One of my favorite things to do with strawberries is to combine them with rhubarb. Strawberries and rhubarb is one of those classic flavour combinations and with good reason. The tart rhubarb goes really well with strawberries and I could not let the summer go by without making at least one thing with them. Normally I like to go with a simple strawberry and rhubarb crumble or crisp as they are super easy to throw together but this year I wanted to try making a pie. I still have not mastered the art of pie pastry yet so I have been looking for excuses to practice and a strawberry and rhubarb pie was a perfect one. Pies are a bit more challenging to make and with this one I did alright with the crust but I did forget to add the cornstarch to the filling so it was a bit wetter than I would have liked. Despite the mistake the pie turned out great! The crust was nice and golden brown and light and flaky. The filling tasted amazing and of course the essential scoop of melting vanilla ice cream finished it off perfectly.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
- 3 cups strawberries (cleaned, hulled and sliced)
- 3 cups rhubarb (cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 lemon (juice and zest)
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 pinch cardamom (ground)
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 egg white (lightly beaten)
- 1 tablespoon water
- Mix the strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice and zest in a large bowl and let sit for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle the cornstarch and cardamom on and mix it in.
- Pour the mixture into a pastry lined pie dish.
- Top with the other pastry crusts, crimp the sides closed and slice some holes in the top.
- Mix the egg white and water and brush onto the pie crust.
- Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 350F/180C and bake until it is golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.
Strawberry and rhubarb are just so perfect together. I love that yin and yangness that they have.
Great combo! Rhubarb is the flavour of my childhood! 🙂
Ciao Chow Linda says
One of my all-time favorites. You did a good job for someone not used to making pie pastry.
Saee Koranne-Khandekar says
Oooooh, look at that color!
that looks gorgeous! such a classic 🙂
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
OMG, that pie looks so delicious!
colorful and inviting !
It looks so pretty..perfect with ice cream..
What a great pairing of flavours and I just love pie – well who doesn’t?
Happy Canada Day, Kevin!!
This was one of my favorite summer pies growing up! lovely!
This is a favorite combination of mine! Happy Canada Day, Kevin
Try my strawberry pie, Kevin. I, too, lack pie skills, but this was easy and delicious! I think I'll go find rhubarb and try yours soon.
Looks awesome Kevin…You come up with such interesting things almost everyday – WOW !!
I agree – strawberries and rhubarb were made for each other! this looks great.
THANKS FOR THIS RECIPE KEVIN!
It's my hubby's favorite – even though we are doing south beach, I may make mini pies for the 4th this weekend!
As much as I love the taste of strawberry and rhubarb together, it's really the texture of the rhubarb that I adore. It's just perfect. Anyone else like this? I guess texture is really important to me when it comes to food. That's why I just can't seem to enjoy tofu. *wrinkles nose*
WOW this looks like a wonderful dessert especially for summer…. so bright and looks great with the dollap of icecream! YUM!
Look at that amazing color! Inspite of the mistake, it does look excellent!
Great recipe and photo, as usual.
I bet all that extra juice was great over the ice cream!
Look at the color of the pie! Magnificent Kevin!
Cookin' Canuck says
It looks as though you did a great job with your pie. The colors are beautiful and the crust is mouth-watering.
Great looking pie! I like that your rhubarb still has some "body" to it and isn't just mush.
My favourite pie! Looks drool worthy!
Look at that color!
Certainly one of the best pie combinations there are.
MONONOKE KITCHEN says
You have an wonderful blog, with such amazing recipes and photos!
Greetings from Bucharest!
Yum, this looks really delicious! Rhubarb is totally under used as far as i'm concerned.
I'm a bit rhubarbed out by this point in the year, but the colour is just beautiful! And it was red and white for Canada Day 🙂
Arabic Bites says
The pie looks fantastic!
the color of that juice on the white plate is searing my cornea!! in a good way though! mmmmmmm … can just imagine the aromas permeating your kitchen right now …
cardamon was an intriguing component, not one i'd thought of adding to either strawberries or rhubarb…
I love rhubarb in every way, shape and form. The pie looks great. Recently I've been trying to force myself to go beyond pie and crisp and play with rhubarb in other ways also.
This is at the top of my list and my husband's favorite. My mom grows rhubarb in her yard and we always had it fresh many times over the summer growing up. And we never had it without vanilla ice cream. I'm going to have to try your recipe!
I recently tried this recipe for strawberry & avocado salsa from cookinglight and it is AMAZING. I think you would really like it.
What an excellent pie Kevin! Looks absolutely fab! MMMMMMMMM,….!!!
gus goodwin says
My daughter and I made your pie today. I made the inside and she made the crust. This is definitely the best pie ever! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
This is the pie crust recipe if interested: