Rhubarb Crisp


I took one last quick trip over the weekend to Minnesota (technically I think you shouldn't be flying at 33 weeks, shhh).  Etta came with me and we spent a few days reconnecting with friends and family (and many, many babies), playing with grandma and eating.  Always eating.  A trip to Bruegger's Bagels, a Bacon & Scallop appetizer at Manny's Steak House, Sautéed Walleye at Jensens Supper Club, my mom's famous Chalupas and her Rhubarb Crisp were some of the food highlights.  Sounds like I was there for a week, huh?  Nope, just 2 days.  We eat lots.  

    My mom has made this Rhubarb Crisp for as long as I can remember.  As a kid, I wanted nothing to do with it.  Rhubarb looked funny to me and the name alone sounded icky.  I mean, call it rhubarb-berry or something if you want a kid to eat it.  But as I've grown older and wiser, I now know how delicious it is and perfect in the summertime, especially when my mom picks the rhubarb straight from her garden.  Thank you for sharing the recipe, mama! 

Rhubarb Crisp

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 T corn starch
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
1 cup strawberries (chopped) or blueberries

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine flour, oats, cinnamon, brown sugar, butter and nuts.  Press half of mixture into an 8x8 pan (it is not necessary to spray pan).  Cook sugar, water, corn starch and vanilla on stove over medium-high heat until very thick.  Add rhubarb (and any other fruit you want) and mix thoroughly.  Spread on top of pan and top with remaining oat mixture.  Bake for 1 hour.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.  


Kelsey Crouch said...

oh - my - god - that looks amazing!

Kathryn T said...

This looks amaz! Will you be posting the chalupas

tara said...

I was telling my husband the other day that my mom made a strawberry-rhubarb pie once and I didn't like it. But that was years ago and I haven't tried it since and I told him I was ready to take the plunge. So... basically what I'm saying is this recipe is perfect timing and I can't wait to make it.

Also, Minnesota is awesome :)

Nicole Adeline said...

Can we have the Chalupa recipe too?!?!?

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Linda said...

Yummy, why am I not growing rhubarb? I think because I had the same childhood notions.....

Lauren Brewer said...

This looks delicious. I had the same aversion to rhubarb. Will have toake this after we go blueberry picking in a few wks. The strawberries are all gone.

LuRuSo said...

Looks like the perfect crisp! As for Manny's-is that a "must" on the Twin Cities dining scene? We are trying to decide between Manny's, Murray's, Burch Steakhouse, or the Strip Club. Need a great steak but only have time to try one place. Hmmm...

Siri said...

Lucy - my cousin is a bartender at Manny's so I'm biased. I've never actually had a meal there, only appetizers, but I've heard the food is delicious and I love the vibe there! If you go and see a redhead behind the bar, her name is Dayna and go say hello!


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