Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

I made this recipe with some of our strawberries from the freezer. It was a little juicier than fresh berries would probably be, but still incredibly delicious. If you are using local strawberries (even from your freezer) you may want to cut the sugar slightly. --Heidi

ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup husked hazelnuts, toasted , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled, halved (about 4 cups)
  • 12 ounces rhubarb (preferably bright red), ends trimmed, stalks cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • Vanilla ice cream

procedure

dish: dessert
season: spring, summer

Combine flour, 2/3 cup sugar, and salt in medium bowl; whisk to blend. Add butter. Rub in with fingertips until mixture sticks together in clumps. Mix in oats and nuts.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter 11 x 7 x 2- inch glass baking dish. Place 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Scrape in seeds from vanilla bean; whisk to blend well. Add strawberries and rhubarb to sugar in bowl; toss to coat well. Scrape fruit filling into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle oat topping evenly over filling.

Bake crumble until filling bubbles thickly and topping is crisp, about 45 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes. Spoon warm crumble into bowls. Serve with ice cream.

Bon Appétit, May 2010, by Tamasin Day-Lewis

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