Raspberry Rhubarb Crisp

It’s rhubarb season on the central coast! This is time of year that has me giddy with excitement and anticipation for the variety of fruit that will soon be flooding our kitchen.

However, this is also the time of year that brings back fond memories of my grandfather. He loved rhubarb had a special place in his garden for the rhubarb patch.

2 ½ pounds rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 pint of raspberries
3 eggs
Pinch of salt
2 cup brown sugar
1 jar of Serendipity Low Sugar Red Raspberry Jam

Crumb Topping
¼ oats
¼ brown sugar
⅔ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Pinch of cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 350°. Place rhubarb and raspberries into an 8×13 inch baking dish. In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly beat eggs, sugar, salt, and raspberry jam.  Pour evenly over the fruit.
In a small mixing bowl mix to combine flour, brown sugar, oats, salt, and baking powder. Stir in melted butter with a fork and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over the baking dish.
Bake on the middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before serving.

Quick Curds

Lately I’ve had a craving for a citrus curds.  There is something I love about the combination  and balance of creamy, sweet, and yet also acidic.  Instead of making a traditional curd I wanted to see what would happen if I made it from our Grapefruit Jelly and also from our other marmalades.  I knew it was either going to be a an epic failure or a great success.  Luckily it was the latter! Continue reading

Talks & Tastes: Raspberry Jam Three Ways

Cooking for Solutions 2011 (click to zoom in & see us on the official Aquarium presentation schedule)

A few weeks ago we received an email from Whole Foods asking if we would be interested in doing a presentation at this year’s Cooking for Solutions.  At first we were completely terrified because talking in front of a group of people seemed very intimidating.  However, after giving it some thought, I remembered that you have to confront a fear to overcome it.  A reply email was sent back saying, “Yes, count us in.  We’d love to give a presentation!”  We decided 30 minutes really wasn’t long enough to make a batch of jam.   Instead, we choose to  show how we use our jams in our home.  One jam, three ways. Continue reading

Raspberry Lemon Squares

When I was growing up it seemed like my grandmother was always baking.  One recipe that I remember fondly was her lemon squares.  However, in true Serendipity fashion I’ve tweaked it just a bit by adding our Red Raspberry Jam.  It’s the perfect simple spring/summer no fuss crowd pleasing treat. Continue reading