Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble
May 3, 2011
I like to make a lot of stuff, it’s in my DNA. I dabble in home décor, interior design, power tools, poignant deep thoughts, and every now and then, a great recipe. This is my latest homemade concoction and I’m telling you, this one’s a goodie.
I whipped up this delicious treat the other day, and my hub called it his favorite ‘dessert’ to date. I hesitate to really call it a dessert. I like to label it something more nutrition friendly. Five servings of fruit per day are recommended doncha know, so let’s pretend this recipe is meant to keep you at your healthiest.
Easy Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble
6 oz raspberries
3 stalks diced rhubarb
8 oz strawberries
4 tsp cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup cold butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9” x 13” baking dish with cooking spray. Next, clean and dice your fruit. Is rhubarb a fruit or a vegetable? I don’t really know, the debate goes on, but my grandfather always said rhubarb was the foundation for his favorite pie, so I thought it was time to take on this celery like crossover. I had to add the strawberries too, just so they didn’t feel left out.
Mix the cornstarch and sugar together, then sprinkle the mixture over your fresh fruit.
In a mixer or by hand, blend the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon, and add the butter in 2 tablespoon increments. Pulse it in your mixer or by hand until blended, then use your fingers to mold the crumble topping together.
Cover your fruit with your crumble mixture.
Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until lightly brown on top, and when fruit mixture thickens and bubbles.
This fruit crumble will make you feel all warm and cozy inside, like coming home after a tiresome journey down a long and windy dusty road. It’s like sitting on your momma’s front porch swing on a lazy summer evening as the fireflies flicker in the distance.
Not that I really know anything about fireflies. We west coasters don’t experience that kind of enchantment. But I did experience fireflies once, in Pennsylvania, on my aunt’s screened porch. I was sixteen. It is all I know of fireflies.
My point is this raspberry rhubarb crumble will give you that same sort of feeling.
Do not forget the fresh whipped cream.
That would be a crime.
Enjoy every delicious bite!
Linking up to Tasty Tuesday over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.