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Jun 25, 2014

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

strawberry rhubarb pie is one of those pies that doesn't come around too often, but it's got such a heartfelt feel to it, if that makes any sense at all.

it's a pie that grandmothers have secret recipes for, and one that makes most people fondly remember the woman that baked it for them as a child.

i first tried my hand at strawberry rhubarb pie when i was throwing a bridal shower for my cousin and his wife-to-be.  it was a hit and since it was incredibly easy to make, it's now become a staple in my summer pie repertoire.

pies are easily one of my most favorite desserts to bring to summer gatherings.  they're so simple and people always seem to be thrilled and impressed with said pie-making abilities (again...i'll mention that they're super easy, so this always makes me laugh)

and today, i've got a yummy recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie to share with you!

here's what you'll need:
2.5 c fresh chopped red rhubarb
(you can usually find this near the strawberries in the grocery store or even better, at local farm stands; 
i have had to ask for it at the store on multiple occasions)
2.5 c sliced strawberries (leave these in larger slices/chunks)
1.5 c sugar
2 tbsp minute tapioca
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp butter
1 egg white
2 pre-made pie crusts...one for the crust and one for the top
(i buy the ones that come rolled up in a box at the store, obviously, you can also make your own!)

first, chop the rhubarb & strawberries.  combine these with the sugar, tapioca, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix together in a bowl.

press your pie crust into a pie plate (a 9" pie plate works well for this recipe), then pour your filling into the pie shell.  it shouldn't be overflowing, but should fill your pie plate.  then, cut the butter into cubes and dot the top of your filling with the butter.

cover your pie with the other piece of pie crust dough.  i like to be festive and cut hearts in the top of my pies, but feel free to get creative here!  this is where your pie becomes pretty.  then, brush the top of your pie with egg whites.  you can also sprinkle large granule sugar all over the pie as well.

collar the edges of your pie with foil.  do this by ripping a piece of foil large enough to cover the pie and then cutting a circle out of the center so that just the edges are covered.  place it lightly on the pie...you're just trying to protect the edges, it doesn't have to be on the pie too tightly.

set your oven to 425ºf and bake for 15 minutes.  after 15 minutes, decrease the temperature to 375ºf and bake for an additional 45 to 50 minutes.

wha-la! your pie is pretty in pink!  i've never had a strawberry rhubarb not ooze it's filling through the pie crust...if you've been successful in this area, share your secret!  either way though, it's still pretty.

seriously, this pie will be a hit at your next picnic, and you'll marvel at how easy it is to make!  trust me!

have you ever had strawberry rhubarb pie?  did you like it?

45 comments:

  1. I've never had rhubarb pie! I feel like such a weirdo admitting that.

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  2. i hadn't had it until about two years ago! (i feel like it's always a pie that grandparents like, but so many younger people have never had! but it's so yummy!)

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  3. Yummm that looks amazing! Strawberry rhubarb is my favorite pie!

    xo, Hima

    Hima Hearts

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  4. love the hearts! gonna have to try that next time I bake a pie

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  5. We've never tried a strawberry rhubarb pie but after checking out your recipe I think we might have to change that :) thanks for sharing!

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  6. Anastasia | StardustJune 25, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    I'm new to the rhubarb pie enjoyers club, but this one looks AMAZING! I'm not much of a baker, but I will definitely be trying this out.

    x

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  7. I love strawberries! This looks so good! Also pinning! :)

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  8. This looks AMAZING! Strawberry Rhubarb is one of my favourite pies. I'm definitely going to make this. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy to be a new follower :)

    http://everydaywithlisa.blogspot.ca/

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  9. I've never trid rhubarb but I will need to!

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  10. This reminds me of my grandmother! She always used to make/love strawberry rhubarb pie!

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  11. This looks fab, great after a big family meal at the weekend!

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  12. it was so yummy! and so easy to make! :)

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  13. it's definitely one of my favorites as well! :)

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  14. It's a great little pie! Super easy to make, try it out!

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  15. awe thanks! they just make it a little more fun :)

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  16. yes! do it! it's really easy and so yummy!

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  17. girl, you can TOTALLY make this pie. it's like a one-dish wonder...so easy to make!

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  18. thanks so much! it's a super yummy (and easy!) pie to make!

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  19. do it! the rhubarb + the strawberries makes for an awesome combination!

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  20. yes! same here! it's definitely one of those grandma pies! haha

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  21. This looks amazing! True life: I've never made a homemade pie before!!! I need to try this!

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  22. mmmmm yes! it's a fun pie to take to a picnic :)

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  23. We are a huge pie loving family! Seriously those hearts! Swoon!

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  24. This pie looks so amazing + delicious! I've never had rhubarb or rhubarb pie, so I'll have to try it out!

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  25. Strawberry Rhubarb is the only pie I like! So yummy!

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  26. Yum!!! Perfect for summer and I LOVE the heart cut outs :)

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  27. This is one of my absolute favorites!!! I only wish I could capture this much pie-awesome-ness during the winter.

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  28. amen...i just don't know how you can find rhubarb in the winter...that's a tough one! i can barely find it when it's in season sometimes! i wonder if you can chop it up and freeze it?

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  29. You're totally right...this is such a summer pie! :)

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  30. Really? I hadn't had it until about 2 years ago and now it's one of my faves!

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  31. Thanks Caitlin! It's really good...the rhubarb is a little tart and the strawberries are sweet, so they're the perfect combination!

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  32. oh yeah? pies are so great! hearts have become sort of my signature...haha i do them in all of my pies!

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  33. thanks! oh gosh, girl, they are like the easiest dessert to make! i always thought pies would be tough, but the hardest part is pinching the crust together....everything else is super easy!

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  34. I saw this the other day and I was thinking about about good it looked! So glad you shared it for Cooks in the Kitchen!

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  35. First of all, your pie looks amazing! Also, it totally reminds me of my childhood too, my grandma would often make strawberry rhubarb pie!

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  36. Yummy! I personally love the hearts in your pie crust! So fun. My sister makes everything strawberry and rhubarb! They grow in her garden -- abundantly! =)


    Stopping by from Cooks in the Kitchen!

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  37. Yum yum! thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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