Friday, May 20, 2011

Rhubarb Pie

I made a Rhubarb Pie this morning. I've been meaning to make one all week at the request of one of my sons, but happened to catch a nasty bug that's been making the rounds. This morning I felt much better so went out to the garden for the first rhubarb pick of the season.  I added a few blackberries to make up the volume when there wasn't quite enough. I wonder how this combination will work?  I'm kind of a purist when it comes to rhubarb and typically don't like any other fruit added to it. 

I'm not sure if I can name a favorite pie....but if I had to, this one would surely be in the running. I just love Rhubarb Pie! My boys like it, too. When they were much younger they hoped there would be one waiting in my parents kitchen when went to visit. There often was. In fact, the plants in our garden are transplants from their yard. I remember moving into that house at age nine where they grew, and still do, in a patch by the shed.  I was a little fascinated and nervous when my mom cooked some up one day. I had never seen or heard of it before, but she knew what to do. I've been a big fan ever since.

Just curious: When it comes to making pie crust, do you mix by hand or with the food processor? I used the food processor for this crust. I think the pastry is easier to roll out, but find the ones mixed by hand flakier. And truthfully, I choose flaky over ease of rolling. My husband can attest to this as it's the one thing I hope for/comment on if we decide to order a slice in a restaurant. I think he thinks I'm a little high maintenance in this regard......but really......a flaky crust adds so much to the overall pie eating experience......

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


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