Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Rhubarb- the very name evokes summer for me. Grandma and always grew it in her garden, and I remember eating strawberry-rhubarb pie as a little girl. The tartness of the rhubarb complementing the sweetness of the end of summer strawberries perfectly. It's a delicious tart vegetable - that when cooked, is ice-cream-running-down-your-face yummy. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

Rhubarb isn't limited to strawberry-rhubarb pie!

My friends, if you have not mixed rhubarb with another summer fruit, you are missing out.

In early celebration of the transition from summer to fall, we thought some crisp was in order. But not just any crisp. Rhubarb-______ (you pick your fruit) crisp. And what is a fruit dessert without homemade vanilla ice cream? (Or, even better, butter pecan ice cream.) So, friends, add "rhubarb" to your grocery list this week- don't forget the ice cream- and let us know how it turned out!

Rhubarb-Peach Crisp
(thank you Trendy Mama)

6 ripe peaches (or other fruit of your choice. Try apples, plums, raspberries...)
1/2 cup to 1 cup chopped rhubarb

Slice the fruit into bite sized pieces. Mix together. If you are using tart fruit (or just like your crisp sweet), add a tablespoon or two of sugar.

Next, mix:

1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar (or use 1/2 cup honey or other non-sugar sweetener)
1/2 cup flour (if you are gluten free, either omit the flour and add some extra gf oatmeal or use Pamela's pancake mix in place of the flour)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg

Then, cut 1 stick of cold butter into the oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle the oatmeal mixture over the top of the sliced fruit.

If you're really feeling daring, drizzle 1/4 cup of melted butter over the top of the oatmeal mixture for an extra carmel crunch.

Bake at 350 for about an hour- or until the fruit is bubbling between the crisp. Let cool a little. (If you can wait that long. If you can't, we understand.) Serve in a bowl with some ice cream!

Check out Simply Sugar and Gluten Free for more really yummy looking goodies!


  1. There is a man at our local farmers' market who makes rhubard orange jelly. It's sooo good. The rhubard peach crisp looks delicious.

  2. Yummy!! I think I'll try the gluten free version next!


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