Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Rhubarb Crisp

Hungry Quilter Rhubarb Crisp

After a long, cold winter, we New Hampshirites wait in great anticipation to the day when our fruit and vegetables once again come from our own backyard gardens or the local farm stands. Buying food locally and eating food that’s in season is good for the body, good for the environment, and good for the
local economy.

One of our first seasonal crops is rhubarb. Kids will dip the tart pink stalk into sugar and eat it raw. We love it cooked up into rhubarb cake and this quick-to-prepare rhubarb crisp. And when June arrives, rhubarb meets its perfect mate in strawberry-rhubarb pie.

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

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Rhubarb Crisp
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine, melted
3 cups finely chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 drops red food coloring (optional)

Mix the brown sugar, flour and oats in a bowl. Stir in the margarine. Press about 2/3 of the mixture over the bottom of an 8-inch baking pan. Spread the rhubarb in the prepared pan. Cook the sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add the vanilla and food coloring and pour over the rhubarb. Top with the remaining oats mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Yield: 9 servings

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8 Responses to Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Rhubarb Crisp

  1. I made this receipe many years. We all loved it, especially warm and with milk. I use 4 cups of rhubarb.

  2. I made this for many years except I used 4 cups of rhubarb. We ate it warm and with milk. Of course it was good cold, too.

  3. Sandra Bowie says:

    I made the rhurbarb chrisp fot the first time took it to my church and everybody said how good it was.I am going to make it again tonight.It gets top rating from me.

    Sandra Bowie

  4. says:

    Love it , Love it,
    will make this for years to come

  5. Joy says:

    What size pan?

  6. Marie Spanos says:

    Made this rhubarb with sweet apples and threw in some golden raisins too .
    I know it will be a hit.
    Where is the strawberry-rhubarb recipe in your archives ? Please may I have it or just tell me how much strawberries to use.

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