Mama’s little baby loves bebop-a-rebop, bebop-a-rebop, rhubarb pie! If you don’t know that song yet, you should. Watch here. Actually, I have never heard of rhubarb until I started listening to A Prairie Home Companion a few years back. It kinda looks like a redish celery. Apparently, hubby’s grandma frequently made rhubarb pie for him and the siblings when they were growing up in Indiana. Well, no one ever made me any rhubarb anything — until now. And, boy, did I ever get a lovely treat after a long work day! Hubby made my first-ever strawberry-rhubarb pie, with made-from-scratch pie-crust and all. Isn’t it a beauty?
To make: Three Step Bebop-Rebop Stawberry-Rhubarb Pie (modified from Betty Crocker’s Coobook 2001)
Two-crust pie pastry – see below for link to recipe
2 to 2 1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups of sliced strawberries
3 cups of 1/2-inch pieces of rhubarb
1 tablespoon butter
First make the Best Buttery Pie Crust Ever from the July 2009 issue of Gourmet magazine. You cannot go wrong with this recipe. Butter makes all the difference!
Second, make the pie filling. Mix sugar and flour in large bowl then fold the rhubarb and strawberries in the mix until they are coated in sugary goodness.
Third, put it all together. Line the pie plate with one of your Best Buttery Pie Crust Ever and spread in (as evenly as possible) the rhubarb/strawberry sugary goodness mix. Cut butter into small pieces and sprinkle over the rhubarb/strawberry goodness. Cover with the remaining Best Buttery Pie Crust Ever. Seal both pie crusts together and flute (essentially, pinch the edges of the pie between your knuckles). Slit the top of the pie crust as shown in the picture above (for ventilation).
Now you’re ready to bake. 55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through the slits in the crust. Cool for about 2 hours, unless you just cannot resist the sweet-tart aroma emanating from your creation. It is advisable to let the pie set, relax, and chill for it to be at its tasty best — so please be patient. Enjoy!