Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp



With summer trying so hard to break through all of the clouds and rain the only dessert that YELLS summer to me is an old fashion crisp, but not just any crisp. My all time favorite summer crisp is Strawberry Rhubarb, the combination of sweet berries with the tart rhubarb is the must have flavors of the summer season. The below recipe, however is anything but old fashion, it has all the twist of a new modern crisp.


2 Quarts - Strawberries (stemmed and quartered)
8 - Stalks of Rhubarb (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
1 C. - Sugar
1/2 C. - Cornstarch
1 - Large Orange (zested and juiced)
2 Tbs. - Balsamic Vinegar

Topping:

1 17.5 oz. - Krusteaz Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
1 Stick - Unsalted Butter (cold and cut into cubes)

Mix the berries, rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, zest, juice and vinegar in a large bowl until well combined. Spray either ramekins or a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray, ladle the fruit mixture into the dish or ramekins. In a food processor pulse the cookie mix and butter until the butter is the size of peas. Then add in the cinnamon packet and pulse just to combine. Cover the top of the crisp with the topping and bake on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


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14 comments:

Ali said...

This looks lovely. I like how your recipe has balsamic in it. I don't know that I've seen that in a strawberry/rhubarb pie before. It sounds delicious :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, your topping looks incredible!!! What a gorgeous Spring dessert~

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Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks great love the color and balsamic in there

The Japanese Redneck said...

Rhubarb is not that common here in MS. Too hot to really grow it and it just hasn't caught on that big in the grocery stores.

Faith said...

Crisp is definitely the perfect summer treat...this looks fantastic and I love the strawberry/rhubarb combo!

Leslie said...

Looks sooo pretty. I have still yet to try rhubarb!

June said...

Wow! That is a beautiful thing. I envy you the rhubarb! I can no longer find it in the fresh form down here in the desert and even the frozen kind is hard to come across. Darn! I will though try your recipe with some mixed berries soon. I think it looks brilliant!

Biz said...

Okay, I definitely need to buy rhubarb - I've never had it before but I love the idea of this dish - thanks Mary Beth! :D

Cathy said...

Strawberries and rhubarb are so delicious together. Just made a batch of jam because I love those flavors.

grace said...

using the snickerdoodle mix as a topping is a brilliant idea!

Maureen said...

How easy and delicious is this?? I love strawberries paired with rhubarb.

Katherine Aucoin said...

I tried rhubarb for the first time a few weeks ago with strawberries and didn't find that it added much to what I made. But, your crisp looks totally decadent and I have to try this and give rhubarb another try.

MaryBeth said...

Katherine...you are correct, rhubarb does not impart a great deal of flavor when mixed with berries. It does however add texture, thickness and a great tart flavor that really works fabulous with strawberries. It is one of those things that you either love or hate, my husband could not stand rhubarb until I made this for him and now he loves it. He has actually requested that i make it again for fathers day dinner.

teresa said...

oh my gosh, where's my spoon, i'm ready to dig in!

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