This recipe—along with a bundle of rhubarb—was given to me by my husband's grandmother when we were first married. I had never cared for rhubarb, but after trying this dessert, I changed my mind. Now my children dig in, too!
An attractive and unique dessert, this crisp is also a popular breakfast dish at our house, served with a glass of milk rather than topped with ice cream. Since it calls for lots of rhubarb, it's a great use for the bounty you harvest.
-Rachael Vandendool, Barry's Bay, Ontario
When I met my English husband and served him just the crumble, he said it was fantastic but really needed a custard sauce over it. We found a terrific sauce recipe from England, and now the pair is perfect together. I wouldn't eat it any other way.
-Amy Freeman, Cave Creek, Arizona
Tender dumplings and a sweet, tangy rhubarb sauce combine to make this quick and comforting dessert. "We love it alone or with ice cream," reports Doris Peterson of Mesa, Arizona. "If you prefer, replace the rhubarb with blueberries."
"Try this speedy fruit dessert once and you'll rave about its taste and convenience," promises Sharon Keys from Spencerport, New York. The cinnamony flavor of the leftover bread complements the tart, tender rhubarb quite nicely.
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