Strawberry- Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars

My husband loved bar desserts, oatmeal topped fruit crisps, and anything with rhubarb, so when I made these for him last night he was a very happy man! These Strawberry- Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars are the best of both worlds; a buttery crust topped with a delicious fruit filling, with a crumbly, oatmeal crisp topping!

Strawberry- Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars
Serves 12

1 cup rhubarb, cut into one inch pieces
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 1/2  cups flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup butter, softened

1. In a medium saucepan, combine rhubarb, strawberries, and lemon juice and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until soft and pulpy.
2. Stir in sugar and cornstarch and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for one minute, until thickened, and remove from heat to cool while you prepare the crust. 
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Combine crust ingredients in a bowl and using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter in until you have a pea sized or smaller crumb mixture.
5.  Scoop a little more than half of the crumb mixture into an ungreased 9x13 glass baking dish and press down to create the bottom crust.
6. Spoon the strawberry-rhubarb filling evenly all over and sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture on top, pressing it in slightly with your hands.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool, slice, and enjoy!

(Adapted from this recipe  by Land O Lakes)

1 comment:

  1. These strawberry rhubarb oatmeal bars are perfect to make now especially with strawberries in season now. Thanks for sharing this!



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