Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rhubarb Crisp

This is the first spring that I've paid close attention to seasonal food, so I've been reading quite a bit about rhubarb lately. Before this weekend, I had only tried it once (in a strawberry-rhubarb pie last year) and vaguely knew what it looked like.

Some new friends invited us over for dinner tonight. When I offered to make dessert, I made sure to look for a seasonal recipe and had rhubarb on the brain. I turned to Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook since the chapters are organized by seasons. Rhubarb Crisp was the perfect choice: even if the rhubarb isn't a hit, pretty much anything is good when it's in crisp form, right? As the recipe suggested, I'll be serving it warm with strawberry ice cream.

Edit: special thanks to my blogging mentor Jenn for helping me edit this photo!

rhubarb2_Jenn's Edits

Rhubarb Crisp
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Great Food Fast
Printable Recipe
Serves 12

2 pounds rhubarb
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pieces
1 c. rolled oats
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Strawberry ice cream for serving (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Slice the rhubarb stalks on the diagonal into uniform 3/4 inch-thick pieces. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish; toss with 1 cup of the sugar and 1/4 cup of the flour.

2. In a food processor, pulse the remaining 1/2 cup of flour with the butter until the clumps are pea-size. Add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, the rolled oats, and cinnamon; pulse just to combine. Sprinkle over the rhubarb.

3. Bake until the rhubarb is tender and the topping is golden, 35 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.


(wife.) said...

that photo is GORGEOUS! seriously! now *I* want a new camera... :-)

texaslauren77 said...

I'd love to hear how the rhubarb was. I've never had it except in strawberry rhubarb pie, also. This sounds super easy to make, which means there's a good change I can actually make it! ;)

Amy I. said...

Thanks! It was to die for. Lauren, you're right, it couldn't have been simpler... you can DO it!

Jude said...

Sounds great. You're the kind of person I'd love to invite for dinner :)

Rebecca said...

m'mmm, looks delish!

Kasey said...

Yum! I just made a strawberry rhubarb crisp this weekend (Will be posting later on my blog). To think, I'd never tried rhubarb before!

Unknown said...

wow, I might have to put this on my to do list!

Unknown said...

These look so unbelievably good! I cannot wait to try them!
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Unknown said...

A very delicious recipe as always. We have tons of rhubarb in the freezer from my mom and my husband loves rhubarb desserts. YUM!

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