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!