Friday, May 13, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Last week, Mom harvested our first ever rhubarb and made a delicious dessert with it. And it didn't last long! Especially since Ryan and Ashley dropped by that day and then helped us eat it. :) Anyway, I thought I would share the recipe here in case any of you might like to try it . . . . enjoy!


Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

--1 cup all-purpose flour
--1 cup packed brown sugar
--3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
--1 tsp. ground cinnamon
--1/2 cup butter
--4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
--1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
--1 cup sugar
--2 Tbsp. cornstarch
--1 cup water
--1 tsp. vanilla extract
--Vanilla ice cream, optional
In a bowl, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Press half into an ungreased 9-in. square baking pan. Combine rhubarb and strawberries; spoon over crust. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water and vanilla; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes Pour over fruit. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve with ice cream if desired
(in my humble opinion, this dessert doesn't need the ice cream . . . it is so good just by itself and especially when it is warm right out of the oven. :)

18 comments:

  1. My mom used to make a wonderful strawberry and rhubarb pie quite a few years ago when we grew rhubarb in our garden. I would now love to start my own plants. In the meanwhile, I might have to go buy some frozen rhubarb and try your recipe; is looks and sounds delicious!:)

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  2. Oh Sarah, this looks absolutely mouthwatering!! I'm sure it didn't last very long at all. It was very charitable of Ryan and Ashley to come help you eat it! It would have been a sin to let it sit around uneaten! :)

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  3. How delicious that sounds.
    Sarah , youa sked about gooseberries, but my internet has been down so couldnt answer. They are by themselves, very sour. They need lots of sugar. I use them in pies, crumbles and make a delicious fool with cream. They are such a delicate flavour.

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  4. Thanks for the recipe, Sarah!
    I'll give it a try; looks great.:-)

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  5. We call this rhubarb crumble Sarah & it is my favourite dessert ~ unfortunately we had to give our rhubarb plant away as we have such a small garden & it took off like wildfire lol!!!!!!

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  6. Mmmm...that sure looks good, Sarah! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I have never had rhubarb before in my life, but my mom says that it is good for things like this!

    Blessings and Joy!
    Bethany

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  7. Hi Sarah,

    I've been away from the computer for quite a while (moving house). I had a few moments to pop in today and see what's been going on in your neck of the woods.
    I've really enjoyed reading about all the spring preparations for your gardens and aminmals you and your family have been up to. Thanks for taking time to share it all with us.

    Mrs.B

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  8. Your mom’s strawberry rhubarb pie sounds delicious, Emily! We have a recipe for one, and are looking forward to trying it. Hopefully you’ll be able to start some of your own rhubarb before long as it sounds like it would be enjoyed. :) If you do happen to try this recipe with frozen recipe, I hope you enjoy it!

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  9. Your comment made me laugh, Miss Linda! If you think it looks mouthwatering, you should have smelled it while it was baking . . . oh! did it ever smell good. The rest of us could hardly wait until it came out of the oven so we could enjoy it. And yes, it was indeed very charitable of Ryan and Ashley to come help us eat it! :)

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  10. It was delicious, Elizabeth! Thank you for answering my question about the gooseberries . . . it sounds like they can be used in so many ways. And they sound good, too! :)

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  11. You’re welcome, Anne. :) Hope you enjoy it!

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  12. It’s one of my favorite desserts now, too, Marie! :) That’s too bad that you had to give your rhubarb plant away, though it sounds like it was taking over your garden which wouldn’t be the best thing. :) At least there is the option of using frozen rhubarb in recipes like these!

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  13. It was good, Bethany! This was my first time eating rhubarb before, and I discovered that I really like it. :) Your mom is right in that it is so good for things like this!

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  14. It was so nice to hear from you again, Mrs. B! I hope that your move went well for you all and that you are settling in nicely. Thank you for your sweet comment, and I am glad that you enjoyed your visit here! :)

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  15. That looks so delicious, Sarah! I'll definitely print this off and try it if I get the chance (if some rhubarb presents itself!). :)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  16. It was, Joy! I hope that you all enjoy it if/when you have the opportunity to make it. :)

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  17. Oh! This brings back memories of having this in New Hampshire I believe when we lived there. It was so good! How was growing your rhubarb? Was it pretty easy? I was thinking about making it but not sure what all to make with it besides crisp/pie. :o)

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  18. Growing the rhubarb has been a learning experience so far, Nabila. The second year, when one is generally able to harvest, we didn't get any as the foliage and stalks all died back. This year, though, they have done well so far. Two of the plants are still rather small, so we're thinking they need more nutrients. So we'll likely be mulching them with composted horse manure which should help. Overall, though, they have been pretty easy to grow! As far as other things that you can make with rhubarb, there is also strawberry rhubarb jam, and if you do a search online, I am sure you will find a wide variety of different recipes that use rhubarb. I hope this helps to answer your question!

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