Spiced Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 22, 2011

So I actually made this pie last week, before our weekend berry picking adventure.

And I’m tempted to make it again with the berries that I froze “fresh from the farm.”

For this, I cheated and used 2 pre-made pie crusts that I’ve had in the freezer since the holidays. And I say cheated, because I much prefer to use my own…but in a moment of weakness busyness over the holidays, I grabbed a few packages and didn’t end up using them. So now I figured, I better not let them go to waste and just use them up. And enjoy the convenience!

(Note: If you freeze the store bought crusts, just set them out on the counter a few hours before you need to use them and let them come up to room temp before unrolling.)

I even made a pretty lattice top. (Photo instructions here.)

It all baked down to ooey-gooey sweet-tart perfection! Don’t worry if your pie seems kinda “tall” when you put it in the oven…it will shrink down as it bakes!

And also, I recommend baking this with the pie plate on a foil lined cookie sheet. It can make for a bubbly mess in the bottom of your oven if you don’t!

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Spiced Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 store bought crusts, or 1 homemade crust (doubled)
  • 3 cups strawberries (about 1 lb.), halved
  • 2 cups rhubarb, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk, to brush on top

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350, and lightly grease a pie plate with cooking spray.
  • Make the crust/roll out the crust on a lightly floured surface. Place into the pie plate.
  • In a mixing bowl, toss the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie plate. Make a lattice top over the strawberry mixture and pinch the edges together well.
  • Mix the egg yolk with 1 Tbsp water in a small mixing bowl and brush on top of the lattice and edges of the pie crust.
  • Bake in the preheated oven (on a foiled lined baking sheet) for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm with ice cream, or cold (for breakfast!). Yes, it’s OK to eat this for breakfast! ;)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Brochure Template June 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Wow it looks delicious! Is it necessary to put an ice cream?Maybe it’s hard for me to prepare like this one because it takes too much time .

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carrie June 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

That looks great. I’ve never been a big fan of rhubarb, but i would be willing to try it again if it was in a pie like that ;)

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