Let’s Celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

by Fawn Rechkemmer on June 10, 2016

By Jennifer Allen at Faithful Homestead

strawberry rhubarb pie

In honor of National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie which is June 9, I decided to make a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie today. I know, I’m a day late; but better late than never, right? Well, when it comes to pie I would say so.

I didn’t have any fresh rhubarb so I used frozen instead. I was afraid it might get mushy but it didn’t. In fact, the pie was so delicious it didn’t last very long, at all, around our house!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Pie Crust Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • Scant ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅓ T sugar
  • 3/4 cup lard*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 3-4 T cold water

*I think that lard makes the BEST pie crusts. Since we raise pigs, we have high quality lard available.

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ Clear Jel
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 T bottled lemon juice
  • 2 ½ cups diced rhubarb
  • 2 ½ cups sliced strawberries

Instructions

  1. Mix flour, salt, and sugar in large bowl.
  2. Add lard and egg then cut into flour mixture. I use my handheld electric mixer. You want the lard to be evenly cut into small pieces.
  3. Add the vinegar and stir.
  4. Add 2 T of cold water and stir. You want the dough to stick together but not be too sticky. Add water in small increments until the dough is soft and sticks together. A little bit of water will make a big difference in the dough so you will want to add it in small amounts.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll out the first half and line the pie plate with it.
  6. For the filling, mix together sugar and Clear Jel in large sauce pan. Add the water and bring to a boil. It will get very thick and transparent.
  7. Remove the syrup from heat and stir in the lemon juice, rhubarb and strawberries.
  8. Fill the rolled out pie dough with the filling.
  9. Roll out second half of pie dough for the top crust. Cut vent holes and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar. (I used raw sugar for this.)
  10. Bake approximately 40 minutes in 350 degree oven or until golden brown.

strawberry rhubarb pie slice

I hope that you will take time to enjoy a piece of homemade Strawberry Rhubarb pie!

Jennifer Allen Faithful HomesteadJennifer is a Christian homeschooling mama of 6 sweet blessings.  She also has two step children who have already blessed her with some sweet grandchildren. Jennifer grew up canning and raising a garden and also raises various types of livestock on the family farm. She writes about the journey of becoming a more self-sufficient family on her blog, Faithful Homestead.

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