I found some forced rhubarb at the farmers market on the weekend. Forced rhubarb is rhubarb that is grown out of season, indoors and in the dark. It has a nice pink colour and the leaves are a pale yellow. I decided to use the forced rhubarb to make a simple crisp. The forced rhubarb crisp was pretty good. It was slightly tart which was a nice change from normally sweet desserts. Of course it goes well with a scoop of melting vanilla ice cream.
2 pounds rhubarb (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 orange (zest and juice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1. Mix the rhubarb, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and vanilla extract and place in a baking dish.
2. Mix the oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and butter and place on top of the rhubarb.
3. Bake in a preheated 400F oven for 30-40 minutes.
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