Thursday, June 7, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


We have been so lucky these past few weeks to have a constant supply of fresh garden fruit, vegetables, eggs and we're even getting our homegrown beef this weekend! 

Our friends Ben and Lisa sent us home with a couple of pounds of Rhubarb straight from their garden last weekend, so naturally I was thinking PIE. I had a day at home yesterday and spent it laboring over this beautiful and delicious Strawberry Rhubarb pie. Summer pies are beginning to be one my favorite things to make. I love making pie anyway, but usually reserve it as a fall and winter pastime. Summer fruit pies RULE!

Pies are easy to make, you just have to be precise and consistant with your method. I always make the same crust. The fewer ingredients, the better, In my experience. My crust usually consists of flour, salt, cold butter, and ice water, nothing less, nothing more. 

I will give you a quick run down of this recipe, and encourage you to make it ... you will not regret it! 



Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Mix flour and sugar, add chopped strawberries and rhubarb. Toss together fruit and flour mixture, let stand for a full 30 minutes, then stir again well. 

Pour the pie filling into your crust. Create a lattice top to allow moisture out. 

Brush yolk onto your lattice top and sprinkle with sugar. 

Cook for 35-40 minutes or until pie is brown and bubbling. Turn your oven off and allow your pie to sit for 15 minutes inside the oven.

Remove pie and let cool, take a thousand photos, smell it, brag about your pie making skills, etc. 



Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. That looks delicious. Why do you torture me?! Also, I love the different widths of the lattice top.

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  2. Looks very yummy. Isn't having homegrown just the best!!

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  3. It looks yummy! I'll have to make one for Ben & Judd. You'll have to share your pie crust recipe sometime, I'm never very happy with how mine turns out.

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  4. yum! I haven't made a pie in forever, but you're totally making me want to make one :o)

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    1. Sorry about that Becky! You "dot" the top of the filling with butter before fitting the lattice. It's optional.

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