It’s truly, truly very good.
I’m so pleased to finally share a strong strawberry rhubarb pie recipe with you. This is in fact a recipe I played around with a handful of days ago and even though I have weeks of material stored in my drafts, I couldn’t hold off on sharing this one particular.
How awesome are rhubarb desserts? It’s taken me many years to warm up to them. Factors like strawberry rhubarb pie, rhubarb crisp, crumble, cake, the total rhubarb shebang. To be truthful, strawberry rhubarb pie never ever stood a chance when I was growing up. Mom always had it about and whilst absolutely everyone else seemed to rave about it, I couldn’t get on board with… magenta celery pie. I indicate when you’re 12, you’ll pretty considerably convince your self anything and if rhubarb seems to be like celery, I’m definitely not eating it for dessert.
MY MY MY. Appear how the tables have turned. Never ever did I imagine myself saying the words “my favored strawberry rhubarb pie” and never ever did I think about myself writing about it on the internet because the net ties up mom and dad’s landline and I want to be a dolphin trainer when I grow up.
Also, what is a site?
18 years later, magenta celery pie is at the best of my checklist. Let’s get appropriate into it due to the fact I have a hankering this will be your favourite recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie too.
Strawberry and rhubarb are meant to be since the sweet taste of strawberries balances out rhubarb’s tart/sour bite. Rhubarb is fantastic in pies, crumbles, crisps, and the sort due to the fact it requirements all the sugar it can get. I like to use an practically equal quantity of strawberries and rhubarb in the pie filling: about 3 cups of chopped rhubarb to two and 1/2 cups strawberries. Strawberries allow out so considerably juice, so I like to have a slightly reduced amount.
If you’ve by no means cooked or baked with rhubarb ahead of, have no dread. It’s offered in the grocery shop without its leaves (they’re toxic!) and can be prepped the identical way as celery. Give the stalks a good wash, cut off each ends and slice. You’ll want one/2 inch slices for this pie.
One particular common problem with strawberry rhubarb pie is the total “mushy puddle” predicament. Bottom line: the filling is recognized to be a soupy mess. I asked around and discovered that instantaneous tapioca is normally the fix. I didn’t have any tapioca in my cupboards and wasn’t about to demonstrate my encounter in the grocery shop Once more that day, so cornstarch was my choice. It was perfect– every time I attempted it. I didn’t have a sloppy issue when cutting into the pie utilizing cornstarch, which is exactly what I was hoping for. To combat the mushy puddle predicament, I basically spooned the filling into the crust– leaving all the pooled liquid behind.
Also in the filling: orange juice. Just a smidge of it– one Tablespoon. It pairs so wonderfully with strawberry and rhubarb. Mom likes to use a combine of brown and white sugars, which tugs at my heart strings. All hail brown sugar’s taste!
Also: pats of butter to make factors rich.
I haven’t even pointed out the pie crust however! I often use my regular pie crust recipe simply because it’s the best of each worlds: flaky and buttery. A combine of shortening and butter produce the absolute ideal texture. I won’t get into also significantly detail these days but shortening assists generate that flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Butter will get us that unparalleled flavor. Make positive each of these fats are cold. When the unwanted fat melts as the pie bakes, its steam aids to separate the crust into numerous flaky layers. You won’t get that with warm butter and warm shortening.
I used a lattice pie crust topping because it’s traditional and lovely. It’s my go-to way to decorate a pie. By the way, do you SEE those flaky layers in the crust? I want to bake 50 pies this summertime just so I can consume this pie crust as a lot as possible.
Include coarse sugar on top for a small pie sparkle.
You can switch up the pie’s topping. Maybe you want a crumble topping like from my apple crumble pie? Go for it.
My only request is that you finish her off with a pile vanilla ice cream. There’s no other way to consume magenta celery pie, okay?