Friday, June 3, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Well here's a late post comin' at ya.  I made this dessert on Thursday night, was about to eat it and then decided to see if Pat was up for some.  Hooray for all hoorays she was so I took it over and got to see her for a few minutes.  I've never seen anyone the day after breast cancer surgery so was surprised she was up and around a bit.  Not sure what kind of condition I thought she'd be in, but was sure happy she had color in her face and was in good spirits.

Anyway I cut it short before her crazy neighbors could spot me on their turf, and once inside on safe ground decided I wanted some dessert of my own.  Cut to scene and instead you found me glued to the Real Housewives of New York City (a. Is Countess LuAnn not killing it this year?  Girlfriend has totally hit her stride  b. Kelly's got amazing style c. I'm so glad Bethenny's outta there d. Ramona is off her rocker e. I really like Jill f. Sonia's nuts g. Dear Countess please take me to Morocco.  It is my dream) pulling the dessert out of the oven at 1am and going straight to bed.  Next thing you know I came to around 8am, remembered there was dessert, hopped out of bed and ate it for breakfast.  And lunch.  It's that kind of good.

This is a fave recipe that my friend Cathleen wrote out for me in our 20's.  With everything that went on this week it made me realize how lucky I am to have retained a friend (and her recipe) for such a long time.  There's something comforting about opening my recipe drawer and seeing her handwriting there.  I hope you enjoy the dessert as much as I have over the years...a perfect mix of sweet, sour and crunch that is wonderful with vanilla ice cream.


Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
3C sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb cut in 1/2 inch pieces
1C cuped peeled apples
1/2 to 1C sliced strawberries
1/3C sugar
1/2t ground cinnamon
1/2C all purpose flour (gluten-free blend here)
1t baking powder
1/4t salt
4T butter
2/3C packed brown sugar
2/3 Gluten-Free Oats (or quick cooking oats for anyone not g-free)

Combine rhubarb, apples and strawberries.  Spoon into a greased 8 inch square baking dish.
Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over rhubarb mixture and set aside.

~Without sugar and cinnamon sprinkled over~

-In bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbles.  *For this I slice the butter into the flour, take a fork and mash it until I get the result.*
-Stir brown sugar and oats into flour mixture and then sprinkle over rhubarb mixture. 


-Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned (45 min was perfect for my oven). 
Breakfast.  I mean, dessert.

Have a great weekend everyone.  I'm meeting Torrie and Danielle for dinner tonight and fully intend to be in the horizontal from the time I return home until Monday morning.  See you then!

40 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh that looks quite tasty!! :D I've never had rhubarb before...haha
Have a fun time this weekend ;)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Chandra said...

I'm so glad your neighbor, Pat, is doing well. Your post about her touched me deeply.

this free bird said...

Chandra I will most def keep you updated on her condition. I have to say that seeing her that day with the lump is one of the most sobering days I've had in a long time. Thank you so much for checking in. xo

Dirt On The Rocks said...

this looks absolutely delicious. i would love to be able to still have compilations of my recipes when i'm a bit older that would be nice to look back on.

OneCraftyFox said...

Glad to hear Pat was up and about so soon, she has crossed my mind several times since I read your post.

Your crumble look completely mouthwatering, so much in fact that I'm going to the kitchen to get an icecream to curb my sweet tooth. And then I'm coming back to book a ticket to LA, I'll be seeing you for breakfast.

Kate said...

Glad to hear Pat is doing well after her surgery! She is lucky to have a neighbor like you! And this looks amaaazing! I was just talking to my mom about rhubarb, she said my cousin has a patch behind her house so we're going to get our hands on some & I think it's safe to say I will be attempting THIS as soon as we do! Mmm!

Claire Kiefer said...

I was really scared to read this post when I saw it on facebook and twitter, cause I'm still abstaining from all things decadent. SO SICK OF IT! My cousin comes into town tomorrow for a visit, so my diet will be kicked to the curb for a few days, thank God. The problem I have with things like this (which incidentally looks amazingly good) is that I have no self-control and would likely devour the entire thing in one day. Ugh.

SoYesterday said...

this is really, really inspiring! xx

LyddieGal said...

Oh man, that looks so good!!
and i know I say this every time, but I want your mixing bowls!!

Chic on the Cheap

Josie said...

Spooky -- I have a decidedly similar post planned for next week! Seasonal fruit is the greatest.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Katie said...

Glad to hear Pat was up and ready for company! She sounds like a strong woman. Why have we not discussed Real Housewives? I'm obsessed with New York. I'll make you a deal - I can put you in touch with Charli (my hair stylist/BFF who lived in Morocco for 2 years) and you send me some crumble. She can tell you all kinds of stories. And for a really long time. She's a talker.

Caroline said...

Looks really yummy. I msut try and make this. I made mini cheesecakes today and have decided to try a new dessert each week.

ps. i could easily eat that for breakfast...hah

x

Caroline said...

I love rhubarb!!!!! Absolutely LOVE IT!! Your crumble looks delicious!! MMM!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This is the second crumble recipe I've seen lately, so I think it's a sign that I must make a crumble! This looks amazing and now I am craving something sweet at 12:30 am! Maybe something with Nutella will have to do for now, but crumble will be on my weekend list!

xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Oooh so simple and delicious sounding. I wonder if they have rhubarb here. Have a great time with your blogger buddies! I'll be seeing a few next week!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

SparksandFireworks said...

This looks amazing! Crumble is by far my favourite! And it is so easy to make!

I love these posts, look forward to seeing more!!

xxx
Jess
SparksandFireworks.blogspot.com

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my word! How heavenly and amazing does this look! I definitely need to make it as soon as I can find some rhubarb!

xo

Lori said...

Yummy! I see it as a perfectly healthy breakfast with the fruit and oats! I am snagging this one and if I can find some strawberries that are not an arm and a leg ~ this will be on the menu for tomorrow night. I cannot wait for the local strawberries ~ really! Thanks hon!

marissa said...

you have such pretty bowls! this sounds delicious!

Evie said...

oh that looks easy and yummy, my favorite combination!

Courtney Erin said...

Why must all my baking things still be packed? Why!!!!


xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Andee Layne said...

oh my lord! perfect summer treat~ my hubby would LOVE this!!!

Anna Walker said...

Can I come Over! ;)
It looks good! I have never had rhubarb before, but my grandmother has always said that it's good!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

Marissa said...

Mmm... I don't bake much, but this is the perfect in-season recipe. And, yeah, I would be eating it for breakfast, too. And lunch and dinner.

Daisy said...

Looks awesome Carrie! fun how this recipe reminds you of an old friends. and glad to hear pat is doing well.

PhotoPuddle said...

Oh I bet that tastes goooooood!

Indiana Munn said...

It looks delicious and the perfect thing to make to cheer me up on a rainy day at home.

S.I.F. said...

Oh my yum!! That looks AH-MAZING!

Krystal said...

that looks pretty amazing!! mark would love that, i think i'll have to make it one of these days :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

This looks so delicious! I'm glad that Pat is in good spirits! I'm sure having a great friend like you helps! :) Enjoy the rest of your yummy dessert!

Debby said...

It's so nice that Pat has you to check in on her. That dessert looks delicious. I don't watch the housewives of NY but have been hooked on the New Jersey housewives... they are beyond entertaining! xo

Lady Grey said...

Yum, yum! I love crumbles, and strawberry-rhubarb is definitely one of my favourite combinations!
ox
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Meghan said...

fruit crumbles of any kind are my favourite dessert! My mom used to make this kind aallll the time! Thanks for the great recipe!

Oh, My Darling said...

Yum! I keep meaning to try rhubarb.

Brianna said...

I'm trying this recipe this week. Looks delish.

I saw this dress and thought it would look so beautiful on you (the details are so unique):

http://www.satineboutique.com/shopping/dresses/item10087300.aspx

Miss Caitlin S. said...

yum! This reminds me of my Mom who always nails summer rhubarb desserts. Yum, yum!

Ms. Givens said...

Yum! I make one similar but it's just with apples.

Kara said...

Ooh looks yummy (and healthy!). Your bowls are fantastic. I'm glad your neighbor is doing better.. hopefully it stays that way! And I'm a total 180 on my opinion of the real housewives.. but then again I only watched the first 1.5 seasons. (doubt my views have changed if I watch it now though)

Annie said...

wow, this looks so, so good! rhubard desserts always remind me of my mom. Thanks for the recipe! xo

Lizzy said...

Yes, anything topped with oatmeal is perfectly good for breakfast! Your crumble sounds fabulous...I wish my rhubarb crop wasn't all gone :(

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