It’s rhubarb season!
That’s an exciting thing around here, I may be excited by things easily. It’s the little things in life. Like the tart and sweet combination of rhubarb and cream and cake that I posted last year.
I love rhubarb but I think that there really hasn’t been much innovation on the rhubarb recipe front in the last 50 years. It amazes me that there are so many rhubarb recipes out there that are all using the exact same ingredients. I decided that it was time to forge ahead into new tart and tangy frontiers and create a recipe that was not only delicious but also unique.
And with booze, because we can!
All too often I find Rhubarb recipes that are equal parts sugar and rhubarb, I don’t understand this. The tartness of the rhubarb should be complemented by the sweet not overpowered. I think this hits the right balance while including the creamy, cinnamon and rum flavors of Rumchata.
Rumchata Rhubarb Crisp Recipe.
You will need-
- 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 cups sliced rhubarb
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Cup Rumchata.
Start off by preheating your oven to 350. Get out a 8×8 baking dish and smear a little dab of butter on the sides and bottom. Use your hands, because buttery fingers makes life fun.
Now, pretend there is a pretty picture of the rhubarb you cut up in a gallon size freezer bag. Pretend this picture tells you to put the rhubarb in a bag and add the cornstarch. It would also tell you to toss the rhubarb around so it’s coated with the cornstarch. I don’t have this photo because I didn’t do this and I wish I had. It would have made my life easier and resulted in much less heartbreak. Just remember, I suffer the heartbreak so you don’t have to.
Pop your pan of goodness into the oven, uncovered. Set the timer for 55 minutes. Wait impatiently. Go throw the ball for the dog, or clean up the kitchen or probably the best option to kill the time, pour yourself another glass of Rumchata, relax and enjoy while you wait.
Let me know if you try this recipe and don’t forget to pin it!