We had our first Fresh Fork Market CSA bag of goodness this Friday. There was a nice bunch of rhubarb in it and we had three containers of strawberries in the fridge so I googled rhubarb and strawberries and Ina Garten’s strawberry rhubarb crisp was first on the list… so that’s what I made. It was very good I must say.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Ina Garten – Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That?
- 4 cups fresh rhubarb, 1-inch diced (4 to 5 stalks)
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved, if large
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup quick-cooking (not instant) oatmeal, such as McCann’s
- 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the fruit, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, 3/4 cup of the granulated sugar and the orange zest together in a large bowl. In a measuring cup, dissolve the cornstarch in the orange juice and then mix it into the fruit. Pour the mixture into an 8-by-11-inch baking dish and place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
For the topping, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, salt and oatmeal. With the mixer on low speed, add the butter and mix until the dry ingredients are moist and the mixture is in crumbles. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit, covering it completely, and bake for 1 hour, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with ice cream.