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Monday, April 2, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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Every so often, I wax nostalgic for the years I spent in the Pacific northwest.  The abundance of berries and fruit matched no where else I have lived before or since (though Florida does now come in a close second).  Each year, I would fill my freezer with strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.  I canned cherries, applesauce and jam.  I dehydrated grapes into my own raisins!  Perhaps what I miss most, however is the rhubarb.  I'd pick up 20 pounds of it so I could have it in the freezer all year long.

Every last stalk of rhubarb ended up in Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.  It got so Easter just wasn't the same unless I made a couple of these pies.
 Recently, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law from Washington came out to Florida to visit.  I just couldn't let the week pass without making one of these pies.  My sister-in-law was so delighted, that she wanted to text some of  the family friends who always came to those Easter dinners and say "Look what Kristen made me!"
Everyone had one piece and the pie was gone.  I really should have made two, but rhubarb is $4 per pound.  Oy, to go back in time to the days when I only paid $.50!!
This recipe was given to my mom from one of her school friends.  Originally, it was just for straight rhubarb pie, however Mom is like me and likes to fiddle with recipes.  It is good with plain rhubarb.  It is Stellar with the strawberry combination.  Truly, I have never had a better Strawberry Rhubarb pie and I am not just saying that because this is a recipe from my childhood.  It is really that good.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie:
2 crust pie dough
4 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups rhubarb, sliced thin
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
Toss the fruit with the flour, salt, sugar and eggs.  If using frozen fruit, add a little more flour to compensate for the liquid that will come out of the fruit as it thaws in the oven.  Pour into a prepared pie shell and top with crust.  Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Let cool before slicing at least 30 minutes or filling may be runny.  It's better to wait 2 hours.  Serve with vanilla ice cream...or plain.


30 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

That is such a pretty, happy pie!

Anonymous said...

I'm from WA also, & my mom always made strawberry rhubarb pie or rhubarb custard pie. She didn't leave this recipe for me, so I appreciate your sharing!

Margaret Murphy Tripp said...

Looks beautiful and juicy!

Angie {Successful2gether} said...

Yum! i have been wanting to make one of these :) thank you for sharing!

Carrie Burrill said...

What a pretty pie. I just love when the juices start to bubble out during the baking process. YUM

Joanne said...

You know, I've been desperately trying to figure out what to make for Easter but I'm thinking something strawberry rhubarb will have to be it! This pie looks so delicious!

Jen @ Juanita's Cocina said...

Rhubarb and avocados...it's almost like you have to take out a loan to buy some anymore!

But, this pie looks SO worth the price you paid.

There used to be this pie shack at the state fair back home, and I always got strawberry rhubarb but I've never made it myself! I hope mine will come out as beautiful as yours!

Lizzy said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I see my rhubarb poking up in the garden...hope I have enough of a crop to make your pie!!!

PS...I'd love if you'd link up to my #berrylove post (from Sunday :)).

Steph said...

Totally swooning over this pie!!!

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Thank you for your great comment about the rhubarb sour cream chicken. This looks very tasty too! We should have a rhubarb party! :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

I grew up in the west and my mother grew the best rhubarb. I dearly miss it. Not something easily found in the South! This recipe looks fantastic.

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Ann said...

Kristen, this looks fantastic! I love strawberry rhubarb, but would you believe I've NEVER worked with it? I'm glad you made it for your mother-in-law!

Cathy Wiechert said...

Oh yes--it is about time for rhubarb. I love it! Your pie looks delicious!

Terry said...

Yummy! This is the only way I've ever eaten or prepared rhubarb.

Cucina49 said...

Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of the foods of my childhood--it totally reminds me that summer is coming. Delicious!

easyfoodsmith said...

This looks awesome and so yummy! I especially love the syrup oozing out of an edge of the pie...divine.

Baker Street said...

Now that's a gorgeous looking pie! Strawberry and rhubarb are an excellent combination.

We're hosting a berry blog hop. Do come and share your recipe with us: http://bakerstreet.tv/2012/04/strawberry-cheesecake-ice-cream/

Katerina said...

It is such a pitty we don't have rhubarb in Greece. But this pie looks delicious and crispy and perhaps I will try it with just the strawberries!

Sandra M. said...

Beautiful!!! Great combo, I am loving your recipe!
Have a wonderful week!

Helena / Rico sin AzĂșcar said...

Beautiful pie! I've never cooked rhubarb (it's not very common here in Spain, I wouldn't even know where to find it...!) but I definetely like strawberries ;-)

Happy #berrylove

Soni said...

Oh this looks so inviting!Love rhubarb and and the combination with strawberries is just so so delicious :)Glad you shared this recipe with us here :)

Gloria said...

love this look absolutely beautiful!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Oh yes yes!! My absolute favorite pie!! My dad loves rhubarb and it wasn't until I got older that I got hooked. I also make a strawberry rhubarb slump (sweet dough biscuits dropped into the fruity glaze.) Rhubarb is such a lovely sign of spring and warmth to come :)

The Harried Cook said...

Looks really pretty, Kristen! I love the classic flavor combination... We never get rhubarb here (I've eaten it when we travelled), and so I can feel what you're feeling... Thanks for sharing! :)

Tiffanee said...

Strawberry rhubarb is one of my favorite flavor combinations. This pie looks beautiful and so delicious!

ping said...

You know, I don't remember having rhubarb before ... altho I must have (duh). Anyway, I've never cooked with it before, always thinking it's a vegetable and well ... vegetable and dessert ... I've seen so many recipes using it tho and they always looks so pretty, like this one. Trouble is, rhubarb cost a bomb here and I'm afraid I might screw up the recipe or not too receptive of the flavor ... need to pluck up some courage. This pie is so calling out to me!

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

You know, I have NEVER had rhubarb! I know! What the heck? I need to change this! This pie looks delish!

Georgie said...

Beautiful pie! Happy berrylove and I agree I grew up eating berries in South Florida, we had them all year long.

Sue said...

What a gorgeous pie! So inviting! I think 2012 needs to be the year that I finally bake something using rhubarb!

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