Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp With Pistachio Crust

posted by Jennifer A 07-20-99 9:40 PM

Blueberry Rhubarb Crisp with Pistachio Crust

1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbs. all purpose flour
3/4 pound rhubarb
2 cups blueberries

For Topping:
1/3 cup shelled natural pistachios
3/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 stick (6 tbs.) cold unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 375F and butter a 2 quart shallow baking dish.

For Filling: In a bowl stir together sugar and flour. Trim rhubarb and cut enough of stalks into 1/2 inch pieces to measure about 2 cups. Add rhubarb and blueberries to sugar mixture, tossing well, and spread into buttered baking dish.

For Topping: Finely chop pistachios In a bowl whisk together flour and sugars. Cut butter into 1/2 inch cubes and with your fingers or a pastry blender blend into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add pistachios and toss well.

Squeeze a handful of topping together and coarsely crumble in chunks over filling. Squeeze and evenly crumble remaining topping over filling in same manner.

Bake crisp in upper third of oven until filling is bubbling and topping is crisp and golden about 40 minutes. Serve crisp warm or at room temperature. Serves 6 to 8

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