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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Apple Rhubarb Crumble

Fall means apple-picking season! The girls and I went to a local apple orchard with several other homeschooling families for a fun field trip. It was a beautiful day and we came home with a bunch of apples (and full tummies!).

I went searching for a recipe that would use some apples and also some of the abundant rhubarb from my garden. I love the ingredient search on for something like this because I could enter apples and rhubarb and several recipes showed up. A recipe for Chunky Rhubarb Applesauce came up, which I might like to try in the future, but I was looking for a dessert. I love apple crisp, so I was excited to try this one. It was easy and it turned out great, so I would definitely use it again.

Apple Rhubarb Crumble

  • 3 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter or margarine
In a bowl, combine the rhubarb, apples, egg, sugar, syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour into a greased 2-qt. baking dish. In another bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes or until bubbly.


Angela said...

Does rhubarb take a lot of space or have any special requirements? I'd like to grow some...emphasis on some and don't want it to spread all over.

Is that possible? Any tips?

Jessica-MomForHim said...

I'm no gardening expert by any means! I feel like you know more than I do. I tried growing rhubarb in a container because we had heard that it is really hard to get rid of, but it didn't work at all. So I finally convinced Ted to let me plant it in the ground, and it has done well the past couple years. It's leaves are big (and poisonous, so don't eat them), but I haven't had a problem with it spreading like the raspberries!

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