June 06, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie


Sadly, we are nearing the end of Rhubarb season. Those are not words you would have heard me utter 2 years ago but something happened when I turned 40 and I'm now trying to be an adventurous eater. Within boundaries that is. Although, I tried alligator a few weeks ago so one could argue I actually have no boundaries.

I made this pie on Monday evening. It was gone by this morning. I say this morning because apparently my husband thinks pie is a breakfast food. Since this one has fruit in it, I can hardly argue.

Hopefully you can still find rhubarb in your part of the world.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

  • 4 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 9-inch pie shell
Crumb topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

Directions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice and cinnamon. Toss to combine and put in prepared pie shell.
Crumb topping:
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Put in mixer with paddle attachment and mix until combined and crumbly.
Sprinkle crumb topping onto fruit. Put pie pan on cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 1 hr 15 minutes or until top is browned and fruit is bubbly. 

 
Let cool for at least an hour to allow pie to set up. Let's not kid ourselves, you aren't going to wait an hour. Or maybe you will just take a big 'ol spoonful out of the middle like I did. Chef's prerogative. 


My hubby declared this the best pie I've ever made. I've made a lot of pies, people. Good pies. Those were some dramatic words.



18 comments:

  1. That sounds wonderful. I absolutely LOVE rhubarb anything. It MUST be good if hubby said so! xo Diana

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  2. Of course it's for breakfast. It has fruit AND oatmeal. Looks delicious.

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  3. Yours looks like homemade crust...
    Did you use a prepared crust??
    I usually use the Robin Hood one in a box..just add water..but roll out yourself..
    Looks divine...I made a glorious blueberry coffee cake yesterday..decadent!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  4. This sounds very much like a pie my grandmother and mother made. And I've made it, too. I really love rhubarb pie.

    xo
    Claudia

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  5. This looks delicous. Perfect for breakfast!

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  6. oh i have rhubarb being shipped to me from Alaska right now! I am going to have to try this yummy recipe!

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  7. That pie looks and sounds delicious! Strawberries and rhubarb make a great match. I wish they were in season now, here in Australia. I will make this pie once they are, that's for sure.

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  8. i have recently acquired a taste for rhubarb also. and your pie looks amazing. it should have been in a book!!!

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  9. eric's grandma used to make this pie and my grandpa's very favorite pie was rhubarb-my grandma always made it for him. one of these days I am going to try this...thanks for reminding me of a few really sweet memories i have of rhubarb pie : ) happy thursday to you!

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  10. mmmm. this looks wonderful. would you believe i've never had rhubarb? apparently it's time to remedy that. thinking i could put some of my frozen berries to use for this recipe. and yes, to answer your question, i have 29 jelly jars of strawberry freezer jam :) yum.

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  11. That sounds like the perfect summer dessert! Traci

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  12. I feel completely guilty now...I have my very own rhubarb plant in my garden and didn't make one thing this spring. I did give some to my grandmother. Do you think it's too late to make something? Does it get bitter or go bad on the plant?

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  13. Never eaten rhubarb. What is it like? That pie definitely looks yummy!

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  14. Oh this looks yummy. I may need a dessert tomorrow evening....I might try this. Thanks. Bonnie

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  15. that looks yummy! can you believe i have never tried rhubarb, maybe now i will. thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  16. I think you're ready for a re-do on the corn salad, you rebel, you!

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  17. that looks delish! Thanks for the recipe! t.xoxo

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