Told you! Strawberry rhubarb pie (with homemade crust!). It was bound to happen ????.
When the rhubarb is ready, spring is truly here. Even with my new #healthgoals, i couldn’t say no to a strawberry rhubarb pie!
I’ve been kicking some serious “get fit” butt by the way! Got a solid week under my belt and feeling great. Plus, we’ve been doing SO GOOD with food. I made a big batch of slow cooker three bean chili on Sunday to last through the week for work out days ????????. Smoothies have obviously made an appearance, and some double chocolate granola with plain yogurt and berries for a sweet but healthier treat.
Still, it’s spring and I need me some strawberry rhubarb pie! I’ve been recipe testing and taste trying for a couple of springtime’s now trying to find the ultimate strawberry rhubarb pie. Finally, I think we’re there! Let’s talk deliciousness.
First off, I’ve figured out a golden ratio for this recipe. Too many strawberries and there’s just too much juice. You want to use a little more rhubarb than strawberries but also use enough of both to fill up your pie. I found 5 cups of rhubarb and 3 cups of strawberries to be just right.
Second, lemon zest instead of lemon juice. Use lemon zest to add great flavor while avoiding adding more liquid to the filling.
Third, try a little brown sugar white sugar combo. I use ¾ of a cup white sugar and ¼ cup of brown sugar. That little bit of brown sugar adds a bit more richness to the pie with a more depth to the flavor.
Forth, strawberry rhubarb pie needs a smidge of ginger. Just a ½ teaspoon of ground ginger will go a long way. You can even use fresh ginger if you have it! Just mince it on up and throw it in the filling.
Fifth, don’t overdo it on the corn starch! ¼ cup is plenty. I also add a little flour just to help everything set up nicely. Too much corn starch can ruin a pie filling by giving the final product a gluey texture.
Finally, a good pie needs a good crust. Especially a pie like this with such a juicy filling! I use straight up butter, a pinch of salt and a little sugar to sweeten up the crust.
Hopefully you enjoy this strawberry rhubarb pie as much as I did! Top a slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and maybe even a drizzle of lemon curd ????????????.Print