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Rhubarb and Apple Crumble

A warm fruit dessert combining two favorites - apples and rhubarb. Sweetened with Equal, you can add that optional frozen yogurt or ice cream topping and still have a healthy dessert.

36% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.



  • 3 cups peeled, cored 3/4-inch cubed Granny Smith apples
  • 2 1/2 cups 3/4-inch cubed fresh red rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup Equal Spoonful*
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (optional)


  • 3/4 cup quick or old-fashioned oats, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup Equal Spoonful**
  • 2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

* May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

** May substitute 8 packets Equal sweetener


  1. Filling: Combine apples, rhubarb, 1/2 cup Equal and cornstarch. Place in 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Combine water, lemon juice and lemon peel. Pour over fruit mixture.
  3. Cover and bake in preheated 400 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes or until fruit is tender. Meanwhile, make the Topping.
  4. Topping: Combine oats, raisins, nuts, 1/3 cup Equal, butter and cinnamon until well blended. Remove cover from fruit mixture. Sprinkle with oats mixture.
  5. Return to oven and bake, uncovered, an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until topping is crisp.
  6. Serve warm with frozen yogurt, ice cream or whipped topping.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 177 cal., 3 g pro., 26 g carb., 8 g fat, 10 mg chol., 45 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 1/2 fat

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