Thursday, May 10, 2007

Crisps

I have been inspired. You all know who you are. Yes, all of you who are posting scrumptious, simple, quick recipes that are sure to please. We've been having lovely weather here and I have a dear little rhubarb plant that I transplanted last fall and I am pleased to say that it is now more than flourishing. That being said, this crisp recipe has got to be the fastest most versatile dessert I know. It's one of those handed down recipes that isn't even written down. Alter it as you will. Change the fruit...add stawberries or apples, pears, I've even made this with apricots. But today my little rhubarb plant is begging to be used. I do love this time of year.

In case you are unable to tell, I took the photo before the crisp went in the oven...actually, before I had finished putting the topping on.

Rhubarb Crisp


1/2 C butter
1 C brown sugar

mix together thoroughly

2 C rolled oats
(a little cinnamon if desired)

cut oats into the butter mixture (occasionally I'll add a quarter cup of flour...but it all depends on how I'm feeling)

Cut rhubarb and fill an 8 X 8 pan. Sprinkle crisp mixture on top, pat down gently. Back at 350 for 45 min to 1 hour. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, cream or just eat plain.

19 comments:

Toby said...

That sounds wonderful. I'm giving my mom the recipe for Mother's day. :-)

Sirdar said...

I love rhubarb crisp. The Wife of Sirdar makes it too and it is soooo good. We are fortunate to get milk from the sister-in-law's cow and we skim off the cream and add it on top. MMMmmmm

Carla said...

Toby, that's a great idea. I hope both you and she like it.

Sirdar, Mmm...fresh cream. I can't think of anything that would make this better than that. You are very lucky.

Fede said...

Wow, It took me some flipping through my dictionary to find the translation for rhubarb. When I got it I recalled that we have (not in exclusivity though) delicious rhubarb candies. I don't even remember when I last had them.

PortraitofPeter said...

Carla, I am sorry but I ever since my young days - I have always disliked rhubarb and just the thought makes me cringe!!!

Funny how some things we like and others we dislike.

Have a good day.

The Fool said...

Hi Nomad. Looks good...looks simple...looks like a winner. I'll have to add this to the new round of recipes to try on folks. Thanks. Of course, my rhubarb is a few steps behind that of you folks who live in the tropics...but soon! Would you by any chance have a good recipe for a strawberry-rhubarb pie? Mmmmmm.

Steffi said...

Delicious!I love recipes with rhubarb too especially rhubarb with vanilla sauce.

Carla said...

Fede, I have never even heard of rhubarb flavoured candies. I have tried ginseng candies though and they were quite good...different in flavour.

Peter, well, we can't all like the same things, can we? I have very fond childhood memories of plucking the stalks and then dipping the tips in sugar (probably why I like it). I've also loved hazelnuts from around that time...we had a big tree in our back yard.

Carla said...

Fool, I think I just might. I will have to check for you. Of course all you would have to do is add strawberries and perhaps a bit of flour to any good rhubarb pie recipe.

Steffi, the vanilla sauce combination sounds great. I've never had it. I must look for a recipe.

rowena said...

Well I am just jealous that you have fresh rhubarb to work with! I have never seen it here. Wonderful results for being inspired by us "gluttons2. ;-) I take it that we shall see more?

Cheryl said...

Mmm... Love rhubarb, love crisp! Strawberry and rhubarb is my favorite combination.

Carla said...

Cheryl, I agree, strawberry and rhubarb is a heavenly combination.

Winters said...

I am a huge fan of rhubarb. Thank you for this, Carla.

Rhubarb crumble...hmmmm. :)

Carla said...

Winters, You are most welcome. Perhaps I'll see what other rhubarb recipes I have in my stash.

Mone said...

haha, my rhubarb plant is ready to go and I'll try this out as soon as I get home. Thanks for the recipe Carla.

Debbie said...

We love rhubard crisp around here. I don't make it, but my neighbour does. Yummm.

JBelle said...

oh! oh! oh! sounds divine!! I think the rhubarb at home is well gone by now. sigh. for me, there is nothing that says spring better than rhubarb. :)

Carla said...

Debbie, it's a favorite around here as well, and I make it often throughout the summer.

JBelle, you can get rhubarb well into the summer as long as you keep using it. It's when you don't pluck the stalks that it goes to seed and then you're done with it.

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