Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rhubarb Crumb Squares

It can't get much simpler than this!  This was originally my Aunt Kay's was called 'apple squares' and was made with tart cooking apples.  A crumb mixture is packed into a pan to form the base...with reserved crumbs sprinkled over the fruit. If you still have rhubarb in the garden, you might want to try these simple rhubarb squares.  If not...wait for the early apples (coming soon) and whip up some apple crumb squares.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • sprinkling of sugar
  •  dash of nutmeg
  1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and butter and mix to form uniform crumbs.  
  2. Use slightly more than half the crumbs to form base, pressing into a greased 9" x 12" pan.
  3. Top with a layer of rhubarb.
  4. Sprinkle with sugar and nutmeg.
  5. Spread remaining crumbs evenly over rhubarb.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Cut in squares and serve.
*Substitute chopped or sliced cooking apples for the rhubarb and sprinkle with cinnamon instead of nutmeg.