Okay, full disclosure here. In the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie war, we do not have a clear winner!
As I've previously shared, as soon as the first tender rhubarb stalks start poking up thru the warm soil, we start planning our rhubarb cooking and baking. The season is way too short for me, and the list of favorite rhubarb recipes is LONG - so it is always a battle of the favorites!
After the Rhubarb Jam is cooling on the counter, I always move on to the next prioritized Rhubarb recipe - fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie!
I always make two - one for the family to enjoy, and one for Skipper to have all to himself. And this is his favorite recipe - and yes, he eats the entire pie - although never at one sitting!
MY favorite recipe is Strawberry Rhubarb CUSTARD Pie, but he prefers this basic Fresh Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Don't get me wrong, this pie is absolutely delicious - but it's all about what tickles your tastebuds!
The combination of tender rhubarb with ripe juicy strawberries is a fruity match made in heaven. The sweetness of the fruit balances out the tartness of the rhubarb, baking into a beautiful, glorious, sweetly tart RED pie.
The little touch of fresh ground nutmeg in this recipe sets it apart from your typical Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. And I guess that is appropriate - because my hubby is just a little bit "nutty" - just one of the things I love about him!
Hope that you enjoy his favorite recipe more than you love mine - just leaves more of that for the rest of us - but you will have to arm-wrestle him for the last piece!
As a spring rite, as soon as the first tender rhubarb stalks start poking up thru the warm soil, we start planning our rhubarb cooking and baking. The season is short, and the list of favorite rhubarb recipes is long - so it is always a battle of the favorites!
Rhubarb Jam is always first, but next on the list is two Strawberry Rhubarb Pies - one for the family to enjoy, and one for Skipper to have all to himself!
The combination of rhubarb with strawberries or raspberries is a fruity match made in heaven! The sweetness of the fruit balances out the tartness of the rhubarb, baking into a beautiful, glorious, sweetly tart pink pie.
This is my favorite recipe and the way that my Mom always made it - with a wonderful custard filling! Skipper grew up with a more simple Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, without the custard, so as long as I make his favorite recipe as well, there is peace in the family!
I'm getting so hungry smelling the sweet aroma of this pie....and looking at these pictures, that I think I need a piece right now!
So fresh, so custardy, so perfectly strawberry and rhubarb - just plain perfect in every way! Hope that you enjoy MY recipe as well!
This is an old-time family favorite recipe - I remember Grandma and Great-Grandma making these in the 1970's, and they were a staple at most picnics and backyard parties that I can remember.
The hard part now is finding cans of Hershey Syrup - the original recipe calls for a 16 ounce can of Hershey Syrup, which is practically impossible to find. If you ask people what 16 ounces mean, many will tell you that it is two cups - but the 16 ounce can actually is measured by weight, and holds only 1-1/2 cups of chocolate syrup.
Very easy to make - very moist and extremely chocolately - almost like a flourless chocolate cake. I like to garnish with fresh raspberries or strawberries - but these are also absolutely wonderful served with a scoop of fresh vanilla ice cream, and then drizzled with a spoonful of the hot Fudge Icing - so good!