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Rhubarb Pichuberry Crumb Bars

Rhubarb Pichuberry Crumb Bars

What to make with gooseberries (or pichuberries)? The sweet and tart summer rhubarb bars. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 421 kcal


For the crust

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup ground hazelnuts

For the topping

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter cold & cubed
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

For the filling

  • 1 8 oz package of pichuberries husks removed, and sliced in half
  • 12 ounces fresh rhubarb cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour


  1. Spray 9 x 13" pan with nonstick spray, line with parchment paper, and spray with nonstick again.
  2. To make the crust, cream butter, sugar, and salt in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add vanilla.
  3. Turn mixer to low and add in flour and ground hazelnuts until combined.
  4. Press dough into the prepared pan and chill till firm.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes rotating halfway through. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  6. Using a food processor or a pastry blender, combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add in cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  7. Empty topping into bowl and mix in oats and coconut. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  8. Once the crust is cool, make your filling.
  9. Toss cut up rhubarb and pichuberries with vanilla and sugar. Add flour and toss until well coated.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Place rhubarb pichuberry mixture on top of cooled shortbread.
  12. Sprinkle 2 cups crisp topping evenly over the filling.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely in pan. Refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
Rhubarb Pichuberry Crumb Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Sodium 21mg1%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.