Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Lee Zwiefelhofer, the Chief Extractor of Minneapolis’s l.c. finns hand-crafted small batch extracts shared a recipe for you all to enjoy at home. The hibiscus and cinnamon extracts add a delicious flavor profile to this early summer dessert.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 20 minutes 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Comfort Food
Servings 6 people



  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pounds rhubarb sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 pound strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp l.c. finns vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp l.c. finns hibiscus extract


  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • t tsp l.c. finns cinnamon extract
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a bowl, toss the rhubarb with 3/4 cup of the sugar and let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    In another bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the rhubarb to the strawberries; discard any rhubarb juice. Add the cornstarch, lime juice and vanilla, and hibiscus to the fruit and stir well.
    Transfer the mixture to a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Using a pastry blender or your fingers, mix the ingredients together until large crumbs form. 
  • Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325° and continue baking for about 30 minutes longer, until the fruit filling is bubbling and the topping is nicely browned. Let the crisp rest for 10 to 20 minutes before serving.


Delicious when served warm. Add cinnamon or vanilla ice cream on top!
Keyword Fruit Crisp, Fruit Dessert, Make Ahead, Rhubarb, Strawberry


  1. meetminnesota February 1, 2023 at 10:56 am - Reply

    4 stars
    Nice one!

  2. meetminnesota February 1, 2023 at 10:57 am - Reply

    5 stars

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