Desserts

Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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.

 

 

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Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Cook Time 45-60 minutes
Servings
8 slices
Ingredients
Double pie crust
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
Cook Time 45-60 minutes
Servings
8 slices
Ingredients
Double pie crust
Strawberry Rhubarb Filling
Instructions
For the Filling
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 in. pie plate. Combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Stir gently and set aside.
For the double pie crust
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until coarse crumbs. Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and using a fork or pastry blender, mix until dough starts to stick together and is workable to roll out. Too much water will cause the dough to become sticky, and not enough water will cause it to be dry and crack. Cut dough in half so that you half two balls. Wrap one half in plastic wrap to prevent drying out.
  2. Lightly flour a clean surface. Shape dough into a circle about 1/2 in thick. rub flour on rolling pin and dough and roll dough out in all directions to make a large circle, about 11 in. Be careful not to tear. Loosen from surface with a flat spatula.
  3. Fold dough in half and carefully move to prepared pan and unfold.
  4. Pour the filling into the dish.
  5. Roll out the other half and cover fill. Trim and flute the edges. Score the crust with a knife to allow air while cooking and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour until bubbly and crust is lightly browned. Cover edges with pie cover or aluminum foil the last 20 minutes of baking to prevent browning too much. Place a cookie sheet on bottom rack of oven to catch any drips. Cool and serve.
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6 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

  1. Perfect warm weather pie and so beautiful! This pie is deliciously perfect…………..and the crust……….priceless.

  2. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious. I will definitely make this pie for Don this summer. I have often wondered how to combine the two ingredients for a wonderful home made pie and here it is. Thanks Marie, and I already know how great your pie crusts are!!!

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