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The Virtual Vegan Potluck & my recipe in it: Vegan rhubarb, pear chocolate chips crumbles!!!

Just look at this tasty dessert: Don’t you want to digg in?

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

I invented this recipe to join the Virtual Vegan Potluck! Annie@ An Unrefined Vegan invited us all, to join in a Virtual Vegan Potluck! It is like a fabulous vegan dinner with all foods, in all categories vegan, like from appetizers to desserts! If you wanted to take part, you could choose which part or in which group you wanted to make a vegan food dish. I chose the dessert section because recently, I had made a lot of vegan food dishes & I wanted to challenge myself too.


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 May, in my yard. What is forced rhubarb?

Forced rhubarb!
Forced rhubarb!

MMM,…Read on for this delicious crumble recipe!

Vegan forced rhubarb, pear chocolate chip crumbles!!!

Recipe: For 4 persons, each 1 big part


** 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:  ( 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

75 to 100 gr vanilla sugar ( I use home-made ) / I used 75 gr.

MMM! All vegan goodness! :)
MMM! All vegan goodness! 🙂


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 has been 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 180°C ( 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 180°C ( 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! :) Each big part must be divided by two. Yummmm!


It was again, such fun, participating in this tasty Virtual Vegan potluck! I hope you liked it too! 🙂

To go to the following blog, into the Vegan dessert section, from the Virtual Vegan Potluck, from Keepin’it Kind, please click here:


To go back to the earlier blog entry from the Vegan dessert section, from the Virtual Vegan Potluck, from Cake maker to the Stars, just click here:


To start at the beginning of the Virtual vegan Potluck, click onto the following graphic:

The Virtual vegan potluck

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Hello! My name is Sophie & I love to cook & bake mostly healthily but with a twist! There is a bit of gardening & travelling in here too! Enjoy! :)

125 thoughts on “The Virtual Vegan Potluck & my recipe in it: Vegan rhubarb, pear chocolate chips crumbles!!!

  1. Oh Sophie I bet it tastes as good as it looks, I am so excited to try it…by the way, we loved the latest smoothie! xo

    1. Thanks & they aren’t small at all. It is normally a 1 person lasagna dish, but I filled it with this tasty dessert!
      1 bowl is enough for 2 big portions, so for 2 persons. It is ceramic from the Danish brand: Rice. More info on here:

  2. I love rhubarb and unfortunately here in Italy it is difficult to find. But … my parents planted it so I have only to wait that they bring me some. Thank you for sharing this lovely dessert 😉

      1. I am ill for the moment & have only finished appetizers & drinks. The rest I will do tomorrow! 🙂

      2. Oh no I’m sorry you are ill Sophie, get well soon and enjoy the rest tomorrow. Poppy 🙂

  3. Yessss, dear Sophie, I’d love to dig in right away…! 🙂
    Big hug from Norway

    1. Thanks! Rhubarb aka forced rhubarb is already in season over here in Belgium! Enjoy it too & welcome to my blog!

    1. I linked to it! Juct click onto the brown underlined link. It is a more pinker & sweeter rhubarb then the normal green & red one.

  4. Pears and rhubarb, what a great combo! I’m going to try this right away, I can’t resist. Also… I feel very inspired to work a bit with this combo. So, thank you also.

  5. It’s taken me all day to get here, Sophie, my friend! Of COURSE you are in the Potluck! And I’m so glad. Thank you for sharing this yumminess! Fruit! Chocolate!

    1. I haven’t been yet to your post, Annie! I just went through appetizers, drinks & breads! Now, I am off again!

  6. Hi Sophie! Rhubarb crumble is one of my favourite desserts – and this looks like a wonderful recipe.

  7. I love crumbles but I’ve never thought of putting chocolate chips in the crumble mix, what a great idea. I like your flavour combinations too, I think I might manage to eat a whole one of these.

  8. I skipped forward to see your dish 🙂 mmm glad I did!! I am yet to have this seasons rhubarb but I love the idea of mixing it with pear and chocolate. Sounds great!

  9. Looks fantastic, Sophie! I love crumbles… Now all I need is a scoop of ice cream! 🙂

  10. Sophie,
    You do produce amazing dishes…this being one of them.
    You mention Vegan butter in this recipe, are you talking about ingredients such as (
    Which is what we use, or is it something else?

  11. Sophie! Did you save some for me?! It looks totally scrumptious.
    Thank you for enlightening me on forced rhubarb. I didn’t know there was such a thing! Where I live, every second person grows rhubarb. It grows really well here. So, I will have no trouble acquiring some rhubarb for this recipe.
    I love pears, and I adore chocolate. A winning combination!

    1. thanks so much, Ally! I also grow the normal red & green rhubarb in my garden. A lot of Belgians do that too! 🙂

  12. I deffffffinitely want to dig in!!! I always look forward to your rhubarb desserts, every year!! I have enjoyed a few of them over the years myself, using the rhubarb in my garden! Thank you for that! xx

    1. You are welcome, dear Koko! You should join in the next VVP!! You have very tasty vegan recipes, you should share them even more,…! 🙂

  13. You had me at rhubarb! I love strawberry rhubarb pie, but that’s all I ever do with it. This is inspiring!

  14. Sophie this looks so good! I’m not even sure if I like rhubarb (even though my name is in it, ha ha), but I want to try it in this dish!

    1. hahahahahhahan, Barb! This forced rhubarb is a bit more sweet then the normal green & red one’s! Never eat the leaves though: they are poisenous!!! I have the normal rhubab growing in my garden!

  15. Hi Sophie, the crumble looks delicious. Rhubarb is one of my very favorite things, nice idea to add the chocolate chips.

    1. Thanks & here I used forced rhubarb, for a more sweeter flavour but still a bit sour, just like I love it!

    1. You are welcome, Rhonda! Nearly every Belgian grandmother has rhubarb growing in their garden & so do we! 🙂

  16. I loved learning about how they grow the forced rhubarb! Super cool! Girl, this is one lucious dessert! YUMMY!

  17. I’ve never used rhubarb, and I don’t think I’ve ever even tasted it..GASSSPP!! This looks SOO flaky and delicious I would LOVE to have this be my first experience!

  18. I always find rhubarb a little tricky to cook with. But this combination looks like you are on to a winner. Fabulous!

  19. Yum! I’ve never heard of forced rhubarb before, I’ve only ever come across the red/green variety. I adore rhubarb and can’t wait until it’s in season here! It looks fantastic!

  20. Hi Sophie. Better late than never. I am just now getting to the desserts! I think next time I will need to take a day off work to get through all the posts! 🙂 This look super delicious! I never thought to pair pears with rhubarb. They are both favorites of mine. Plus, I love this kind of crumble topping. Thank you for such a great spring/summer recipe! Good job!

  21. This Vegan rhubarb, pear chocolate chips crumbles look and sound scrumptious. What a great dish to bring to the potluck. 🙂

  22. Lovely rhubarb, pear, chocolate chip crumble! I love the tartness from the rhubarb paired with the sweetness of chocolate!

  23. Yum, baked pear and crumble is fantastic, and then you still made it even better by adding chocolate. This looks amazing. Glad you allowed for big portion sizes 🙂 Thank you for the recipe.

  24. Whoa, Sophie, this looks awesome! I’ve never heard of forced rhubarb before, so thanks for linking to the explanation of it, too. I love that you combined it with pear and chocolate. Everything about this sounds amazingggg. Fruity crumbly desserts are my favorite. Lovely recipe for the VVP! 🙂

  25. I STILL haven’t cooked with rhubarb! I love what you did with it, Sophie. Always, always creative and yummy.

    1. Thanks so much for the big compliment, Amy Jo! 🙂 You mlake me smile now 🙂 Big time!
      Enjoy those easy to prepare crumbles!

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