Rhubarb Sorrel Crisp

4 cups rhubarb, chopped fine

2 cups sorrel, chopped fine

1 cup sugar

1 Tbsp grated orange peel (optional)

1 tsp vanilla (almond extract works well, too)

Combine in a large saucepan. Brind to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium and cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

 

1/4 cup water

3Tbs cornstarch

Dissolve cornstarch in water. Add to rhubarb mixture and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Set aside.

 

1 1/2 cups flour (may substitute part wheat germ or oat bran)

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon (cardomom works well, too)

1/2 cup walnut or almond, chopped

Mix together until crumbly. (I use my hands.) Place about 3 1/2 cups crumb mixture into greased 9×13″ baking pan. Press to make an even layer. Pour in rhubarb/sorrel mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over top. Bake in preheated oven at 350′ for 30-40 minutes. Cut into squares.

 

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