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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Strawberry Pie for Dad

Most individuals look forward to a birthday cake my daddy was never in that category. He always preferred a piece of pie rather than cake. With his birthday falling with warm weather but not summer yet it was a great time with both rhubarb and strawberries in season. So many times my mother would make him a rhubarb strawberry pie. So today, have a piece on me.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Barely adapted from Bon Appetit April 1997, via
For crust
3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
7 tablespoons (about) ice water (I started with 6 tablespoons, and added a bit more when I rolled out the dough)

For filling 
3 1/2 cups 1/2-inch-thick slices trimmed rhubarb (1 1/2 pounds untrimmed)
1 16-ounce container strawberries, hulled, halved (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk beaten to blend with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)


  1. My dad used to make TONS of pies - a lot like this - when I was younger... Now, he probably only stick to 2 or 3 types of pies that he loves the most!! If I made him a pie, I know he'd be very impressed!

  2. Looks and sounds delicious. My husband would prefer a pie also.


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