Spring is quickly turning to summer and that means strawberry season is here. And rhubarb. What better way to enjoy it than with a classic Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie! Strawberries from our neighbor’s U-Pick berry patch and rhubarb from our own garden make for the perfect dessert. It’s such a favorite that our oldest son has requested strawberry-rhubarb pie in lieu of a birthday cake. Now that he’s grown and has a family of his own I still make bake one up in his honor (Happy Birthday Brent!)
Classic Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 4 TBsp instant tapioca
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- dash of salt
- 4 c. rhubarb (cut into 1/2″ pieces)
- 3 c. sliced strawberries
- Double-Crust pie shell (ready-made or using recipe below)
Stir together sugar, tapioca, nutmeg and salt. Mix with rhubarb and strawberries. Let stand 15 minutes. Line deep-dish pie pan with pie crust. Pour fruit mixture into crust. Cover with second pie crust. Be sure to cut vent holes with a sharp knife, or cut crust into strips and weave across top. Seal around edges of pie. For an extra special touch, lightly brush pie crust with milk using a pastry brush and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cover edges with strips of foil. Bake 25 minutes at 375, remove foil strips, bake another 25 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing. Delicious served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Basic Recipe for Double-Crust Pie
- 2 c. flour
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 c. shortening
- 6-7 TBsp. cold water
Stir together flour and salt. Using 2 forks or a pastry cutter, cut in shortening until pieces are about the size of small peas. Add water 1 TBsp at a time, mixing with a fork just enough for dough to hold together. Separate into two portions. Roll half into a large circle on a well-floured surface, place into pie pan. Roll second half in same manner and place over top of pie filling, crimping edges to seal.
I hope you are enjoying the fruits of this season. What strawberry dishes have you been serving to your family?
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Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com says
I love the combo of rhubarb and strawberries! This looks delish, and so I will be getting out the last of the rhubarb I froze last year 🙂 Good reminder to me! Thank you and God bless you!
Thank you Jacquie – enjoy that last bit of rhubarb!
Would you believe I have never had rhubarb before Linda? But it looks yummy. Have a great rest of the week.
Oh, Wanda, you really must try it! I highly recommend it, and it is especially tasty this time of year 🙂 Thank you for stopping in and commenting. Have a blessed day!
Rachel Kathyg @ onlinesisterhood says
Linda, your pie looks just lovely! I pinned it to try. My dear late father loved, loved strawberry rhubarb pie. He had an elderly cousin that used to make this pie for him on occasion. It has been so long since I have tasted this flavor combination. Cannot wait to make this sometime. Thanks so much for sharing:) Following you now on g+. Found at the hearts 4 home linky. Have a wonderful weekend.
thank you 🙂 so happy I could bring back good memories and inspire you to bring back that flavor of the old days. I’ll be looking for you on g+ and thanks for joining in the hearts for home party – Blessings!
Georgeann Forester says
Could someone please tell me what kind of taste do strawberries and rhubarb have together in a pie? It really sounds good, but I have never had a piece of strawberry-rhubarb pie…. Thank you!
Georgeann, the strawberry/rhubarb combination is unique – a bit of sweet and tart together that is mouth-watering! To me, it is the ultimate taste of early summer. I hope you get the chance to try it one day soon, I highly recommend it!
I have never tried rhubarb. You have inspired me! Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Hope you can join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-3.html
You really must, Lisa! I hope you get the chance to try. I always enjoy visiting your New Recipe link up – thank you for hosting 🙂
Regina Partain says
Thank you for linking up on Pintastic Pinteresting Parrty. My mother loved Rhubarb Pie and I am sure she would have enjoyed this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.
I find many people think they won’t care for rhubarb, but are often pleasantly surprised 🙂 To me, enjoying rhubarb means winter is over and summer is here! Thank you for sharing memories of your mother with me. Blessings!
Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama says
Oh my, how I want this pie.;) Although normally I live in the land of chocolate, when I leave it, I do love to visit the land of strawberry-rhubarb. MUST make this soon. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing…stopping by from Encouraging Hearts and Home!
oh, I hear you! I wanted to make this pie before visiting our son last month, it’s his favorite, but no one had rhubarb ready yet. The grocery stores near me had not even stocked it. And so, now’s the time! I hope you get the change to bake and enjoy something rhubarb 🙂 Glad you stopped by!
Anna of stuffedveggies says
It warms my heart to see this recipe! My late Father and all his family were known for making great Strawberry-Rhubarb pies. It was the family signature dessert. Unfortunately, my Father died when I was very young, and I never got the recipe. Now, everyone who knew it has passed away, along with their pie-making secrets. Such a blessing to see it here.
oh, it makes me happy to be able to bring you this recipe! It’s a much-loved one for my family, too 🙂 I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as we do, along with sweet family memories!
Melynda Brown says
What a beautiful pie! Pinned!