Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday Recipe Swap

My friend Therese at Musings of a Mom is hosting a recipe exchange. Theme this week is summer desserts. I thought I would share one of my favorites with you. This recipe came from my grandmother, and possibly from her mother. I am sure it is in the vicinity of 100 years old. There have been minor changes made to accommodate today's ingredients and measurements.
This recipe is a trusted standby when I am having company and have not planned far enough in advance to make a cheese cake or any other dessert that I want to dazzle them with. Good served warm with ice cream or cold. I, however, prefer to eat it warm.

Grandma Hunt's famous Rhubarb Crisp
(sorry I don't have a picture. You will just have to trust me on it.)

1 cup flour
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal. I use old fashioned. Always have and cannot guarantee results with any other type.
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup melted butter. I never use margarine.
1 tsp cinnamon
4 cups rhubarb Sometimes I use 1/2 mountain blackberries and 1/2 rhubarb.

1 cup sugar
2 Tbs corn starch
1 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

Cook sugar, corn starch and water until thick. Stir constantly. add vanilla.
Mix dry ingredients and melted butter until crumbly.
Press 1/2 mixture into a greased 9" pan.
Cover with rhubarb then the cooked sauce and top with the rest of the crumbs.
Bake @ 350 degrees for one hour.

Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or plain. Enjoy:)


Dawn said...

Thanks for posting this. I have never tried rhubarb, can you describe what it might taste like? I always worried that it is sour?
Probably totally wrong on that.

Therese said...

I LOVE any dessert with rhubarb! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Gramma 2 Many said...

Dawn, you must just try it. The taste is hard to describe. Yes it is tart, but that is why there is so much sugar. I think the closest I can compare to is goose berries if you have ever tried them. Be brave and try it.

Tatersmama said...

And you call this a NON-dazzling dessert?? Oi Vey!
Hun, I would be happy with eating this, at ANY time!
I had to get rid of all my rhubarb,(because of the daycare kids) but I have a friend who's got it taking over her entire yard, so I might give her a call. :)

diddleymaz said...

have posted the classic rhubarb recepie have a peek!

Julie said...

Zach is so excited to try this. They have this thing here called "egri" and I have no idea what it is, but he wants to treat it like rhubarb and make a recipe of it. So we will try it. :) Thanks


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