Sunday, May 31, 2009

Project #143 - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I've picked about seven pounds of strawberries from the garden so far this year, not counting the half-chewed ones that the ants and beetles got to first. However, I've discovered that the ducks love strawberries, so there is a place even for the berries not fit for human consumption.

We end up eating a lot of my harvest as is, but I save some every year to make my husband's favorite pie, the strawberry rhubarb pie. I've made one every year for the past five years. I even made one once and carried it with me to Japan, sneaking it through customs so Clark could have his favorite dessert while he lived 13 time zones away. I deserve some sort of pie smuggling award.

I can't find the original recipe that I tweaked to get the one I now make every year. I think it is floating around on right now, but there seem to be a hundred strawberry rhubarb pie variations on just that site. Just trust me that somewhere there is a pie recipe somewhat resembling the one below.

  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2 cups of rhubarb (about two medium stalks)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of tapioca pearls
  • 2 9 inch pie crusts
Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees and slice the rhubarb into .5 inch pieces. Slice strawberries your strawberries into smaller pieces and remove tops. Mix the tapioca, sugar and strawberries and rhubarb; let them stand for 10 minutes. Line a 9 inch pan with one of your crusts and pour the fruit mixture into lined pan, cover it with remaining dough and cut vents. Bake the pie for 20 minutes at 400 degrees, then lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes.


Labels: ,

posted by Alison 5/31/2009 11:56:00 PM : (0) comments : splink

site feed


Powered by Blogger
This is a Flickr badge showing items in a set called DIY. Make your own badge here.

My Rules for the year:
• Make something new every day.
• Don't buy anything you can make yourself, especially clothes.

Graphics Homework
Email Me

Very Old Flash Homework:
Old Flash Page

I belong to:

Weblogs Written By Nice People:
» Munsoned in the Middle of Nowhere
» Ben Bonetti
» The Rector's Page
» A Dress A Day
» The Point of Babette

Old Versions:
Fall Leaves
Early to Rise

Old Splash Pages:
Old Splash Pages:
»Original Recipe
»Sketch of Clark
»Big Blob
»Another Big Blob
»Digi Charat Bear
»Linoleum Samples


Search WWW

Current Weather in Pittsburgh, PA: The WeatherPixie