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Vegan rhubarb, pear chocolate chip crumbles!!!

on 24/03/2013
A tasty vegan forced rhubarb, pear & chocolate chip crumble!

A tasty vegan forced rhubarb, pear & chocolate chip crumble! This portion is for 2 persons!

A few days ago, I made tasty vegan rhubarb, pear & chocolate chip crumbles!

It is a divine combination of flavours!! There is already forced rhubarb aka pink rhubarb that is grown into the dark, in special food shops. I wanted to use it because the ordinary more sour green & red rhubarb will not be ready until the end of April, in my yard. What is forced rhubarb?

Forced rhubarb!

Forced rhubarb!

These are tasty vegan pink rhubarb, pear & semi-sweet chocolate chips crumbles! They are divine! Each flavour goes so well with the other flavours! ๐Ÿ™‚ MMM! The chocolate chips will be melting into your tasty rhubarb-pear mix! Each crumble must be divided by two, so you will end up with 4 portions, big portions, I assure you! Yummy Yum!

MMM! All vegan goodness! :)

MMM! All vegan goodness! ๐Ÿ™‚

A delicious crumble recipe, make it now!

Recipe: For 4 larger portions


** For the crumble topping:

150 gr organic white flour

150 gr cold, straight from the fridge, vegan butter, in pieces

75 gr light brown cassonade sugar ( kinnekes suiker )

75 gr vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

** For the fruit mix:

585 gr forced rhubarb: washed, pad dry on kitchen paper, a few loose threads removed, cut into 2.5 cm pieces: ย ( weighted when cleaned )

ripe pears: peeled, cored & cut into smaller chunks: 280 gr ( I used 2 pears )

cinnamon: 1/2 teaspoon

2 tablespoons of water

100 grย vanilla sugar ( I use home-made )ย 


1. I made the crumble topping a few hours in advance. Take a large bowl & add flour, cold vegan butter pieces & sugar. Crumble everything between your fingers until you end up with smaller & bigger crumbles. This will only take a few minutes. Now, add the vegan chocolate chips & mix through the crumbles. Place cling film over the bowl & place into the fridge until you are ready to make your whole crumble dessert.

2. Now, make your forced rhubarb mix. Take a medium cooking pot & add all of your rhubarb pieces in it. Add 2 tablespoons of water, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon & vanilla sugar. Mix well with a spoon. Boil for about 10 minutes until the rhubarb pieces are cooked through & the sugar is melted. Taste! It must taste a bit sweet but not too sweet & a bit vanilla too! You can see the black spots of the vanilla on the cooked rhubarb. If it is too sour for you, add more vanilla sugar.

3. Preheat your oven to 180ยฐC ( 350 F ) for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven. Adjust your oven to the right temperature. Layer your crumble. Take 2 larger individualized oven dishes ( so you will end up with 4 portions in total ) & divide your rhubarb, cinnamon & vanilla mix on the bottom of each oven dish. Scatter the pear chunks over the rhubarb. Press the pear chunks a bit into the rhubarb. Divide the crumble mix over the oven dishes, loosely packed. Place into a preheated oven of 180ยฐC ( 350 F ) & bake for about 20 minutes until bubbly, hot & the crumble topping becomes brown in colour. Do not let the crumbles burn! Lower your oven temperature if you need to.

4. When ready, take them out of the oven & let them rest for about 5 minutes. Enjoy instantly with a loved one! ๐Ÿ™‚


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80 responses to “Vegan rhubarb, pear chocolate chip crumbles!!!

  1. Katarina says:

    I love this already, so many yummy ingredients! Have a great day!

  2. Madison says:

    This sounds like something Jerome (My fiancรฉ) would absolutely love. If a dessert has a crumble on it, then he is in heaven! hehe. Hope all is going well Sophie with yourself and your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Jacqueline says:

    I absolutely love rhubarb and can’t wait till it appears in the shops. Teaming it with pear and chocolate is a great idea!

  4. twbarritt says:

    I’ve never hear of rhubarb paired with pears before – and I LOVE the addition of chocolate chips! Delicious!

  5. Barbara says:

    Yum yum is right! A rhubarb recipe with pears. Great idea, Sophie!

  6. Wowie wow wow!! What a delicious looking photo. The combination of flavors sounds so intriguing, sweet, tart, rich and creamy. Oh, yum. I must get around to trying this one soon!

  7. Gaw-juss!! This one’s going in the virtual “recipe box”!

  8. Stina Lyday says:

    My goodness you are talented! Love this blog!

  9. I’d never heard of forced rhubarb… This recipe looks delicious…. I might try a pear only version since I doubt I will find rhubarb here

  10. Koko says:

    I didn’t know what forced rhubarb was! Good to know! I love the sound of the melty chocolate chips…mmmmm. I am a rhubarb fan, too, as you know!

  11. lou says:

    Dear Sophie,
    It looks an ideal tastful and delicious dessert. Well done!

  12. Tammy says:

    I really like this but would leave out the chocolate.

  13. forced rhubarb, eh? It just..sounds so….unnatural? but looks delicious : D nom nom nom

  14. Dina says:

    Ooooh, I can’t wait for the summer to come, I’d like to try this one out. Looks absolutely delicious!
    Greetings from the windy coast of Norfolk

  15. lucylox says:

    delicious! x

  16. Liz says:

    what lovely flavor combinations!!!! love that the spring produce is arriving. Yay yay yay.

  17. Bashar A. says:

    That looks sooo delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I think vegans and non vegans would love this alike Sophie! I have never heard of forced rhubarb before! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  19. Carolyn Jung says:

    Chocolate chips make everything doubly better! Even a fruit crumble that already looks amazing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. gotastรฉ says:

    I have only tasted rhubarb once in a french restaurant over here and that was many years ago. I remember it could be exactly how you’ve made it and yours looks so good. I love all the ingredients you’ve used. Thanks for sharing another lovely post.

  21. Tandy says:

    We don’t even get forced rhubarb here!

  22. Ina Gawne says:

    Yummm Sophie! I love love rhubarb…great flavors here!

  23. This looks heavenly, Sophie!

  24. Norma Chang says:

    I will have mine with a big scoop of ice cream, please.

  25. Blond Duck says:

    I wish we got rhubarb down here so I could try it!

  26. How did you think of this crazy combination? Sounds delish!!

    • Sophie33 says:

      I thought that the sweet pear would go perfectly with the more sweet -sour rhubarb & what If I added vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips? That would be awesome & tasty,..So that’s how I made this!

  27. Mitzie Mee says:

    Mmm..rhubarb! Reminds me of my mom’s rhubarb pie with whipped cream:)

  28. That looks way too delicious ;D

    Choc Chip Uru

  29. Somer says:

    That sounds so incredible delicious!!!

  30. Yum looks great!

  31. Candy says:

    oooh this sounds gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Sunny says:

    This one looks like a winner, and yummy for vegans and non-vegans a like! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. You are outdoing yourself these days, Sophie. I LOVE baked fruits (berries, pears, apples). They are so nourishing to my body. This recipe is lovely.

  34. afracooking says:

    This dish looks deliciously heartwarming. Exactly what I am craving with this cold winter weather. Beautiful!

  35. Kiran says:

    I just cooked and tasted rhubarb the other day. Love it to death, really. This crumble is filled with so many deliciousness. It makes me so happy ๐Ÿ˜€

  36. Aoife.D says:

    Chocolate AND rhubarb?! That just sounds (and looks) too delicious!

  37. Thomas says:

    delicious Sophie like all of your cooking the vegan cooking I mean …. GO VEGAN ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Amber says:

    Mmmmmm!!! What a great way to use some rhubarb! I usually eat it dipped in sugar (to offset the bitterness). Can’t wait for rhubarb to be in season! Hopefully I’ll get a chance to try this crumble!

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yes, but here I used forced rhubarb. This is rhubarb that is grown in the dark! Juct click onto the link on what is is!

  39. Hey Sophie! How the heck are you girl! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can check it out here: Your goodies all look so delicious (and you’re such a sweetheart) – you deserve it!! Celeste:)

  40. ladyfi says:

    Nice to meet you too! This looks like a great recipe!

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