This lovely rhubarb strawberry pie is a combination of classic flavours and a first sight of new season on the horizon!
Hey there! Welcome to the new week!
Despite the fact, that most of the Europe currently is, or will be going through THE BIG FREEZE this week, I'm ready to welcome the new season. I'm also ready for all the new, fresh produce that comes with it! And rhubarb is definitely one of them!
As soon as I saw this glorious, pink flesh of forced rhubarb in my local shop, I was almost punching the air with joy. Why? Because to me, the sight of rhubarb in February means only one thing. Change of seasons! And this winter feels like it's been going on for years, so any signs of spring are most welcome...
Also, apparently tomorrow (27th Feb) is a National Strawberry Day, and next week is a British Pie Week, so this recipe for rhubarb strawberry pie will fit in nicely!
Now, despite of what some of you may think, making a lattice pattern for this rhubarb strawberry pie is much easier than it looks. I've received quite few comments and messages on my Instagram account, after posting a picture of this pie, and most of them said how difficult it must have been. I could go on, and tell you that it's so incredibly difficult, only a chosen few, including myself, are familiar with this secret knowledge of lattice pie patterns, but that would be a lot of nonsense. Because the truth is, it's ever so easy to make, you just need to get a tiny bit of practice! Seriously, once you've done it, you will not believe how easy it is!
Pastry recipe for this rhubarb strawberry pie can be made from scratch, in which case, refer to my Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce recipe and my Blackberry Jam Tart recipe. However, if you are short on time, or just don't fancy making your own, you can use the shop bought pastry, and it will work just as well. Technically, the pie that you see on the pictures is not vegan, as I have used an egg wash to brush my pastry with. But all what you need to do, to turn it into a fully vegan version, is use a milk of choice to brush your pastry with, instead of an egg. Job done!
Addition of strawberries to this pie, mellows out the sharp edges of rhubarb, and buttery, flaky pastry completes the whole pie package, resulting in lovely flavours that bring back the taste of home. It's a perfect weekend bake, but there is literally nothing stopping you making this rhubarb pie during a week too!
Enjoy it, and remember to let me know if you try it!
For now, have a great week ahead and stay warm!
Rhubarb and Strawberry Pie
For the pastry recipe, please see the recipe notes*
For rhubarb and strawberry filling:
- 1 kg rhubarb (cut into roughly 3 cm lengths)
- 500 g strawberries (cut into slices)
- 150 g golden caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
- ½ medium lemon (juice and zest)
- 2 tablespoon cornflour
- Place all the filling ingredients in a large, shallow pan and add 3-4 tablespoon of water. Simmer on a low heat for about 10- 15 minutes, until rhubarb has soften, but still remains its shape.
- Put a sieve over a mixing bowl, and tip in the rhubarb and strawberries mix, straining off the juices. Put the juices in a small pan over a medium heat. In a cup, mix the cornflour with a splash of water. When the juices are bubbling, add the cornflour mix and stir well, until the mixture thickens. Set aside.
- Add rhubarb and strawberries into the juices, then spoon into the pie/ tart case. Bake for 35-45 minutes, until pastry is golden brown. You can serve it with some ice cream or whipped cream on to. Enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
True confession! I haven't eaten rhubarb in many years. I don't really know why - just haven't thought it, I guess. But this gorgeous pie has changed all that! Great job.
Thanks so much Pam! Rhubarb is one of the first thing I look forward to every Spring, and love baking with it! Glad you liked the recipe, and happy I could help!
Jessica Knott (swanky recipes)
Rhubarb is one of those fruits that reminds me of summer back home in Wisconsin. My grandma has always grown hers and whenever I visit, she sends some home with me. Can't wait to make this recipe this summer with her, yum!
Ohhh that is so sweet! And rhubarb brings back many childhood memories for me too, and they are always a good ones! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing!
You're pie is gorgeous! I've never made a strawberry rhubarb pie before and I was recently thinking that I need to give one a try, so I'm so happy that I've come across your recipe!
Yayy! That's great to hear Rachel! If you never made one before, you are up for a treat! It's a perfect pie, especially for this time of the year, when both, strawberries and rhubarb are coming into season!
This is gorgeous! My daughter keeps asking me to make something with rhubarb, and now I know exactly what that will be!
Awww Stacey, that is amazing, I hope she will like it! Let me know if you make it!
Hey Anna! I'm definitely craving some pie now! This Strawberry rhubarb pie looks absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to try out this recipe! Thanks!
Matt, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving this kind comment! I really hope you will get to try it!
Strawberry and rhubarb go so well together! And it's such a classic Spring flavor. That really is such a pretty pie, as well!
Thanks so much Anne! It is one of the best, classic combos, especially for this time of the year! Happy to hear that you like it all!
Ooh this strawberry rhubarb pie looks just delicious. And your pastry!!! My pies never look like yours!
Glad to hear you like the pie! And the pastry- well, let's just say that I've made few pies before 😉 thanks so much for kind words!
This is so beautiful! I think I love pie more than cake. Strawberry and rhubarb are the perfect sweet tart flavor combo in the spring and summer. I make a strawberry rhubarb crisp, but I'll give a pie a try next time.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It's a tough one, between pie and a cake, and I don't think I could choose one!
I really hope you will get to try it soon, it's a perfect spring/summer pie!
Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago
Yum! Such a great flavor combination! I've got to get some rhubarb so I can make this one.
Thanks Kathryn, so glad to hear that!
and please let me know if you make it!
Dominique | Perchance to Cook
This pie is just beautiful! The strawberry rhubarb combo has me dreaming of early summer... there really is no other flavor quite like it. YUMMM
that is so true, that combo always reminds me of warmer days and lighter evenings! 🙂
Thanks so much Dominique, I'm so pleased to hear you like it!
OMG, this pie looks absolutely amazing! Gorgeous photos, Anna. Happy weekend 🙂
thanks so much Ela!
Wish we could share a pie like this together! So happy you like it! x
Ohh yes, this looks amazing! I love rhubarb, and I could feel spring peeping in through your blog post 🙂
Thanks so much lovely!
It feels like the winter this year has been extra long, so some spring vibes are much needed! Glad to hear you like it!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
Mmm I love rhubarb and strawberries so this pie sounds amazing to me! I love a good fruit pie!
Thanks so much Bintu! And who doesn't love a slice of a good pie, right? Glad you like this one!
Why are you teasing me like this? Rhubarbs aren't even in season here. Now I gotta just wait a few months and come back to this!
hah, Ben, I'm sorry! 😉
I really hope you will find some soon enough, this pie is too good to miss out on!
Marvellina | What To Cook Today
I can't wait for Spring to be here!!! Love Rhubarb pie and what a great idea to add strawberries in there too
Not long Marvellina! Hang on there, and soon enough you will have all the rhubarb and strawberries to bake with!
What a beautiful pie! Strawberry rhubarb is one of my faves. Truthfully I often make a lattice crust and that part is pretty simple. My challenge is getting the fluting on the edges to not be a mess. I love the braid idea! Will try that on my next pie 🙂
Thanks so much for lovely words! And yes, I feel you, I always have a problem with that too! That's why I did the braid, although it didn't hide it all, it helped to keep it a bit neater! Hope you will try that!
I love rhubarb pie and it always reminds me of my man who would make it every Sunday. I will have to try it with strawberries too.
Hey Dannii, that's great to hear!
And the combination of both is heavenly, I really hope you will try it!
oh my god are you serious? that is a fake pie! what is it, ceramic?!! it's too pretty to eat!! You're so very talented.
Hahha, Mimi, I swear it's a real pie! No ceramics were harmed in this recipe! 😉
And thank you so much! Glad you like it so much!
This is getting me so excited that rhubarb is almost in season here! Looks delicious and it's so beautiful too!
Thanks so much Jess! I also can't wait for the new season to fully start, and all that fresh produce that will arrive with it!
Although, it does look like we need to get through this freaking cold weather first! Almost there!!! xxx