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SANDRA’S LUSCIOUS RHUBARB-RASPBERRY CRUMBLES (Individual mason jar servings)

A phenomenally luscious springtime quick, easy, and tasty dessert
using in-season fruit and berries...



Prep: 5 Mins.
Macerate: 10 Mins.
Bake: 40 to 45 Mins.
Serves: (9) ½-Pint Jars (Wide/Slim: Whatever you have on hand)

INGREDIENTS:

Filling:
2 lbs. fresh rhubarb (7 measured cups, already cut into ½” slices)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
--(Or, ¼ teaspoon organic lemon peel powder)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup all-purpose flour
-- (Or, vanilla extract)
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
--(Or, ground cinnamon)
2 cups (1 pint) fresh raspberries (or frozen, no need to thaw)

Crumble:
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
Pinch of fine-grain kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder
--(Or, ground cinnamon)
½ cup (1 cube) cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized cubes

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat liner, and set aside. Also, set aside 9 half-pint pre-sterilized Mason jars – no matter the shape (I used what I had onhand).

In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients, except for the raspberries (I used unthawed frozen berries); toss to combine, and let macerate for 10 minutes. Toss again.  Fold in raspberries (fresh/frozen); using a typical tablespoon, spoon into Mason jars (Note: Over-stuff jars with filling, as it tends to shrink when cooling).


Prepare the Crumble mixture, and combine using a pastry cutter or two butter knives and cut to combine until crumble mixture appears as shown in photo.  Use a clean tablespoon and generously spoon crumble mixture atop filling to form slight mounds (the dessert will shrink when cooled, so don’t be shy with this topping mixture).

Notice the enhanced color the more it macerates...
Place filled jars atop the parchment/Siltpat-lined baking sheet in the preheated oven, and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden and crisp and juices are slightly bubbling over edge.  Let stand for 10 minutes to set, and serve with French vanilla ice cream, if desired. ~ Enjoy!



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Tips:

1) You're able to prepare these desserts well ahead of time and refrigerate, then bake in time for serving; they hold up phenomenally well.

2) If you have leftovers, simply microwave ½-pint jars for 30 seconds (placed inside a serving plate/bowl first) to warm.

3) To make ice cream scoop-able, microwave uncovered container for 10 seconds on high; it works and doesn't compromise its texture!

2 comments:

Brookie White said...

How far ahead of time can I make these? They look so good!

sandra said...

@Brookie - Thank you for your inquiry! I've had success preparing these ahead of time as much as the day before, although I tend to prepare the crumble topping and distribute over filling in each jar just before baking. I hope this helps ;)

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