Friday, May 20, 2011

My Prettiest Pie

From Emerald Apron's Kitchen

Strawberries are just around the corner here, and I can't wait! Rhubarbis in full swing right now, and I love to combine the two into this gorgeous pie. A lattice crust is easy and impressive, so just try it if you've never made one before.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Lattice Crust

■1 quart strawberries, hulled and chopped into large pieces
■3-4 big stalks of rhubarb, sliced
■3/4 cup sugar
■3 heaping Tbsp cornstarch
■dough for 2-crusted pie
■1 egg
■1 tsp sugar

Combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Line a pie pan with one crust, then roll out the second crust and slice it into 1-inch strips. I find a pizza cutter works well for this task. Pour the filling into the bottom crust, then lay out the top crust. It looks impressive, but it’s easy to weave the crust. Just start in the middle with a long strip and work your way out. Trim and tuck in the ends, then crimp the edges. Beat the egg and brush it onto the crust, then sprinkle with sugar. I usually don’t like an egg wash on pies, but I think it adds a nice shimmer to the lattice top. Bake at 350°F for 60-70 minutes until the filling is bubbly and the crust is browned. It’s a good idea to place it on a baking sheet to catch any bubbled-over filling. Cool and enjoy!


Dmarie said...

oh, how mouth-wateringly lovely! well done!

Green Bean said...

So purty!


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