Yesterday was such a beautiful day compared to the previous two. I decided to get the Dutch Oven out and bake a dessert as Melanie was coming over for supper last night. I had to enjoy the sun while it was here – rain today.
So what did I bake? – a Rhubarb Crisp. I used Terese Allen’s recipe. She is from Wisconsin and is one of my Aunt Bev’s many step-children. This book was first published in 1998, she has quite a few cookbooks. I got a autographed copy from her some years back.
I go the easy route and use a pie crust from the Pillsbury people – the kind you just unroll – especially when my kitchen is pulled apart as it is right now!! I used the Dutch Oven liners that I use when camping and fold the edges down a little bit so the lid fits on tightly.
Mix 5 cups of chopped rhubarb (I use frozen) with 1/4 cup sugar, 2/3 cup maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup flour – stir together well (when using frozen stir it frozen don’t thaw it out)
Pour it onto the pie crust. For the topping mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup oats, pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon, and 4 tablespoons cold butter. Mix the topping until crumbly.
Now of course here is where my instructions change because I am using the Dutch oven I just put the topping directly on to the rhubarb because I am going to be outside and it is windy— bake with 8 coals underneath and about 16 to 20 on top, turn every 15 minutes so you don’t get hot spots that burn and bake for about an hour. (add more coals as needed)
And this is what it looked like when done and it smelled divine!!
Now for those of you that don’t do this outside Heat your oven to 425. Place your fruit mixture on the pie crust and put it in the oven (without the topping) – bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 10 minutes longer – then take out of the oven and put your topping crust on and bake for another 40-50 minutes until hot and bubbly. We put vanilla ice cream on top.
This much done on Insanity Revisited on Sunday night. I worked more on the hexies last night and hope to finish the row off sometime today and then show it tomorrow. I am linking to Fremotion by the River today and Esther’s WOW.
Thanks again everyone for all the voting going on at the quilt festival!! so if you want you can vote for my quilt Patchwork of the Crosses (photo in previous posts) for Viewers Choice and for Hand Quilting