Our Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe always makes an appearance as one of the first signs of Spring!
You know when you think about cooking up some tasty treats, fire up the BBQ, and start to plan family picnics, especially for those amazing long weekends.
Think you don’t have time to bake a pie? Or you’ve never made pie crust before?
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Fruit pies are perfect choices for beginner pastry chefs and pie bakers.
This post was originally published April 21, 2015, and updated February 28, 2020.
And with Spring just around the corner, doesn’t your mouth start to water just thinking about all the delicious fruit pies we can make, especially this homemade old fashioned strawberry rhubarb pie!
One of the first plants that usually pops up on a vegetable garden in North America is the lowly rhubarb plant.
Yet when the tender spring stalks are cooked with the right amount of sugar and spice, a delicious pie is the result!
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Combining rhubarb with either fresh or frozen strawberries results in an old fashioned strawberry rhubarb pie.
The taste is like a sweet and tangy ambrosia, with a strawberry rhubarb pie filling that tastes just like homemade strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum!
Tips for making this Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
- The trick to choosing rhubarb for pies is to pick or choose the youngest, tender stalks and peel them.
- Thick stalks may look like more, and a shorter way to fill your measuring cup, but the older stalks become woody, and you or your guest will be picking a straw like material out of their teeth. Need I say more?
- Following the recipe instructions exactly.
- Prepare the strawberries and let them rest, so that the extra juices drain away. We don’t want soggy bottoms!
- Always bake fruit pies at a higher temperature for 10 to 15 minutes, and then turn your oven back as instructed below in the recipe card.
- Let the pie cool completely for about 3-4 hours. Experts say that this lets the filling thicken.
- Chill until you are ready to serve.
How to make the best strawberry rhubarb pie recipe….
Should you refrigerate strawberry rhubarb pie?
I usually refrigerate all fruit pies. The strawberry rhubarb pie filling might start to thin if left out in a warm room, so I like to keep it in the refrigerator and then take it out about 15 minutes before serving.
What does a strawberry rhubarb pie taste like?
Pure ambrosia! A sweet and tart combination, juicy strawberries and soft ripe rhubarb with just the right amount of sugar.
Do you have to peel rhubarb for pie?
I usually do when using fresh rhubarb, but not the really thin, young stalks.
How do you thicken a strawberry rhubarb pie?
I use cornstarch to thicken, like I set out in the recipe. Some folks use tapioca as a thickener too, but I prefer cornstarch. However fruit pies are always juicy, that’s what makes them so delicious!
How long does strawberry rhubarb pie stay good?
Honestly, pies don’t last very long in our home to find out! But I would expect it would keep 3 to 5 days in the fridge. Or you could freeze your pie until it’s ready to be used.
And if you love strawberries, please check out my other strawberry pie recipe!
Doesn’t the lattice top crust look spectacular?
This is very easy to put together, and basically all you do is roll out the top crust, and then using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter even, cut your strips as evenly as you can.
Then you just weave them back and forth!
Follow my recipe for Five Steps to Perfect Pie Crust You will need enough for a two crust pie.
Now you know I believe that homemade is always best, but if you don’t have time or have never made pie crust from scratch, frozen or ready made piecrust to the rescue!
There are lots of brands on the market.
However, should you be curious and want to learn more, head on over to How to Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust.
It’s a full tutorial, with a step by step video and ebook!
So many people love this recipe! I hope you do too and will give it a 5 star rating. xo
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