Rhubarb And Cherry Crumb Bars

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe

It’s summer time.

Yippee!

 

With both rhubarb and cherries in season, I have recently decided to use both these lovely ingredients in a dessert.

Crumb bars seemed like a good idea.

And they truly were…a good idea.

A great idea, in fact.

 

In these bars sweet-meets-tart-meets-buttery to create a delicious, flavorful and refreshing summer treat.

For me, these bars pretty much represent what summer is all about.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, preheat the oven to 350 F, 175 C, line a 13 s 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhand on two sides

1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).

 

2. Line a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 22 cm) baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, butter and flour the parchment, tapping out excess flour

3. Butter and flour the parchment, tapping out excess flour.

 

Making Streusel (Crumbs)

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, in a large bowl, combine the flour  - 1 1/2 cups - 210 grams, granulated sugar 3/4 cups - 150 grams, and salt 1/4 teaspoon

4. In a larger bowl, combine the flour (1 1/2 cups – 210 grams), granulated sugar (3/4 cup – 150 grams), and salt (1/4 tsp).

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, in the microwave oven or in a pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter - 9 tablespoon - 130 grams - and pour it into the bowl

5. In the microwave oven or in a pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter (9 tbsp – 130 grams) and pour it into the bowl.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, mix with a fork until crumbs form, the smaller the crumbs, the better, the crumbs ten to get a little too hard while baking, so the smaller crumbs will result in more tender streusel layer, refrigerate the crumbs until ready to use

6. Mix with a fork until crumbs form.

The smaller the crumbs, the better. The crumbs tend to get a little hard while baking. So the smaller crumbs will result in more tender streusel layer.

 

7. Refrigerate the crumbs until ready to use.

 

Making the Cake Batter

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, in medium bowl, whisk 1 cup - 140 gram flour, 3 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt/

8. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup (140 grams) flour, 3/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, in a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter - 3/4 cup - 170 grams - and confectioners' sugar - 1 1/2 cups - 170 grams until fluffy

9. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the softened butter (3/4 cup – 170 grams) and confectioners’ sugar (1 1/2 cups – 170 grams) …

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe

10. … until light and fluffy.

 

11. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time.

 

12. With mixer on low, beat in vanilla.

 

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, finally, using a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture

13. Finally, using a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, set aside

And set aside.

 

Preparing the Filling

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, preparing the Filling, Rinse the rhubarb and cherries under cold, running water

14. Rinse the rhubarb and cherries under cold, running water.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, halve and pit the cherries

15. Halve and pit the cherries.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, cut the rhubarb into 1/2-inch (1.5 cm) pieces

16. And cut the rhubarb into 1/2-inch (1.5 cm) pieces.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, place the cherries and the rhubarb in a larger bowl, add 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp flour

17. Place the cherries and the rhubarb in a larger bowl, add 4 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp flour.

 

18. Mix to cover all the fruit.

 

Assembling the Cake

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, spread the batter in the prepared pan evenly

19. Spread the batter in the prepared pan evenly.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, sprinkle with the rhubarb-cherry filling

20. Sprinkle with the rhubarb-cherry filling.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, top the filling with the streusel - crumb mixture

21. And top with the streusel.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, bake the cake at 350 F - 175 C until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean with moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes, let cool completely in the pan

22. Bake the cake at 350 °F (175 °C) until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean with moist crumbs attached, 35 to 40 minutes.

 

23. Let cool completely in the pan.

 

rhubarb and cherry crumb bars step by step picture recipe, using the paper overhand, lift your cake from the pan and cut into bars

24. Using the paper overhang, lift your cake from the pan and cut into bars.

 

Enjoy, dear friends.

This is very, very good.

 

(This recipe was adapted from here.)

 

 

12 Responses to Rhubarb And Cherry Crumb Bars

  1. 1
    Jami says:

    Can’t wait to make this! Looks Yummy….I mean….Zoom Yummy!

  2. 2
    Michaela says:

    I must agree, zoom yummy :D Rebarboru som este nikdy nejedla…

  3. 3

    I dont think ive ever had the rhubarb cherry combo, if your gorgeous photos are anything to go by it must be down right delicious! Lovely post :)

  4. 4
    sweetie says:

    would raspberries work in place of the cherries? without a cherry pitter, it can be hard to work with them.

    the step-by-step photos are particularly helpful!

    • 4.1
      zoomyummy says:

      I am sure raspberries will be amazing too. Happy baking to you! :) Petra

    • 4.2
      Lean says:

      If you don’t have a cherry pitter, use hair pin to scoop out the pits. No a bobby pin, but the U shaped hairpins ha your grandma used o use o keep her hair in a bun. The cherry pitter is better, but hair ins are easier to find and cheaper, too.

  5. 5

    harika. hemen yemek istiyorum…

  6. 6

    …really good recipe! i just wan to try it soon
    ciao from Italy

  7. 7

    These look yummy! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks also for the photo and lightroom tips you include on your blog – they are very helpful.

  8. 8
    Ramya Kiran says:

    Baked these bars today and everybody at home loved it. I halved the recipe and baked in an 8 inch square pan and also substituted Apple for Rhubarb. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 9
    Jan says:

    I have frozen sweet cherries and frozen rhubarb can I use that in place of fresh?

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