Mother’s Day Dessert

In anticipation for the new holiday in my life I have selected this dessert for my first Mother’s Day!

Rhubarb-Strawberry Pie

By: Melanie Schrenezel, feautured in May 2010 Real Simple

Serves 8

Hands-On Time: 30m

Total Time: 4hr 00m


2 pounds rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 7 cups)

1/2 pounds strawberries, sliced (about 1 1⁄2 cups)

1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

2 large eggs

2 store-bought refrigerated rolled piecrusts


Heat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, toss the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, flour, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt. Lightly beat one of the eggs, add to the fruit, and toss to combine.

Fit one of the piecrusts into a 9-inch pie plate. Fill with the fruit mixture, pressing it in firmly. Lay the second crust on top and press the edges of the crusts together to seal.

Trim the crust to a 1-inch overhang, fold the overhang underneath itself, and crimp. In a small bowl, beat the remaining egg with 1 teaspoon water and brush over the crust. Sprinkle with sugar and cut vents in the top.

Place the pie on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fruit mixture is bubbling and the crust is golden brown, 1¼ to 1½ hours. Let cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

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