Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Husband was 'down south' on the weekend and brought home a present for me...

... a big box of rhubarb. Now, husband's favorite is Strawberry Rhubarb pie, so it makes me kind I'd wonder who the gift was really for.

Filling for pie (enough for 2 large pies)
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon (or there abouts because I don't measure)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (as above)
8 c rhubarb cut into pieces
4 c slices strawberries
mix all together and fill pie shells and then top

Pie crust  (enough for 2 large pies and tops)
6 c flour
2 tsp salt
2 T sugar
Mix in a bowl

1.5 c water
1.5 c lard
Boil in a pan until lard is melted and stir vigorously into the flour mixture

Divide into balls and roll out.

Can't wait until I can bake these pies with our own strawberries and rhubarb!  Everything tastes so much better from the garden!


Dr. Momi said...

I'm going to try it....looks great!

Jody said...

That pie looks delicious. My grandma used to grow rhubarb in her garden, God bless her; she died last week. She was born in 1917. She had 6 kids, 30 grand kids and 130 great grand kids. Thanks for the Rhubarb memory!

Carpe Diem said...

Jody - I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma. Sounds like you have some good memories of her. I would have thought you would have rhubarb in your garden, but perhaps it does better in colder zones.

Dr. Momi - the pie was yummy! I really like this easy pie crust as it is rather wet and easy to work with.

Anonymous said...

I love rhubarb! That sounds yummy!

Annie said...

That pie looks delicious, I too can't wait to make pies from our own fruit. It shouldn't be long now!