Strawberry Rhubarb Topping

Strawberry Rhubarb Topping

My family enjoyed this strawberry rhubarb pie so much that I made a second one not long after making the first. That used up the two Whole Foods pie crusts that I had bought. Instead of buying more, I decided I wanted to try making my own pie crust. I bought more strawberries and rhubarb, but they were starting to go bad and I still didn’t have time to put together a pie from scratch. That’s when I decided to make a topping.

The strawberry rhubarb topping is similar to the pie filling, but uses less sugar. We ate it on ice cream, but it would also be good on cake or even biscuits.

Strawberry Rhubarb Topping
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups sliced strawberries
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the rhubarb, ¼ cup water and sugar. Stir and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer about 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the cornstarch and 2 Tablespoons water. Add to the pot while stirring. Cook about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the vanilla and then the strawberries.
  5. Serve over ice cream.

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Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. thewholegang says:

    I've never eaten rhubarb. What is the flavor and texture like?

  2. It has a tart, but unique flavor. I like it raw, but my kids say it's too sour. It's a little stringy, but you don't notice it much when it's cut in pieces. It is crunchy raw and soft when cooked.

  3. That looks fantastic! I love rhubarb, but the only thing I ever make is a rhubarb coffee cake.

  4. YUM! My mouth is drooling just looking at that!

  5. Babyfro says:

    I have a little leftover rhubarb that I froze, I think a topping for vanilla bean ice cream would be just about perfect.

  6. Norine Stauske says:

    Love rhubarb! Always looking for something new to try with it. This sounds yummy, especially over ice cream! You mentioned pie crusts from Whole Foods ~ I assume gluten free? Are they good? I have never tried already made gf pie crusts, would like to if I can find a good one!

  7. Have you tried to can this recipe?

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