Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ahhh, the last of the rhubarb. Or is it? I found a few new shoots out there today. I had a little rhubarb left and two containers of strawberries I had bought on sale that needed to be used. I was bringing treats to work, so they lucked out and got both Lemon Cheese bars and a pie.
Pretty red fruit

Grandma's pie pan

Dude enjoying left over strawberries

I even had a few strawberries left to macerate for some angel food cake for Dude.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
Crust for two crust pie
4 cups rhubarb, cut into half inch slices
4 cups strawberries, cut into similar sized pieces
6 TBSP instant tapioca
1 TBSP Triple Sec
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1-1/2 cup sugar
more sugar for top
more Triple Sec for top
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place one pie crust in pie tin. Combine the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar and instant tapioca. Stir to combine and let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in liquor and nutmeg. Pour into pie crust; top with second crust. Brush Triple Sec on top crust; sprinkle with sugar. Cover rim of pie to protect crust edges. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower temp to 350 and bake for another 35 minutes.
This was formed out of necessity. I had a recipe written down but must have set in butter as there was a grease spot on it that erased some of the measurements and it originally called for orange juice which I had none of on hand. I was concerned about the tapioca at first as it doesn't absorb into filling when sitting on counter, but does magically thicken and disappear when baked. The liquor worked fine and gave it a very slight orange taste that everyone at work enjoyed. It smelled amazing in here while it bake!


Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Your pie looks amazing!

buffalodick said...

Those two flavors are made for each other!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious. I am such a dessert person. Now I'm in the mood to bake a pie like yours!

grace said...

i have no use for rhubarb unless strawberries are also involved. pie crust and triple sec are simply an added bonus. :)

Hungry Dog said...

That is a perfect looking pie! Strawberries and rhubarb are heavenly together. I just love rhubarb, period. I made some rhubarb streusel bars today which I will be posting about soon.

Pam said...

I only eat rhubarb with strawberries... this pie is making my mouth water.

Katherine Aucoin said...

These flavors are so perfect for Spring. After looking at your pictures, how could anyone say no to a slice of your pie!

Cheryl said... mom used to make this for me in the summertime. I was just tellng hubby the other day I wanted to make one, thanks for the recipe!

Monica H said...

Your pie looks perfect Tami. I've never had rhubarb and now I'm kicking myself.

I still need to make those lemon cheese bars- yuM!

Alea said...

Your pie look delicious! My strawberries are just starting to ripen and I have lots of rhubarb, so I predict a yummy pie is in my family's future.

Cynthia said...

Ah pie... wish I could have a piece right now.

Bob said...

Gorgeous pie! Heh, at first I thought your Dude was just eating a bowl of macerated strawberries. I've done that, it's a good time. ;)