Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler
Xavier Salomon

Executive chef at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The perfect farm-fresh dessert: Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler.

Serves 4
Ingredients
Cobbler
  • 2 pints strawberries
  • 2 cups rhubarb, peeled and cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
Topping
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups cooking oats (not instant)
  • ¾ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Cooking Instructions

Prepare syrup by heating equal parts sugar and water, along with vanilla bean and lemon juice.

Once sugar has dissolved, cook the rhubarb in syrup until soft. Strain and let cool. Mix cooled rhubarb and strawberries together. Add dry ingredients, as well as lemon zest and juice. Spoon mixture into individual oven-safe dishes.

To prepare topping, mix butter and sugars together. With your fingers, add flour, oatmeal, vanilla and salt until it crumbles. Do not over mix. Crumble topping over each of the fruit dishes. Bake at 350°F (175°C) until topping is light brown.

Serve with crème fraîche or vanilla ice cream.