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Saturday, 21 May 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

I read on my friend the "other" Marie's page that according to Harold Camping, the world is supposed to end today at 6 PM. I don't know if that is Greenwich Mean Time, or Mountain Time or what time . . . but, well . . . you know how those things go!

Anyways, I got to thinking if the world really was going to end today, I wanted to go out with my tummy filled with delicious things . . . things like fish and chips, and chocolate, albeit not eaten at exactly the same time, and possibly a steak and a baked potato, a slice of pizza or two, a couple pieces of fried chicken . . . (I know, I'm a glutton) and a big piece of pie! A la Mode, please.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie is one of my favourites and I just happened to pick up a couple of punnets of fresh English Strawberries at the grocery store yesterday. However did I know that the world was going to end today and that I would need to make a pie??? Call it intuition, I guess. Scary!!

Anyways, we ate one punnet of them together, the Toddster and I . . . sat next to each other on the sofa armed with a tiny bowl of sugar and paper towels. Oh my . . . one just cannot beat the taste of a fresh English Strawberry in season. They were so sweet and yummy, we did not even need the sugar . . . but juicy enough that we did need the paper towels. Strawberry Heaven for sure.

I had in mind to make a lovely sponge filled with berries with the rest, but then . . . when I heard of the imminent demise of the world . . . I knew that nothing but a pie would do.

And this is a lovely pie, smelling and tasting of spring. If ya gotta go, this is the only way to go!

I had mine neat . . . with some ice cream . . . but that Todd. He had his with custard. You just cannot teach an old dog new tricks, even if the end is nigh . . .

*Strawberry Rhubarb Pie*
makes one 9-inch pie
Printable Recipe

Strawberries and rhubarb are a beautiful marriage of springtime/early summer flavours!

1 (400g) punnet of strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters if large (slightly less than 1 pound)
8 stick of rhubarb, washed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
300g of sugar (1 1/2 cups)
2 TBS flour
1 TBS butter
pastry for one two crust 9-inch pie

Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7. Roll out half of the pastry in a round large enough to line a 9-inch pie dish, allowing for an overhang. Line the bottom of the dish with pastry. Place on a baking sheet. Set aside.

Combine the fruit, sugar and flower in a bowl, mixing all together well. Pour into the prepared pie crust. Dot with the butter.

Roll the remainder of the pastry out into a round. Cut into strips and lay over the top of the fruit in a lattice pattern. Trim and flute the edges.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4 for an additional 30 to 35 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crust is nicely browned.

Place on a wire rack to cool and serve slightly warm and cut into wedges.

If you'd like to know an easy way to make a lattice crust check out this video below. I used my handy lattice cutter for mine, but I wish I had done it in the traditional way. I've never been able to make it come out quite as nice using the cutter.

PS - I really hope I am here tomorrow to cook and eat again . . . but just in case none of us are . . . I hope ya know I had a good time!


  1. This is my very favorite kind of pie and this looks so good! I hadn't heard that the world is to end tomorrow...oh well, I'll worry about it then! ;D

  2. Marie, you are too funny!
    I like the delicate lattice that your lattice-cutter makes. Such a pretty pie.

  3. Better eat all the pie today just in case, lol.This is a favorite pie with us and was talking about this pie yesterday!Have a super day Marie

  4. Marie you will smile when you see one of my next posts..I just made a very similar one..but the uncanny part is that our pies look like twins..same latticed top..same overflowing rhubarb juice:)

    I like it:)That they look similar:)

  5. If the world was to end and I knew of it, I think I would spend the whole day eating Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.
    It is literally the most divine thing on this earth.
    I LOVE it!
    In fact I have some Rhubarb in the freezer that I have been hoarding away to make my Birthday Pie with.

  6. Absolutely Marie, look yummy and nice, have a nice weekend, send you huggs my friend, gloria

  7. Oh, I laughed out loud! I agree, eating strawberry/rhubarb pie would be the way to go! The world has not ended here in North Dakota, either!


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