Recipe by Michelle Davis
"Ever wonder what to do with that big rhubarb plant in the garden? This is your answer."
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sliced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups
packed brown sugar
This recipe in itself deserves 4 stars, however, when tweaked a bit, the results are 10 stars! I used 4 cups of strawberries (roughly a pound and a half) and 4 cups of rhubarb (5 long stalks), 5 Tbsp flour and 3/4 cup of sugar. I probably could have used even less sugar. Bottom line is, if your strawberries are fresh and ripe, you really don't need that much sugar. I will likely try 1/2 cup next time. Then I poured the fruit mixture into a 10 x 15 1/2 bar pan. I did not adjust the topping-- I made as the recipe called for and there was more than enough to cover the top. I baked for the same amount of time and at the same temp and it came out perfect! (just be sure to put aluminum foil down in your oven because the juices run over the side of the bar pan!) This recipe will easily serve 12 and is absolutely the perfect combination of sweetness, tartness and crunchiness. Great summer recipe!
Proportions are odd. Much too much flour & butter in the topping and not
enough fruit in the filling. Topping is a bit bland so I added spices & nuts.
Also, three tablespoons of flour in the filling yields a consistency that was gluey
even with twice as many strawberries as called for. I haven't tried with the one
tablespoon I'm suggesting yet but I'm guessing based upon other recipes that
this will work better.
Here is what I came up with:
3 cups rhubarb
2-3 cups strawberries
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup rolled oats
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
dash each nutmeg & ground clove
handful of favorite nut is optional (I like pecans myself)
This is an excellent recipe - easy, fast and very good. I used a larger (10 X 14) dish and increased the fruit to about 5 cups for each. I could have used even more. I used slightly less than 1 c. white sugar and 4-5 tbs of flour for the fruit. I also added the zest of one juicing orange, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a few grates of nutmeg - all of which made a big impact on the taste. For the topping, I made the amount noted in the recipe, but did not use it all - and that was on a significantly bigger batch. Just use what looks right. I did not change the baking time. Good luck!
I'm rating this 5-stars even though there's twice as much topping as you need! I can't imagine using all that is called for. I think I probably only used half of it! I asked Hubs to taste and review this. "Is it too sweet?" I asked him. "No," he replied, "It's too good." I can always tell with him when something I make sets itself apart from others. This recipe is one of those times. It's quite sweet, that's for sure, but then we didn't have it with whipped cream or ice cream. (That's because we ate spoonfuls of it right out of the baking dish while it was still warm) I'm sure it would be even better with the ice cream or whipped cream. The buttery, crunchy oat topping is just perfect - except that there's far too much of it! Delicious dessert, just reduce the amount of topping or do what I did and use the extra to top muffins!
DELICIOUS!!!!! At 18 years old, I'm a pretty young baker...but I KNOW that this is the best of the best =)! This was SOOOOOO WONDERFUL!!!! My dad has been a strawberry-rhubarb lover his whole life, and in his childhood his mother would make strawberry-rhubarb desserts for him. He told me that this was the BEST ONE HE HAS EVER HAD!! I did change the recipe a little... I added 4 cups rhubarb, 3 cups strawberry...then in the topping I decreased the flour and brown sugar to 3/4 cup and the butter to 7 TBL. I also added about 1/2 tea cinnamon. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY!!!
This was really good. I used splenda instead of white sugar and sugartwin's brown sugar instead of regular brown sugar to limit the carbs. No way anyone could tell and it probably took the carbs from 37 to 10 per serving. I will make this again, it was fabulous.
Made this last nite & ate waaay tooo much of it!! No problems with halving the topping & using an 8x8 pan. Totally awesome!
To make things easier, use your kitchen shears to dice/chop the rhubarb after slicing the stalks lengthwise. One large stalk yields about 1 cup. Also, 1 pound of strawberries will be just over the 3 cups needed for the recipe. Looking forward to trying it out with some apples next time!
I thought this was delicious and apparently so did the 14 guests we had this evening; all but one little smidge is left. :-) I used thawed rhubarb from my garden from last season; so even though there were 4 cups, it didn't look like 4 as the fruit thawed, so I added 2-3 extra cups of thawed rhubarb. Used 1 pound of strawberries which equalled 3 cups. I reduced the sugar to 3/4c and added a sprinkling of sliced almonds to the topping; did everything else as written. This was so delicious; with the sweetness of the strawberries, it was the perfect balance of sweet and tart for us! Served warm with Vanilla Ice Cream V (from this website). Thank you for the great recipe, Michelle.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rhubarb Strawberry Crunch
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 97
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