps I should say I don’t like anything overly sweet. I was raised with little sugar in our diet and as such didn’t develop a taste for it. My one saving grace is dessert does not often appeal to me. So this crisp recipe is made with little sugar in the mix (feel free to add more), and instead of topping with whipped cream I used vanilla greek yogurt. Again I’m a weirdo and do not like whipped cream at all, not even a little, so I thought the yogurt was a delicious topping for the crisps – even better than ice cream… yup I just actually said that! Yogurt over ice cream.

I mixed the chopped fruit as our dinner was cooling before serving, and let the crisps bake while we ate. How easy does that sound? It was so simple, the husband was happy with dessert, it made me wonder why I didn’t do this more often?? But let’s just keep that between us…

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One little, two little, three little rhubarb strawberry crisps. Because dessert for two should always have a spare for late night snacks!
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Servings 3


  • 2 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 cup strawberry, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ brown sugar
  • ½ cup of large oats
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • For the fruit fil Preheat oven to 350F
  • Mix the ingredients for the fruit topping together in a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  • Mix ingredients for the topping together in a bowl with a fork, until well mixed and no lumps remain.
  • Place fruit mixture into the individual ramekins, leaving just enough room for the topping.
  • Top fruit with an even layer of the crumble mixture.
  • Place ramekins on a baking tray, and bake for 35 mins.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool and then top with vanilla greek yogurt.

PS Baking and serving in one dish also means less dishes for clean up! Enjoy 😉

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