Rhubarb Crisp

This was the first dish I’ve ever cooked for the boy that impressed him. He’s a much better cook than I am and it thrilled me to watch him clean up his bowl and ask for a second serving. I was visiting him in Vermont and we stopped by his professor’s house to borrow a canoe. We harvested some ramps from the side of the lake and he gave us rhubarb from his yard. The boy cooked a nice duck dinner with the ramps while I baked the rhubarb for dessert. Top this with either vanilla or strawberry ice cream and your boyfriend will be impressed too.

1 pound rhubarb, cut into pieces 3/4 inch thick
white sugar
half a stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of plain oatmeal
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
vanilla or strawberry ice cream

1. Preheat oven to 400º.
2. Place the rhubarb in a square glass baking dish and toss with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/8 cup flour.
3. In a food processor, pulse 1/4 flour with butter until clumps are pea-size. Add 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of oatmeal and cinnamon. Pulse to combine. Sprinkle over rhubarb.
4. Bake until golden brown, about 35 minutes. Serve warm in a bowl and top with vanilla or strawberry ice cream.

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