Thursday, September 06, 2007

Rhubarb Surprise Crisp

Rhubarb Surprise Crisp

2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 or 3 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups sliced fresh rhubarb
or frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb, thawed
2 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degree F. In a medium bowl combine the 2/3 cup granulated sugar, the cornstarch, and cinnamon. (For fresh rhubarb, use 2 teaspoons cornstarch. For frozen, use 3 teaspoons cornstarch.) Stir in rhubarb, strawberries, and basil. Spoon into bottom of a 2-quart square baking dish; set aside.

In another medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt. Stir in melted margarine or butter. Sprinkle over fruit.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown.
Serve warm.
Makes 6 servings.

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