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Strawberry Rhubarb Cast Iron Skillet Crisp


Summers as an adult aren’t quite as fun as summers as a kid. You don’t get 3 months off, you have responsibilities, and days during the summer feel just like days during any other season. Except hotter and less enjoyable to run in. I think this summer might be a less exciting than usual. Instead of just working, I have studying on top of it.

There is one thing that I willย always love about summer though – rhubarb. Lots and lots of rhubarb. When Mike and I bought the house last year we transplanted a rhubarb plant. It looked so sad last year. It still looks sad this year. I hope next year it magically comes to life. Until then, I’ll be stealing rhubarb from my in-laws.

When I peeked in our first CSA bag and saw rhubarb, I did a little happy dance. I knew it would be perfect paired with the strawberries my mom had picked and I couldn’t wait to bake something up. The recipe below was a first take on the crisp. I was a little unsure of how ย it would turn out, but it was pretty darn tasty!

Strawberry Rhubarb Cast Iron Skillet Crisp

For the filling
2 cups chopped rhubarb
2 cups strawberries, sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons whole wheat flour

For the topping
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup sugar

  1. Preheat oven 450ยฐF.
  2. In the bottom of a 9 inch cast iron skillet, combine all filling ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together all topping ingredients until well combined and ย sprinkle on top of fruit.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  5. Serve warm.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

6 thoughts on “Strawberry Rhubarb Cast Iron Skillet Crisp

  1. It’s a sign that I have to make this – just got rhubarb from a friend a little bit ago and I went strawberry picking Saturday. Yummm

  2. I agree! Rhubarb is one of the best things about summer! And I hear you on the runs. I ran 2 days ago outdoors and the first 2 miles were fine, but then it was like I hit the wall. 90 degrees at 7pm – not cool!

  3. Sitting in the aiport waiting for our next flight, Bill and I were drooling over the dessert. It’s one of Bill’s favorites and I never get tired of eating them either. :-)

  4. This looks amazing!

    I host a weekly CSA link party and would love for your participate. Come and check it out and link up this recipe…

    Looking forward to seeing you there :)

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  6. Oh yum. Does this on the weekend. Thank you.

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