EASY RHUBARB STRAWBERRY CRUNCH
WHILE ENTERTAINING GUESTS FROM NEW ZEALAND LAST WEEKEND I WANTED A GOOD OLE AMERICAN RECIPE. EVERYONE LOVED THIS DESSERT. THE CRUMB TOPPING IS THE BEST!!!
Very very good, I have made this twice in less than 24 hours. The 2nd time I made it I added a handful of butterscotch/chocolate chips to the top, it was great both ways. I did use 4 cups of rhubarb and 4 cups of strawberries.
I used frozen rhubard from the grocery store and frozen strawberries from last years garden and boy did it come out tasting great. Very easy to make. I warmed up the leftovers in the microwave(high for 1 min) and it tastes like it just came from the oven.
Everyone in the house loved it!!!! I usually find rhubarb/strawberry recipes too sweet. this one was great. I read the other reviews before I made it and I did double the fruit and added a little more brown sugar to the topping. Thanks alot for sharing this fab. recipe.
This was awesome! I made it for company and everyone practically licked their plates clean (we served it with vanilla ice cream). We used rhubarb from our backyard and fresh strawberies. I did add almost 2 more cups of strawberries and a little more rhubarb because of what others said in the other reviews. Also cut down on the flour that was mixed in with the fruit and with the topping.
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!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 -2 teaspoon cinnamon ( China best)
2 cups diced rhubarb
2 cups diced sliced strawberries
1 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350°F
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, butter, sugar, and cinnamon.
Mix until crumbly then press half of the mixture into a greased 9″x13″ baking pan.
Cover with the rhubarb and strawberries.
In a small saucepan, heat the water, cornstarch, and vanilla over medium-low heat until thick and clear, stirring often. This should take about 5 minutes.
Pour over the rhubarb/strawberry layer …