Dessert – Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

OK – this dessert rocks! Simple to make.  I got the rhubarb from the back yard.

Brown Sugar

For the filling – fruit part –
Rhubarb – clean and chop up the rhubarb to 1/4 inch pieces so you have about one and a third cup
Strawberry – cut ’em up to 1/4 or so depending on size to begin with.
Put both into a 9×9 glass baking dish.  (that’s what I use anyway) and add juice from half a lemon, about half a cap of vanilla and a few dashes of cinnamon AND a very large spoonful of brown sugar – I think I used about 1/4 cup.  Stir this around pretty thoroughly and spread evenly in the bottom of the dish.

For the topping: about 1/2 cup each of flour, oatmeal and brown sugar – a little extra on the sugar never hurt anyone.  Add a few dashes of cinnamon and half capfull of vanilla and lots of butter.  I’d say about half a stick or more.  So the butter is well mixed in with the other ingredients.  Lumpy.  I also add another half lemon worth of juice – fresh squeezed. 

Spread this evenly over the fruit and don’t press it down.

About 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees and oh la la!

Posted by Cyril O

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