An attractive dessert, this crisp is also a popular breakfast dish at our house, served with a glass of milk rather than topped with ice cream. Because it calls for lots of rhubarb, it's a great use for the bounty you harvest. —Rachael Vandendool, Barry's Bay, Ontario
I found this recipe in a box of Quaker Oats about 20 years ago. It's quick, and easier to make than pie. It's versatile, too, because you can add strawberries in spring or apples in fall. I usually pop it into the oven shortly before we sit down to eat so it's still warm for dessert! —C.E. Adams, Charlestown, New Hampshire
Meet the Cook: When my husband and I moved to our house in town, the rhubarb patch had to come along! This is a hit whether I serve it warm with ice cream or cold.
We're the parents of three married sons and the grandparents of three.
-Arlene Beitz, Cambridge, Ontario
What a perfect springtime dessert! It's filled with color and fresh fruit flavor the whole family will savor. I sometimes grate about a tablespoonful of fresh orange or lemon zest and add it to the crumb mixture for extra flavor. —Sharon Hadinger, Dublin, Ohio
We grow our own rhubarb, and I enjoy using it in new recipes. When I first tried this fruity crisp years ago, I thought the tangy pineapple would be too much. I was pleasantly surprised! —Judy Schut, Grand Rapids, MI
Every time I've entered our Boone County Bake-Off, I've won a blue ribbon. Last summer, when the category was rhubarb, this recipe was the grand champion! See if your family thinks it's a winner, too. The orange juice and peel give it real zest.
Along with cooking and sharing recipes with my two daughters and friends, I love gardening and bird-watching.
We serve this recipe warm in a footed tulip sundae glass, topped with real whipped cream. Our guests really enjoy its rhubarb tang and old-fashioned goodness, and they have made it an often-requested specialty at the restaurant.—Stoney's Restaurant, Mankato, Minnesota