We had a really great weekend. Saturday was filled with fun events and on Sunday we stayed around the house. The weather could not have been more perfect. We did some yard work, the kids played outside, and then we decided to have our friends over for some burgers, hotdogs, and sides. All of our kids played for hours while we enjoyed the company on our back patio. For being very impromptu, it really turned out to be the perfect Sunday barbecue. To top it off we ended the day with a fresh strawberry rhubarb pie.
I found the prettiest rhubarb from the store the other day and the strawberry sales have been great so it was inevitable that I would make strawberry rhubarb pie. There is nothing fancy or out of the ordinary with this recipe. The pie crust is the recipe my mom gave to me that she has used since I can remember. It is perfectly light and flaky. The filling for the pie is four ingredients: strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and cornstarch. That’s it!
You could definitely substitute store-bought pie crust, but I highly recommend making your own. I know it can be a daunting thought to make pie crust but once you get it down, you won’t want it any other way. There really is just something special about getting hands on, covered in flour, and rolling out your own crust. It is truly rewarding and it will leave you with the most beautifully imperfect from-scratch pie.
I think of homemade pie as an old-fashioned type of dessert. A slice of this gives my husband Josh a sense of nostalgia as he has memories of his grandmother making fresh strawberry rhubarb pie. It is his absolute favorite and knowing that I can bring back such wonderful memories is truly rewarding. I grew up with homemade pie. My mom taught me, and I will teach my children. It really is special to put work into what you make. All will appreciate it. I promise. Take time to make this pie and savor every bite. You all will love it.