Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Rhubarb Crisp

Super recipie, super easy for rhubarb lovers. You are out there somewhere. This is a recipe I've had for years and years. It never fails.


1 cup rolled oats (old fashioned, not instant)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups diced rhubarb

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut the butter into pieces and rub though the mixture until crumbly. I just use my fingers for this process. Press 1/2 of mixture into a 9 inch square pan or pie plate. Spread the fruit over the crumbs.

2. In a sauce pan combine the water, sugar and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat until thickened and clear. Cool slightly and add vanilla. You can add a few drops of red food coloring if desired. I never do. Pour syrup over fruit. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Top with whipped cream if desired. If you have strawberries you can throw some of those in as well.

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