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Rhubarb, oh what to do!? I have been expirementing with rhubarb and came up with these crowd pleasers. I'm a big proponent of use what's in your backyard to bake/cook, yet I've never baked with rhubarb.  Some people think that's absurd, like my Mom.  We always had rhubarb around when I was a kid and yes the classic dip the rhubarb in sugar feast, but I've never really liked it.  I'm kind of a chocolate girl. So, I went on a quest and came up with these yummy Rhubarb Strawberry Squares and my girls think they are awesome.

Ingredients
Rhubarb Strawberry Filling
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
Pastry Square Base
  • 1 cup cold butter small chunks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
Oat Crumble Topping
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. lightly butter a 9 x 9 x 2 pan

Rhubarb Strawberry Filling
  1. chop rhumbarb and strawberries and mix together

  2. Add in brown sugar and orange juice

  3. set aside

Pastry Base
  1. chop cold butter into small chunks in a bowl

  2. Add sugar and flour and mix together

  3. It will seem like their is not enough moisture, at this point use your hands and mix together

  4. mould into base of a 9 x 9 x 2 pan

scoop rhubarb strawberry filling over the pastry base until fully covered
Oat Crumble Topping
  1. Mix together oats, flour, salt and cinnamon

  2. Add in melted butter with brown sugar and combine fully

  3. scoop oat crumble over top of the fruit mixture

  4. Bake for 40 mins at 350 degrees F

Candra Mae Wife of a Grocer

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