Baked Rhubarb and Apple

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If you  love rhubarb and want to try cooking it a way that intensifies the flavour and creates a delicious fruit treat or a great base for a fruit pie or crumble, then try baking it instead of poaching.  I amped up the flavour with citrus, spices and a bit of apple and it was a delicious flavour worthy of my breakfast porridge as much as a warming winter dessert.  The brown sugar and apple helped to balance out the tartness of the rhubarb without making it too sweet, whilst the butter, not essential, but I did find it gave it an extra dimension to the flavour on my tongue which alluded to caramel and took the flavour in a direction I wasn’t expecting.  I would definitely recommend giving this a try next time you have rhubarb in your kitchen.

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Baked Rhubarb and Apple

  • 1 bunch of rhubarb stalks (approx 6 stalks)
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 3 apples peeled and cored, I used Granny Smith
  • 2 tbl sp brown sugar
  • approx 8 cardamom pods
  • 60g butter

Pre-heat your oven to 180c

Cut your rhubarb into batons and place in a ceramic baking dish.  Layer with the apple and sprinkle the sugar and zest as you go.

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Place the butter into smaller pieces across the top of the ingredients along with the spices, zest and brown sugar.

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Cover with foil and bake in a 180c oven for approx 30 mins. Remove the foil and bake for another 20-30 mins or until the rhubarb and apple starts to slightly brown around the edges.  Serve warm with thick double cream or custard.  Alternatively use as a base for a crumble, pie or topping your porridge.

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Happy Cooking and Happy Eating,

Leah

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. M E Cheshier says:

    Reblogged this on Travels with Mary and commented:
    Great post. Sounds fabulous!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. M E Cheshier says:

    This sounds so yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

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