My dad’s favourite pie is rhubarb pie! However he does not like strawberries mixed in with it! Well maybe after this pie he might just change his mind! I had 4 cups of cut of rhubarb, which I thought would be enough but the pan I used I guess was deep and it just didn’t look like enough filling….I had some strawberries and as much as my dad doesn’t like them….I had no choice! I sliced them strawberries up and mixed them in with the rhubarb!
I was worried that it would be too watery, I never baked anything strawberry…to my surprise it wasn’t bad at all, it turned out great! In fact last time I made rhubarb it was more messy than this one!
Like I mentioned in my other rhubarb pie post, I added orange zest to the sugar as that is what my Grandma Beulah used to do.
So daddy did come over and tried my pie….and at first I wasn’t gonna tell him my secret but he started saying how much he doesn’t like the combination of strawberry and rhubarb! I was on the edge of my seat as he was about to take a bite! I was looking at my cousins wife Elise as she was agreeing with him….then all of a sudden I blurted out laughing! I had to tell them there was strawberries in the pie!
Thankfully Elise was just going along with the conversation she actually really likes it! Dad admitted he liked it too….so maybe he might just make the exception for me and my strawberry rhubarb pie! Thank goodness…cause I don’t think I can make it again with out it! It was really good!
This is my adaption of the original recipe from allrecipes.com
To learn about how to prepare rhubarb all-about-rhubarb
What you will need:
- 4 cups rhubarb
- 1-1/3 cups sugar
- 6 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1 -1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle 1/4 of it over pastry in pie plate. Add rhubarb over this mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and flour. Dot with small pieces of butter. Cover with top crust.
- Place pie on lowest rack in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350, and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
- 2 cups unbleached flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup butter +3 tbsp butter
- 2 tsp veg. oil
- 1/3 cup buttermilk