Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Apple-Rhubarb Crunch

This recipe comes from a book which Les gave me called, The Joy of Rhubarb. She knows how much I love this stuff! In addition to great recipes, I like the way it looks.


Apple-Rhubarb Crunch

3 cups apples, pared and sliced
2 cups fresh rhubarb, diced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract













1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter or margarine







Preheat oven to 375º F.
Mix apples and rhubarb in a shallow, ungreased 2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with sugar. Drizzle with vanilla extract.

In a bowl, mix flour, sugar, oatmeal, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Spoon over fruit mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream.

My notes:
I diced the apples rather than slicing them.
Both sugars were Sugar in the Raw brand.
I used regular rolled oats.
Definitely butter!
I greased the dish with cooking spray.
I didn't have whipped cream, but it was delicious in plain yogurt.


This is one of my favorite rhubarb treats so far! Well, I guess I always think that, but this is really, really good.

12 comments:

  1. I got this recipe (almost identical from a Prevention Magazine a few years ago. It was yummy.

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  2. Looks crunchy indeed :-) And reminds me of finally asking my mum for her rhubarb chutney recipe.

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  3. Diane, it sure is delicious!

    Librarian, I love oats in these fruit desserts.

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  4. Nan, I have a very similiar recipe from a dear friend of mine that passed away 2 yrs. ago. You just reminded me I should make this-in honor of her!!

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  5. Sherri, I love this thought. I always feel closest to my late mother when I am in the kitchen.

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  6. I've never thought of combining apples with rhubarb. Strawberries, sure, but never apples. My husband is a big rhubarb fan - bet this dessert would be a nice surprise!

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  7. I love rhubarb! I made some rhubarb crisp last week for my family and this past week a friend brought some over for my birthday....a favourite here!
    Thanks for the recipe Nan!
    Cheers!
    Joanne

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  8. This sounds wonderful and quite easy, too. I'll have to give it a try this summer. I'm so glad you're enjoying the cookbook. :)

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  9. this looks delicious. Crisps are one of my favorite desserts. So easy, so various, so delicious, so healthful!

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  10. JoAnn, if you click on the recipes tab (under blog header photo), and then click on fruit desserts, there's another one with rhubarb and apple and strawbs. Yum!

    Joanne, I love your rhubarb coffee cake! A belated happy birthday to you, dear one.

    Les, it's a great cookbook! Thanks again!

    Pat, all of your adjectives are perfect!!

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  11. I've only had rhubarb once, too tart, but in this recipe, I'd think I'd love it, it looks so good!

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  12. Carol, all the rhubarb recipes I make have plenty of sugar to make them sweet!

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