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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rhubarb and Red Berry Pie


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...When the family gets together there are always requests for pie in various guises. This beauty is known to the gang as Daddy's Birthday Pie. It was Bob's favorite as a child and it was his choice for dessert on his birthday. This version of the pie won best of show at the National Pie Championship. It was created by Susan Gills. Everyone other than Bob swears they dislike it and refuse it when offered. I suspect that's not so because we have a mystery in my kitchen. Let's call it the case of the mysterious shrinking pie. When we went to bed last evening only two slices had been taken from the pie. When I pulled it out for dessert this evening less than a third of the pie remained. My family has a tendency to cut slivers of pie when they think they are unobserved and this pie had been slivered to death. Folks who like tart berry pies will love this rhubarb and red berry pie. It's incredibly easy to make, but you will need lead time, so plan to begin it the night before you intend to serve it. You can use ready-made pie crusts. I make my own but my pastry comes from a recipe on the back of a can of Crisco and it's as easy to make as the filling. Here's the recipe for the mysterious shrinking pie.

Rhubarb-Strawberry-Raspberry Pie
...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup fresh strawberry halves
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 cups rhubarb pieces, cut in 1/2-inch dice
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pastry for a two crust pie

Directions:
1) Mix sugar and flour in a bowl. Add berries and rhubarb and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
2) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3) Line a 9-inch pie pan with pastry. Pour berry mixture into pan, dot with butter and drizzle with lemon juice.
4) Cover top of pie with remaining pastry, crimping edges to seal and create a decorative border. Cut vents into pie and brush with milk.
5) Bake pie for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 350 degrees F. and bake for 40 to 50 minutes longer, or until crust is golden brown.

40 comments:

Mary said...

Oh that's so funny about the case of the missing pie. Those "not me" folks get around don't they?

Martha said...

Looks wonderful and I love your story -- about the "shrinking" --

Debbie said...

The pie looks and sound delicious. I can totally understand how it would shrink overnight!!!

Selba said...

What a wonderful pie! I really like the color of the berries :)

Natashya said...

Totally delicious! I love berry pies.. and peach pies.. and apple..
My birthday is in September, in case you were thinking of fashioning a Natashya's birthday pie...

Cathy said...

Delicious looking pie, Mary. Love the addition of raspberries to the classic strawberries and rhubarb. That's a funny story.

My Mom really believed that, if she ate only a half cookie at a time, there weren't any calories in it.

Lisa said...

Mmmmmnnn! Nice flaky crust.

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmmmmmmm. Just mmmmmmm. I could go for a slice of that please...and super size it for me.

Happy Tuesday Mary.

Puna said...

I'm a rhubarb pie enthusiast but I've never had it with anything other than strawberries. What a different take on it this is.

Lori said...

I'd like to sliver that pie a few times. My new fruit obsession in rhubarb. I think it s a pretty good obsession as obsessions go.

Finsmom said...

We visited my family last weekend, and my mom sent me home with an INSANE amount of rhubarb - what a tasty way to use it up!

Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

girlichef said...

LOL...same around here...a sliver here, a sliver there! Looks perfect :D

Ann said...

That looks fabulous and super deslih

Bridgett said...

We always have missing pie slices around here as well! I love the tart flavors used here and would love to give this one a go. Gorgeous photo as well!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning My Precious Angel Mary, I just had to pop over this morning and get my palet going for the day. I would like a slice of that pie and ice cream, and yes I know it is only 9 in the morning here. I just can't resist it. A glass of ice tea would be delightful also. I would so love to have tea with you. Thanks for sharing my friend. I always love to come here in the morning. It starts my day off right. Country Hugs and Love, Sherry

Joycee said...

My alltime favorite pie! Thanks so much for sharing the story.

bewitchingkitchen said...

I have been longing to cook with rhubarb for more than a year now... Never been able to find it in markets around here. So frustrating!

this recipe sounds wonderful...

Lynda said...

This pie would shrink in my house too, Mary! I love your addition of rasberries and would love to have a very large slice of this now with my coffee!

Karen said...

Haha... what a mystery ;) I'm sure this pie tastes as good as it looks!

Catherine said...

I just picked rhubarb and thought oh another rhubarb tart is sorta boring, what else could I do?then I saw your post on my blogfeed! Heaven sent for sure! I will have a go, as I have pastry made already, and while I only have a few fresh strawbs from the garden as they are finished, I have frozen ones which are fine, and will get raspberries, should be nice. Have everything so. Off I go! Thanks a lot.
Catherine

My Little Space said...

Mary, can we exchange food? Two, no, make it three cheezy sausage breads for a slice of your yummy pie...pls! he he

Rachel said...

Rhubarb grew in our farm back in my hometown....missing them since I moved to the city..

oneshotbeyond said...

I haven't tried this pie yet...I have no idea what rhubarb tastes like! Looks gorgeous inside.

the ungourmet said...

So, you've got yourself some pie bandits eh?

The is a really nice flavor combination and very pretty!

Elaine said...

I will absolutely have to try this one. My hubby loves rhubarb pie. So of course he loves strawberry-rhubarb pie too. I don't know how I could possibly miss with this one since raspberries are his favorite berry! Great idea!

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

mmm .. that pie looks mighty tasty Mary! I havent had rhubarb pie in ages, and we go have some growing out back ... hmmm

i am guilty of always just picking the filling out of pies ... makes for quite an unattractive left over pie haha

Baking Monster said...

I have never had anything with rhubarb I should try this!

Gaby said...

Mary this looks so beautiful! Great Job

Lori E said...

My mouth is gushing right now. This looks so fresh and delicious.

Debinhawaii said...

Gorgeous pie--I love berry pies and that crust is amazing!

Pam said...

Must wipe drool off of keyboard. This pie looks PERFECT!

Katy ~ said...

This pie sounds FABULOUS! I would love its tartness.

For the life of me I've had the worst luck with the back-of-the-Crisco-can pie crust recipe. For years, it was my pastry recipe but for whatever reason it has stopped working for me and I now use another recipe. Your crust looks terrific!!

Lance @ FoodBlogs.com said...

Mary, Congrats! This post was our www.FoodBlogs.com post of the day. Great post!

Mary said...

Lance, I am really appreciative! Thank you for the shout out. I love the work you're doing.

Sasha said...

I'm a newly found rhubarb lover although I've yet to cook with it myself.

This pie looks great! In my house, it would be the "not-so-mysteriously vanishing" pie : /

Lisa said...

I've just come around to adoring Rhubarb Pie this year. this variation sounds wonderful. I'll have to try it!

Catherine said...

Just to say I made this today and it is delicious! I made my own pastry (see it on some recipes on my blog) and varied it slightly as I didn't soak the fruit for hours, just mixed it all up added sugar and put in pastry shell with flour sprinkled on base. Served it to friends who dropped in unexpectedly tonight when it was just out of the oven, with fresh whipped cream - divine! A lovely variation on plain old rhubarb!
Thanks for sharing it.
Catherine

Mary said...

Catherine, I'm so glad you enjoyed the pie. I hope you'll visit with us often.

Kristin said...

This sounds wonderful, we have also had this "mystery" at our house. Thank you so much for your kind comments today, that was very sweet.

Donna-FFW said...

A slice of this with some ice cream on top is my idea of perfection!

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