One of the earliest spring treats is rhubarb. Rhubarb is one of my favorite dessert fruits or plant in this case. Here's an easy Rhubarb crisp recipe. Hope you enjoy it. If you haven't yet planted rhubarb it definitely deserves a place in the garden.
To prepare filling:
5 cups of rhubarb fresh or frozen, if rhubarb is frozen thaw but do drain
3/4 cup of sugar
3 Tbs flour
Slice rhubarb in 1/4 inch pieces. Mix flour and sugar together then mix into the rhubarb.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of nuts or coconut
Combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts or coconut or both if desired.
Bake at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes until top is golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.