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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

We are coming into strawberry season. The perfect compliment to the sweetness of strawberries is the tartness of rhubarb.

These stalks may look like celery, but they cook down to a tart and tangy sauce. Spring time is the best time to find some fresh rhubarb at the market.

I needed a quick and easy dessert for friends who were dropping in for dinner and dominos. This whipped up in just a few minutes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
6-8 stalks rhubarb
1 pint strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs cornstarch

Slice the rhubarb into 1 inch chunks, slice the strawberries in half. Melt the sugar with the rhubarb over low heat. Add cornstarch and stir until smooth. Add strawberries to blend. Pour into a 8x8 baking dish. Top with cobbler mix. Bake at 350° till the top is crispy. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.
If you don't have any cobbler mix (I know how to get it to you!) you could try this recipe for a rhubarb crumble.
Served with a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt, this makes a quick and easy dessert!

Y'all enjoy!


Mari said...

Our rhubarb is just starting to come up. I can't wait to start baking with it!
This recipe looks good!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Mari~ I can't wait for some of your rhubarb recipes... Share:-)

Mudhooks said...

Ymmmmm... The rhubarb is just starting to come up, here. I cannot wait until it is big enough to pick!

I have tagged you in a meme

heidi said...

My grandparents used to make rhubarb pie similar to your recipe but not with all the extra frills. WOW talk about memories. They even grew it themselves. It really is a great summer dessert. =o)

Grand Pooba said...

My hubster LOVES rhubarb pie! Thank you thank you!

Marcia said...

Rhubarb is not as big a thing in California but I did notice a nice bunch of ruby red stalks in the market the other day.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Muddy~ I'll have to come pick up my meme... Thanks!
Heidi~ I bet this would bring back some tastey memories.
Gran Pooba~ Rhubarb and strawberries just go together.
Marcia~ so... did you put them on your basket??

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