Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble.

April 5, 2010

Love rhubarb? Hate rhubarb? I understand it's one of those foods that people feel strongly about. I feel exceptionally strong about the fact that I LOVE IT AND CANNOT EAT ENOUGH OF IT COME SPRINGTIME. I finally tracked some down at Whole Foods the other day (where has it been hiding?) and came straight home to make one of my favorite recipes.

Now, if you think you don't like rhubarb, I beg you to reconsider. Pair it with strawberries and you have one of those heavenly, unforgettable, made-for-each-other flavor combinations. Please. Trust me. And if you have extra rhubarb, please send it my way. I have a pile of recipes to make with it.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
from the Gourmet Cookbook

2 lb. strawberries, hulled and halved
1 1/2 lb. rhubarb, cut into 1/2 in. thick slices
1 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1 T. fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
1 1/4 c. oats
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into 1/2 in. pieces, slightly softened

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Gently stir first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon mixture into shallow 3 quart baking dish.

Stir oats, brown sugar, flour and salt in medium bowl. Blend in butter with your fingertips until mixture forms small clumps.

Crumble topping over fruit mixture. Bake until bubbly and topping is golden, about 40-50 minutes. Serve warm with unsweetened freshly-whipped cream.

27 comments:

  1. oh yum! i loooove rhubarb.
    my grandma used to serve us warm stewed rhubard over vanilla ice cream all the time. can't get enough of it.
    will have to try that recipe - thanks!

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  2. I'm one of those people who are unsure of rhubarb, but your recipe sounds delicious! I'll be trying it out!

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  3. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm not a rhubarb fan but my husband is so I make it for him. I'm excited it's coming back in season because he absolutely loves it when I make something with rhubarb. I will have to try this, thanks!

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  5. Hmm, I actually don't know if I like rhubarb. I used to serve a lot of rhubarb pie back in college, but I don't recall any sampling. But, I do know that I *need* that cookbook. Total oversight on my part.

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  6. I haven't had anything with rhubarb since I was a kid, so I will have to try this recipe. It sounds so delicious. On a side note I just got back from Austin and went to the Continental Club on S. Congress and turned around and saw the San Jose hotel. All I could think of was the picture of your little boy in the parking lot. How cute!

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  7. i love rhubarb...love.it.
    i made a strawberry rhubarb crumble last year and it was amazing.

    can't wait to make this!
    xo

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  8. what are your other favorite rhubarb recipes? i'm going to try to make the crumble-- but interested in hearing your other favorites!

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  9. Yum! I'm gonna have to hunt down some rhubarb at the grocery store.

    Just like Suzanne, I LOVE warm rhubarb pie with vanilla ice cream, and then it melts into a sweet, tart, gooey mess - delicious!

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  10. Oh that looks/sounds delicious. I will be making this as I have 3lbs of strawberries in the fridge right now!

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  11. Love rhubarb and strawberries. I received the Gourmet cookbook for Christmas, I will definatly be bookmarking this to try.

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  12. Yum! i love rhubarb too and will be making this ASAP.

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  13. I didn't see any at our Whole Foods yesterday, but we are on the East Coast?? I love Rhubarb and can't get enough of it. I have a fantastic recipe for rhubarb conserve on my sidebar. It is so easy. I make homemade biscuits and serve it. I make batches of it and give it to everyone. It is out of this world. I am definitely making your recipe :)

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  14. Oh my, dear. There are going to be 5 extra pounds on my hips by the time this is gone. I made this today and it is AMAZING! Truly. And yet I'm the only one in the family who will eat it.
    Thank you for sharing~

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  15. Rhubarb reminds me of my grandfather. It grows really well in Alaska for some reason. :) I will definitely have to try this in his honor!

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  17. I only like rhubarb in a crumple usually with apple, but this sounds delicious, can't wait to try it out.
    Engracia
    xx

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  18. Definitely a lover.

    You guys should plant one! They're perennial so you never have to think about it again. Just harvest away in spring.

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  19. This sounds so delicious. We'll have to try this next week. Thanks!

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  20. Love it!! Each summer, if my MIL goes back to Minnesota she loads up on 2 things before she heads back to CA: lefse and rhubarb. Loads of it! It is hard to find the "good" stuff out in our neck of the woods. Your recipe sounds divine.

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  22. I think I would really love rhubarb but somehow, I have yet to manage to be successful with it. Maybe I don't know what I should look for when I buy it. Plus, now, in Italy, it's nearly impossible to find. I asked my greengrocer the other day and she looked at me as if I had asked for some illegal substance...

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  23. I made this last night and it was so scrummy! I have to share with you that we also ate it for breakfast!!

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  24. I found some great, fresh rhubarb yesterday at North Park Produce on El Cajon Blvd. I am trying the crumble recipe today-- thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Okay, I made it this weekend with my 5 year old...It was heavenly...the rhubarb I found at our Whole Foods here in Denver was beautiful & I couldn't resist buying $8 dollars worth (and worth every penny!!) Thank you for the recipe!!

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  26. Found this in a google search. I have fresh locally grown organic rhubarb and strawberries I picked up today and I'm getting ready to make this. THANKS!

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