This recipe is part Betty Crocker, and part panic attack.
For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to make a dessert for Harland using his favorite fruit, blueberries, so I bought a frozen bag of blueberries at the store. The next day, I paged through my Betty Crocker cookbook and found a recipe for apple crisp that said one could substitute blueberres. Perfect!, I thought. The recipe called for 4 cups blueberries, but when I measured my blueberres, I found I only had 2 cups.
That’s where the panic attack came in.
The nearest store is 7 miles away. Like Winnie-The-Pooh, I began to think, think, think. Then I noticed the recipe also said one could substitute rhubarb too. I began to dig around my freezer and, AHA!, found a bag of frozen rhubarb, 2 cups worth. And the culinary genius of Blueberries and Rhubarb was born.
I planned it all along…..uh huh.Printer Friendly
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen and thawed and drained)
- 2 cups rhubarb, sliced (fresh or frozen and thawed)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all -purpose flour
- 1/2 quick cooking or old-fashioned oats
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preaheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease square pan, 8 X 8 X 2 inches.
Arrange fruit evenly in pan. In a medium mixing bowl, mix brown sugar,
together. Sprinkle over fruit.
Bake 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
This would taste good for dessert tonight…too bad it would be cold by the time I’d get the whole way to Kansas! 🙂
Mmmmm, I’ll bet you had a happy husband when you dished that up. I love Valentine’s Day. Do you want to share what he got for you? 🙂
🙂 He sent me roses at work along with a teddy bear and small box of chocolates, and when I got home, there was a card and another large box of chocolates. 🙂
I’ve never made strawberry-rhubarb pie before but my son in law wanted one for his birthday so I started with your crust and then used thawed frozen rhubarb and thawed frozen strawberries sliced. It called for a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg which is common in many of these tart fruit recipes. I didn’t get to try it but my son in law said it was very good!
Now we’re talkin’ baby! That is like the ultimate farmhouse dessert..some comforting and homey! I love it! As soon as rhubarb becomes available at the farmers market…I am all over this! I am going to pin it on my Pinterest account so’s I don’t forget to make it! Man I can’t wait…why is it so fun to buy fresh rhubarb? LOL!