June 23, 2012

Best Rhubarb Recipe Ever.

The night before Father's Day, I made a late night grocery run, and in the morning I got up to make a big breakfast for Mitch. 
Truthfully, I had been upset with him, but that's just the way this marriage thing goes sometimes, and I decided to do my best to do something nice anyway.  I always have a little hope for special days to be special,  so -in effort to treat others as I would like to be treated- I tried.  Starting with sausage, scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns, cinnamon rolls & fruit. 

After I got done cleaning up the breakfast pots & pans, I turned on a crock pot of cheesy potatoes to go with the ribs Mitch was putting in the smoker, and set to making dessert for later in the day.
My sister, Kristy, had emailed me a rhubarb recipe that I'd been meaning to try. 
Rhubarb is popular around here, and we have a pretty good source of it, as talked about in the past. 
It's low in calories, high in fiber, and full of antioxidants, vitamins & minerals. 
And growing your own, it makes for very inexpensive desserts.

If you like rhubarb, you will love this.  Even if you don't like rhubarb, there's a good chance you'll love this. 
(I usually pass on rhubarb dessert, yet couldn't stop snitching; a first for me.) 
And it's extremely simple to make.
Originally referred to as Rhubarb Torte.. (I've never been very sure about the word torte, so I looked it up) ..I think this is more of a cross between a torte & a crisp.  
My sister described it as, "kind of pudding-y on the bottom and a crust/cake on top."  
It's just good.  I dare say this is the best rhubarb recipe ever, and I'll leave it at that.
I used fresh rhubarb, since it's still in season for us, but we freeze ours' for year-round use, too.
You'll also need a yellow cake mix.  The rest is but a few simple pantry items.
In large bowl, mix:
4-5 cups chopped rhubarb
2 cups sugar
1 egg  (I had never made rhubarb dessert with egg in it before, I think that's the torte part coming into play.)
4 Tablespoons flour

Put that mixture in a greased glass 9 x 13 pan.
(I've been taught it's best to always use glass for rhubarb.)
Sprinkle your entire yellow cake mix over the top of this rhubarb mixture.
Then melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter & drizzle over the dry cake mix.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until golden & crispy on top.
When it comes to rhubarb, I like to get things crispy or crunchy.  So I usually turn the oven off at the designated time, but leave the dessert in the warm oven to set up & crisp to perfection. 
Simple as that.   Serve warm or cool. 
The kids think there is caramel in it.  Everyone in our house loves it.
The only thing my sister noted, and we found too, is that it disappears fast!!
Try it.  Enjoy.

4 comments:

  1. New follower here!

    I need to try this, it looks yummy and I've only had rhubarb like once I think!

    Just started looking through your posts and can't stop. You take gorgeous photos and I love your thrift shopping :)

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  2. Thanks!
    Just made another pan of these last night for a quick dish to share for the 4th. So easy, and it was all gone in minutes.

    I have not made your crepe recipe yet.. but it's on my to-do list! :)

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  3. looks yummy...love your honesty here amanda, it made me laugh a little bit ;) You are so right, the marriage thing just does work like that :) Woody tends to get into more trouble for things he has no control over than things he actually did.

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  4. I know this is an older post, but I had to stop by and tell you how wonderful this recipe turned out! I found it on Pintrest and decided to give it a try because it was so easy to do. My family loved it and have asked for it again!

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