Friday, May 14, 2010

Rhubarb meets Strawberries....in a pie! - on a "Fruity Friday"



Strawberries are sweet and red.  Rhubarb is tart and greenish-red.  Mixed together they are lovely....especially with a little sugar and cornstarch and placed in a pie shell.  Strawberry-Rhubarb pie is lovely!  And oh yes, YUMMY yum YUM!!!! - especially made with a crumb topping.  

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
(recipe originates from Very Culinary)

Fruit Ingredients: 

4 cups rhubarb - ends trimmed and stalks cut into 1/2" pieces

2 cups strawberries - well washed and quartered

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/8 tsp salt

prepared deep-dish pie crust (I made mine from The Pioneer Woman's recipe or you can simply use a store bought pie crust....totally up to you).

Ingredients for the crumb topping:

3/4 cup flour

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

6 tbsp COLD unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place oven rack to the lowest level. 

2. Gently mix together the prepared rhubarb and strawberries in a large bowl.  Add in sugar, cornstarch and salt.



3. Toss (gently) all together with a wooden spoon or a large plastic spatula.  Set aside.

4. Make the crumb topping in a medium bowl.
Combine well the flour, sugars, cinnamon and salt......



.....then add the COLD small pieces of butter.....


 ....then  your hands or a pastry cutter (one of my favorite tools in the kitchen) combine all ingredients together until large clumps form......


5. Place mixed fruit into prepare pie shell.


7. Top with crumb topping.  

Place your pie on a cookie sheet that has been lined with tin-foil (this will catch any of the juices that overflow from the pie - you don't want the juices to overflow onto your oven floor....it's a sticky mess).



8. Place in oven - reduce oven temp to 375 degrees F.  Bake until topping is browned and crust is lightly browned - about 1 1/2 hours.  Keep an eye on the crust for if it looks like it is getting too "browned" you will want to cover with tin-foil.

Cool (as long as you can stand to) and serve.  Vanilla ice cream goes lovely with this pie if you happen to have any on hand.



Such happiness!  Spring-time happiness at that!



Happy Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Baking!
~avril :-)





6 comments:

  1. Looks like a gorgeous pie! I just love Rhubarb desserts!

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  2. Yum!! Looks delicious! I love the flavor combination of rhubarb and strawberries. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for sending me the link to your blog- I've bookmarked a few recipes that I want to try!

    You left me a question on my blog about the chocolate frosting for the banana cake. You know I don't really have tips for you regarding that frosting because I didn't make it the way the book intended. I wrote in my post that I didn't cook it and I added more liquid to thin it out so I could drizzle it.

    But I went through all the other blogs that bade it for The Cake Slice and everyone's frosting was different. SOme were thin and drippy others were thick and creamy. I just don't think it's that great of a recipe even if it did taste good.

    I do have a FANTASTIC chocolate fudge frosting that is made in the food processor that comes from Sky High Cakes. It really is awesome and it pipes really nicely if you ever want to do that.

    Here's the link: http://lickthebowlgood.blogspot.com/2009/09/wilton-course-1-class-3-and-recipe.html

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  4. This is one of my springtime favorites.
    Geri

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  5. You ROCK, girl! It's like you read my mind! We just picked a BIG bunch of our rhubarb, and I picked up 2 quarts of strawberries at the lovely new Market Basket this weekend. I knew I wanted to make strawberry/rhubarb pie; but hadn't looked for a good recipe yet...and here you are dropping it into my lap. Yeah! I'll be making this tomorrow evening! {{hugs}}

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  6. My boyfriend is going to love this! He loves rhubarb and I've been looking for the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie recipe to make him! The crumb topping looks so delicious! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Otherwise I might not have found your little gold mine :-) Have a great weekend!

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