Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp - packed with delicious fruit and a crunchy oatmeal topping - a fresh, seasonal summer dessert that's perfect with ice cream!
So I looked at our summer calendar the other day.......and ohmygosh! It is BUSY! First of all, I can't believe it's almost the end of June (where did it go?) and second of all, I can't believe how few free weekends we have left from now until September!
Part of it, of course, is the fact that we have a newborn. The past month has pretty much been a blur - a very busy blur - which explains why it's already almost July. The other part of it - the busy weekends from now until September - has everything to do with my family! And all the summer birthdays! Out of 9 grandchildren, 7 of them have summer birthdays. Granted, 4 of them are our kids.....but either way, it's a birthday party filled summer!
I guess I'll be making a lot of salads....my signature "dish to pass"! Not only are salads something I'm comfortable making, they're something that people have come to expect of me. Lettuce salads, pasta salads, quinoa salads, fruit salads.....who doesn't love a good salad at a summer party?
Or.....maybe I'll switch it up this summer and start bringing desserts. Because I'm telling you - this Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp is out of this world good. It's jam packed with delicious fruit and baked to bubbly perfection with a crunchy oatmeal topping. And it couldn't be easier to whip together! Best of all, though, it's delicious served warm with a scoop of ice cream (something every birthday needs!) So here's to summer, as quickly as it may be going....and to summer birthdays, aka reasons to treat ourselves to something delicious!!
Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp
- For the fruit:
- 4 c. diced rhubarb
- 2 c. fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 Tbsp. flour
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. water
- For the topping:
- 6 Tbsp. butter
- 6 Tbsp. flour
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 3/4 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
Combine fruit, 2 Tbsp. flour, 1/2 c. brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and water in a deep 10 inch pie pan (any similar size oven-safe baking dish is fine).
Combine butter, 6 Tbsp. flour, and 1/2 c. brown sugar; stir in rolled oats.
Sprinkle over fruit.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Be sure to check out these other delicious summer dessert recipes!