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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Hello!

The strawberry patch in my family’s garden has been going CRAZY! Everyday we could go out and pick more than we could possibly eat that day. We have been eating strawberries, putting them in smoothies, and baking with them like crazy. Today I froze as many as I could pick so that we can use them for smoothies and baking later in the year. We also have a rhubarb plant so one day I whipped up this delicious strawbery rhubarb crisp. It’s like a cobbler but simpler because instead of a bread topping you have a crumble topping.

Filling:

50 small strawberries

2 1/2 stalks of rhubarb

1/3 cup of sugar

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Rinse the rhubarb and the strawberries. Pull the leaves and stems off of the strawberries and set them aside to compost. Cut the strawberries into small pieces and the rhubarb into slices less than 1/2 inch thick.

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Place the strawberries and rhubarb in a bowl (I used the pan I baked them in because fewer dishes=less to clean up).

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Add the sugar and stir until all of the fruit is evenly covered.

Pour into and 8″x8″ pan and set aside while you make the topping.

Crumble Topping:

1 cup flour

1 cup old fashioned oats

1 cup brown sugar

1 stick of COLD butter (the butter has to be cold or the crumble topping won’t cook right)

This will make extra topping, put the excess in a jar and freeze it to make another crisp.

Mix the flour, oats and sugar in a bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and then cut into the topping mixture. You can use a pie crust tool, two knives, or your hands just make sure that you don’t melt the  butter too much if you use your hands. You want the majority of the melting to happen in the oven. When you are done, the mixture should look like coarse crumbs.

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Pour/spread the topping over the fruit. You can make it as thick or as thin as you want but make sure that no fruit is showing and know that it will shrink in the oven.

Bake at 375 for 20 mintes and 400 for 5 minutes.

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Serve warm or chilled. It is delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream.

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Enjoy! If you make this crisp be sure to post it Facebook or Instagram and tag me so I can see it. My username on both is a maizy life.

~Maizy

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