Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Alright, who’s missed me? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Just kidding.

Been busy with school lately, but I did make time to make my hubby one of his all time favorites and I thought I’d share it with you, because I’m nice like that. 🙂

In all seriousness, my mom gave me a great tip a long time ago that my grandmother gave to her about how to make crust. They are a 1 to 1 ratio. For savory dishes, it’s 1 stick of butter/margarine, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of flour. For sweet dishes (like cobbler) it’s 1 stick of butter/margarine, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of flour, and 1 cup of sugar/sweetener.

So when I saw fresh rhubarb at the farmer’s market, I thought I’d give a go at the cobbler. Playing on Pinterest, howeverrhubarb, I found a recipe for a crisp, I thought it looked like an interesting twist. Found the recipe at Sugar and Spice by Celeste and it turned out quite good.

So we started with:

-2 stalks of rhubarb (her recipe calls for 6, but I had only bought 2, so I just rolled with it), diced

-1 pound of strawberries, hulled and sliced

-1/2 cup of sugar

Chubbystrawberries Hubby helped me wash and prepare the fruit…is rhubarb a fruit? I washed and prepared the filling and combined with the sugar and set aside to work on the crust.

 

 

Crisp Crust:

Looks pretty good, right?

Looks pretty good, right?

-1 cup of flour (I had whole-wheat all-purpose, so that’s what I used)

-1/2 cup of rolled oats (NOT instant)

-1/3 cup of sugar

-1/3 cup of brown sugar (packed)

-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

-1/4 teaspoon of salt

-1 stick of butter (unsalted and melted or softened)

I softened the butter in the microwave (low heat guys!) and added all the other crust ingredients together. I mixed with my hands until it had the consistency of wet sand. I like to do this with my hands because you can get a better feel for when everything is combined.

Chubby Hubby greased the dish with butter and added the filling to the pan. I put the crust on top and it was ready to slide into the oven at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

When it was all done and bubbly, this is what it looked like:

all done

 

It would seem that this was a big hit with Chubby Hubby as only a small piece made it to daylight, and none made it to the following sun-down. Chubby Hubby reported that I could make this for him any time I felt like it. Contrary to what it may appear on this blog, I don’t make desserts often. We all deserve a treat now and then, and this was one to keep in the rotation for next now and then!

Happy Eatings, guys! 🙂