Rhubarb is a big deal in Minnesota. Since our natural growing season is so short, rhubarb is often the first thing any of us are able to harvest. One of the first signs of spring is rhubarb, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is our favorite way to use what we harvest.
Ingredients for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
4 cups chopped rhubarb
2 cups sliced strawberries
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Pastry for a 9″ double crust pie
1 egg, beaten
How to make Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Just give me a second. Let me restate how big of a deal rhubarb is. This is a satisfied farmish girl holding her first harvest of the season.
I could stare at these rhubarb and strawberries all day. Couldn’t you?
Okay. To the recipe. Gently combine the first six ingredients (rhubarb through the cinnamon) in a large bowl.
Take your pie crust, either store bought (I won’t tell) or homemade, and put it in the pie plate. Spoon the filling into the pie, like so:
Brush the pastry edge with egg (this will help seal it) and roll the top pastry on top. If you’re fancy or crafty or obnoxious like me, you can cut out some shapes before you do this and then your husband will know it is a pie baked with love.
Seal the edges and brush the top with egg. This will give it a nice sheen when it’s all done baking.
Now take this pie in its pie plate and put it on a baking sheet. Why? Because that yummy filling you just put in the pie might bubble out of the pie and then you will have a mess. It’s better to have the mess on the baking sheet than on the bottom of your oven.
Try out my other favorite pie recipes! Carrot Pie and French Apple Pie
Also, if you have a pie shield, use it. It’s a nifty little thing that will keep your pie crust edges from burning. You can either put it on before baking or you can wait to put it on to see if your crust edges get too dark. I always start with it on because, well, I’m forgetful if I don’t and the smell of the pie edges crisping is what reminds me…and by then it’s too late. 😉
Bake this pie at 425 for 15 minutes. Then reduce the oven temp to 375 and bake the pie for another hour.
Let it cool, cut a piece for everyone in your family, and serve up the love baked in a pie.
Enjoy this yumtastic pie. What’s your favorite pie to have for a special treat? Let me know in the comments.