sweet + tart- the best strawberry rhubarb pie recipe


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sweet + tart- strawberry rhubarb pie recipe by kojodesigns

I think sweet and tart together is my favorite flavor combo. And strawberry rhubarb pie is definitely my favorite pie (I think that rhubarb and strawberries sharing a growing season must surely be an ordained matter). strawberry rhubarb pie recipe

My grandparents grew rhubarb in their garden, which, I think was my first introduction to rhubarb (and, of course, rhubarb pie). Then, my parents grew rhubarb in our various gardens growing up (we moved a few times). And now I grow rhubarb in my garden. You could call it one of our family traditions.

strawberry rhubarb pie recipe

I love this grand gardening tradition best when it’s made into the yummiest of pies- especially since Burke and Piper are both super into baking of any sort lately, and especially pie baking. Want to make strawberry rhubarb pie too?


1 pie crust recipe (for sheer yumminess, I love the butter crust recipe at Smitten Kitchen… for convenience, I love this make-in-the-pan pie crust recipe)

3 cups chopped rhubarb

3 cups sliced strawberries

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 large egg yolk beaten to blend with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)

*Note- this pie is fairly tart. If you prefer a little tart with mostly sweet, increase the sugar a little.Β  how to make strawberry rhubarb pie


Combine first rhubarb, strawberries, white and brown sugar, lemon juice, salt and cornstarch in large bowl. Toss gently to blend. Pour into your bottom pie crust. Dot with butter and add top crust. Brush on glaze. Bake at 400 for twenty minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 25 to 30 more minutes, until the pie crust is golden and the juices bubble.

strawberry rhubarb pie recipe

Yum yum yum!

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  1. Corn pudding always bubbles over in the oven, and I usually forget to put a pan under it. Totally worth it, though, it’s marvelous comfort food.

  2. Your pie looks gorgeous! I’m planning on making it this weekend!
    It’s not my favorite recipe, but rather one that I make for my husband and his brother –caramel apple crumb pie πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the kind words- love it that you’re making one too!
      And caramel apple crumb pie sounds delicious!

  3. My favorite is stew pie. Make delicious beef stew and make it more delicious by adding a yummy butter crust. I always manage to fill it way too full with stew and it bubbles over. So worth it though!

  4. It never fails that my berry or peach cobblers always overflow and drip down the sides of the baking dish, making the worst sticky messes in my oven.
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  5. My favorite messy meal is roast chicken. It splatters grease all over the inside of the oven, but it’s worth the mess!

  6. My favorite but messiest recipe is red chili enchiladas! They’re so tasty but oh so messy, the red sauce sometimes spills over and makes me crazy, gah! This oven would be a dream come true with lots of people in and out of my house, my oven would always be sparkly clean! Your pie looks delish! =)Barb

  7. I tend to overfill my cake pans so I can level them to get a perfect two inch layer, but sometimes they run over nto the oven.

  8. When I make my pumpkin bread, even if I skimp on the ingredients, it always explodes or overflows in the oven! Stinky, stinky oven.

  9. Chicken Pot Pie measurements are never exactly right and it definitely overflows sometimes! Not to mention i could reaaaaally use a new stove.

  10. oooh – so many but my grandmother’s capirotada and enchiladas! yummy!
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  11. The recipe that leaves my oven messy is my enchiladas! I stuff the baking dishes full and use lots of cheese and sauce which, even if I cover them, tends to bubble and slosh over the edge when I pull them out πŸ™‚

  12. Oh pies! It’s terrible, and I love to make them. You can put a jelly roll pan under the pie but it’s the erupting splatter that’s the problem!

  13. My favorite recipes that leaves a mess in the oven is the Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream! I love this flavor combo and can’t wait to try your pie!

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  14. Your pie is picture perfect and drool worthy! My recipe that leaves a mess in the oven is lasagna!

  15. my husbands homemade loaded pasta dish always leaves the stove an unreal mess. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Since I’m realtively new to the baking scene, I haven’t had much in the way of mishaps, but I can tell you that making ice cream cupcakes can get really messy when they tip over!

  17. Yum! I love strawberry rhubarb pie! One of my favorite messy meals is Mostaccioli! I could do without the mess afterwards!

  18. Thank you for posting. Made my first ever strawberry rhubarb pie today. I went to the smitten kitchen link for the butter crust recipe. Delish…turned out so beautiful.

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