Saturday, April 26, 2008

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

strawberry rhubarb pie, originally uploaded by mysterybridgers.

I was looking for recipes for the week in the Gardener's Community Cookbook and came across a strawberry rhubarb pie recipe that sounded very good (the recipe even called for an oil crust that is remarkably similar to the Ten Talents stir and roll pie crust recipe). I had never had strawberry rhubarb pie before and thought that it might be worth a try (I love strawberries and I love pie, so what is not to like?). I didn't know if they would have rhubarb or the small tapioca granules the recipe called for at the co-op, so I put it on the grocery list as a maybe and decided only to make it if they had the necessary ingredients.

The baking section had the tapioca granules I needed and then I went over to the produce section and lo and behold there was rhubarb right above the strawberries. So this pie was meant to be.

As I was making the pie everything that went into it smelled really good so I figured the end product had to be good. The finished product was super tasty. In fact i would have to say that it is one of the best pies I have ever made.


Barb said...

I'm glad that your pie came out yummy.
I tried to make it once and it tasted so bad. I told myself that it was a waste to time and strawberries. - Barb

Optimistic said...

I think the key is to find the right recipe because I can see how a strawberry rhubarb pie could go really wrong. Also this particular recipe was pretty fast after all of the slicing is done.

I think that one of the reasons why it took me so long to make a strawberry pie is that I love raw strawberries so much that it seemed like a waste to cook them. I think that I still prefer raw strawberries, but the pie is a close second.