March 29, 2011


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A Taste of Spring

This last weekend, I hit a wall. I decided that I had made more than enough apple based desserts for the winter and was ready to break out into spring. So what could be more of a breath of spring than a Rhubarb Crumble? It goes together one, two, three and disappears even faster. It is not a super sweet dessert but really good with vanilla ice cream on the side.


Rhubarb Crumble

Serves 6


1.5 lbs rhubarb split lengthwise cut into half inch pieces

1 large apple peeled, cored and minced

1 packet of Vanilla sugar


½ cup flour

⅓ cup soften butter

⅓ cup sugar



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put rhubarb and apple in a 13” oval gratin dish. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar.


In a bowl combine butter, flour and sugar with fingers until crumbly. Sprinkle over the rhubarb and apple mixture. Bake for 30-40 mins until golden brown.


Bon Appetit.