rhubarb crisp {my favorite summer dessert}

i am not such a fan of the heat and sun of summer; this is evident by my lack of a tan and my instant flush when the temperature hits anything past 80°.  i do, however, LOVE rhubarb which only comes around in the summer.  so come June…we whip up strawberry rhubarb jam…which is yummy on fresh baked bread, and i just tried some rhubarb bread which is a new favorite.  we also make rhubarb upside-down cake (with a yellow cake mix…DElishOUS!) and my favorite Rhubarb Crisp.

this recipe is actually for apples but we have altered it a tad to work with rhubarb and it is scrumptious.

Rhubarb Crisp

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4 cups chopped rhubarb

1 cup butter softened

2 cups oatmeal

2 cups flour

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

pinch of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325°.

Wash then cut the leaf and the end off the rhubarb.  Chop.

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mix 1/2 cup brown sugar in with the rhubarb.

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blend together the remaining ingredients.crisp4

Spoon half of mixture into a 9 x 11 inch cake pan.

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Spoon in rhubarb.

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Layer in remaining mixture.

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this is a side shot…love the layers.

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Bake for 45-60 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

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download the PDF

enjoy!  –april&mickey  {sweetwater}

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