With a trip to the farmer's market, we also picked up some rhubarb and other goodies before heading home. Meredith spent the rest of the day making three different strawberry-based recipes and prepping a fourth for the next day... and that didn't stop her from taking a few work-related calls in between. The first recipe, a dessert topping, turned out so very, very tasty. The original recipe called for far more sugar and red food coloring. Neither were necessary for these excellent results.
Strawberry-rhubarb Dessert Topping
- 4 cups rhubarb, chopped
- 10 oz fresh strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
- 3/4 cup sugar
- In a large microwave-safe dish (e.g., Corning), combine the rhubarb, strawberries, water and tapioca and let stand for five minutes.
- Cover and microwave on high for six minutes. Stir and cook for an additional four minutes or until the rhubarb is soft.
- Stir in the sugar, recover and microwave for an additional two minutes.
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I have always loved the Strawberry Rhubarb combination, but am not a fan of pie. This will be great on ice cream -- my perfect dessert and no crust.ReplyDelete
Looks and sounds like a winner!ReplyDelete
That photo of the strawberries makes me want them so badly! I love strawberry and rhubarb...together and separate!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous topping for pancakes or waffles too!ReplyDelete
Thanks for all the comments. My mom made something like this when I was young - I have always loved it. I mix this with yogurt sometimes for dessert. Nice sweet treat with very few calories.ReplyDelete
Ahh, no wonder you mentioned strawberries in season. Those look gorgeous, as does the topping. I adore the combination of strawberries and rhubarb. So, how many ended up in the little one's tummy before the picking was done? :)ReplyDelete
Funny you mentioned that. He'll pick them, but he won't eat them. Crazy, huh?ReplyDelete
I must make this, I love the combination of rhubarb and strawberries. Thanks.ReplyDelete