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Pineapple Rhubarb Crisp

Pineapple rhubarb cobbler is a tropical twist on a classic summertime dessert. Flavors of coconut, ginger and cardamom will transport you straight to the beach. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled pineapple, pineapple cobbler, rhubarb cobbler, rhubarb crips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 207 kcal


For the filling

  • 3 cups rhubarb cut into chunks
  • 3 cups pineapple cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

For the topping

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 teaspoons sugar divided
  • 2 tablespoons chilled butter cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/2-3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

  2. In a large bowl combine rhubarb, pineapple, lemon juice coconut extract, cornstarch, sugar sweetened coconut and ginger. Mix until rhubarb and pineapple are well coated

  3. Pour mixture into a baking dish coated in cooking spray

  4. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, ginger, salt, and 3 teaspoons of sugar.

  5. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Stir in coconut.

  6. Add 1/2 cup of the buttermilk and stir until just moistened. Add more buttermilk, buttermilk, one tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too dry.

  7. Drop rounded spoonfuls over the top of the fruit mixture and sprinkle with remaining sugar.

  8. Bake for 25-35 minutes until golden brown
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Rhubarb Crisp
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 222mg9%
Potassium 312mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 33.5mg41%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.