Sunday, May 16, 2010

Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp - Rachel Wolfert

*If anyone would like some rhubarb - I've got a lot and would love to give it to you.  You could also get a Rhubarb start for your own garden.   Come get it before I'm gone!

This dessert became an early summer tradition while living in Michigan. We had a huge strawberry patch and a rhubarb plant in the garden. They were both ready to harvest at about the same time. The kids would help pick the strawberries and cut off the rhubarb. Serve this with some good vanilla ice cream. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

3 cups sliced rhubarb (6-8 stocks)
3 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
½ cup butter, melted

1. In large bowl combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, 1/3 cup flour and cinnamon. Put into to greased 9x13 inch baking dish.

2. In another bowl combine remaining 1 cup flour with brown sugar, oats and nutmeg. Add butter and blend well. Sprinkle over rhubarb/strawberry mixture pat gently.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes in preheated oven.

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