How to Pick Fresh Rhubarb & Bake "Rhubarb Crunch" Dessert

We have always had a rhubarb patch and this has been our easy family recipe for decades. - A tasty crust underneath a sweet rhubarb filling baked to a golden brown slightly crisp topping. Sweet!

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How to Pick Fresh Rhubarb & Bake "Rhubarb Crunch" Dessert Recipe
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Fresh Rhubarb is an easy perennial to grow. You simply pull the stalks for your use. My husband makes delicious wine from it too!

Fresh Rhubarb is an easy perennial to grow. You simply pull the stalks for your use. My husband makes delicious wine from it too!

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See how it grows and how it's gathered?

See how it grows and how it's gathered?

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A handful is plenty. You need 2 cups for this recipe. (My sister likes to cook it down with sugar for sauce). NOTE: Never eat leaves. They are poisonous.

A handful is plenty. You need 2 cups for this recipe. (My sister likes to cook it down with sugar for sauce). NOTE: Never eat leaves. They are poisonous.

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Wash stalks & trim any blemishes.

Wash stalks & trim any blemishes.

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Stalks clean up fast and easy in minutes.

Stalks clean up fast and easy in minutes.

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Molly likes to watch.

Molly likes to watch.

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This recipe calls for an 8 or 9" baking dish. Today I'm making 4 little individual desserts.

This recipe calls for an 8 or 9" baking dish. Today I'm making 4 little individual desserts.

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FIRST MAKE CRUST: Mix 1 cup flour with 5 T. Powdered sugar. Then add butter (room temperature... not too cold)

FIRST MAKE CRUST: Mix 1 cup flour with 5 T. Powdered sugar. Then add butter (room temperature... not too cold)

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I use this great tool to mix, or "cut in" butter. Two knives work too if you don't have this tool.

I use this great tool to mix, or "cut in" butter. Two knives work too if you don't have this tool.

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It works quite well to mix the dry ingredients with the butter.

It works quite well to mix the dry ingredients with the butter.

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Mix till crumbly. You do NOT melt the butter first.

Mix till crumbly. You do NOT melt the butter first.

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It ends up as moist crumbs

It ends up as moist crumbs

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The mixture actually comes easily clean out of the bowl. I use the same bowl to mix the filling while the crust bakes.

The mixture actually comes easily clean out of the bowl. I use the same bowl to mix the filling while the crust bakes.

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Press into pan(s) to form crust. Preheat oven to 350°.

Press into pan(s) to form crust. Preheat oven to 350°.

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Bake 13-15 minutes at 350°. You can immediately make the filling to bake right after.... Or cool and do filling later.

Bake 13-15 minutes at 350°. You can immediately make the filling to bake right after.... Or cool and do filling later.

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Mix the rest of the dry ingredients.

Mix the rest of the dry ingredients.

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In mixing bowl, beat eggs till fluffy 3 to 4 minutes.

In mixing bowl, beat eggs till fluffy 3 to 4 minutes.

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Gradually add dry ingredients...

Gradually add dry ingredients...

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Mix well.

Mix well.

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Cut washed rhubarb and measure out 2 cups.

Cut washed rhubarb and measure out 2 cups.

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Some stalks are greener color, some more red... But both taste equally good, so mix them up.

Some stalks are greener color, some more red... But both taste equally good, so mix them up.

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Add diced Rhubarb into mixture....

Add diced Rhubarb into mixture....

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Stir in..

Stir in..

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Remove crust(s) from oven.

Remove crust(s) from oven.

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Pour mixture on top of crust.

Pour mixture on top of crust.

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It should easily flow to level out.

It should easily flow to level out.

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Bake 350° 30 - 35 minutes till golden. It will poof up slightly and as it cools it will flatten.

Bake 350° 30 - 35 minutes till golden. It will poof up slightly and as it cools it will flatten.

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From stalks to dessert.

From stalks to dessert.

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Serve warm with cold whipped topping. Some use ice cream. This was my mom's favorite! Sadly she's in hospice care, nearing the end of her earthly life as I post this guide. "Here's to you, Mom!"

Serve warm with cold whipped topping. Some use ice cream. This was my mom's favorite! Sadly she's in hospice care, nearing the end of her earthly life as I post this guide. "Here's to you, Mom!"

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