One day, I wanted to use up a leftover can of cherry pie filling that I had in the refrigerator. I added some diced rhubarb, then used a cobbler topping I liked. It turned into a favorite—fast!
After many years of farming, my husband and I are now enjoying a new life in our new house, built on a lake.
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.
Almost every home in our part of the country has a rhubarb patch, so we're always on the lookout for new rhubarb recipes. I've been making this particular recipe for a long time - I discovered it in a cookbook I received when my husband and I were married in 1950. It's one of my favorites.
"RHUBARB was one of the first crops Grandma gathered from her garden in spring. She told us kids her rhubarb sauce was a good tonic for whatever ailed us, but we much preferred the delicious dessert she served after Easter dinner. This Rhubarb Crunch was so delicious with fresh cream skimmed from the top of some milk."
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
I RECEIVED this recipe from my mother. It's one of the first desserts I make in the spring when our rhubarb comes in.
I discovered rhubarb and peaches go well together, and the biscuits make it a hearty dessert.
-Sheila Butler, Kansas City, Missouri
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