It’s rhubarb season, which lasts from April to July in most places. The warmer the climate the shorter the season.
My memories of rhubarb go back to spring and my teenage years when I picked rhubarb from the back garden, where I recall it growing all summer long. Rhubarb pie is one of the first pies I learned to bake and was my dad’s favorite.
Fast forward to heart-healthy eating and fewer people at home to eat a pie and I need my rhubarb fix in a different way. I was really pleased to find this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp from Once Upon a Chef. I decided to try her recipe because of the simplicity of the ingredients and the added pecans and oats in the topping.
I was also very excited that this was a quick recipe to assemble and would be easy to transport to a picnic or beautifully elegant to serve at a dinner party.
I did make two changes - first I substituted gluten-free Namaste Perfect Flour Blend and second Miyoko’s European-style vegan butter. This recipe calls for a 2-quart baking dish, I used my 9.5 inch Pyrex pie dish which worked fantastically.
The two-part method is easy. First, wash and cut your fruit. Then mix the fruit well with granulated sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla in a large bowl. Transfer this to the baking dish.
Second, create the topping by combining flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, and cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter. Then stir in the oats and chopped pecans. Spoon this mixture over the fruit.
The crumble smelled delicious as it baked and the topping came out crispy and browned with lovely bubbly fruit beneath. We ate it simply as it was. Adding whipped cream or ice cream would have been heavenly!
Equipment used: Our Bowl Sets are currently on SALE June 2021Measuring spoons
Bowls - Set of 3 Melamine Bowls or Set of 3 Stainless Steel Bowls
7” Santoku knife
Wire Cooling Rack