Strawberry Rhubarb or Apple Pluot Crumble (plant-based)

5 from 2 votes
My grandma's favourite flavour combination was strawberry rhubarb, so this one is for her.
You can also make this crumble with apples and pluots, peaches and blueberries, or any fruit combinations you're curious to try.
It's easy to put together for an elegant and delicious dessert!
I made this as part of the showstopper challenge from the great British bake-off, season 1, episode 4 (pudding week!)
The task was to make 3 kinds of pudding: bread, crumble, and suet. I changed the suet pudding to a steamed pudding because suet is gross.
All the recipes are posted here if you want to give them a try.
Great British Bakeoff Vegan: Season 1, Episode 4, Showstopper
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword berries, fruit, GBBO, plant-based, season1, showstopper


Fruit layer

  • 3 apples or 1 bunch rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 pluots or 1/2 pound strawberries, chopped
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Crumble topping

  • ¾ cup vegan butter or margarine
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat or any other kind of flour
  • 1 cup oats


  • Mix all the fruit layer ingredients together and spread them into a greased 8×8" pan.
  • Mix all the crumble topping ingredients together and sprinkle the mixture evenly over top of the fruit layer.
  • Press down firmly to seal the fruit in and get a nice crunchy top layer.
  • Bake at 350F for 45 minutes, until the edges are brown and the sauce starts to bubble.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy warm with a glass of plant-based milk or a scoop of non-dairy ice cream!
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3 thoughts on “Strawberry Rhubarb or Apple Pluot Crumble (plant-based)”

  1. 5 stars
    Facebook comment from Joyce: My Grandma made the best strawberry rhubarb pie!! 🥧 Of course she left no recipe and I have never been able to make it just like hers. But some recipes just can’t be duplicated because there’s one ingredient that we can’t put in it and that is their love!! 🪄💜

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