Friday, July 2, 2010

********* PIE *********

For the family get-together I 've made four pies. Two are strawberry-rhubarb and I'd never made one before!  Found the recipe online and it turned out really yummy!  We've already eaten most of one pie!

Scrumptious Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

2 1/2 cups cleaned and chopped rhubarb - 1/2 " pieces
2 1/2 cups topped and halved strawberries
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 Tablespoons flour
3 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon nutmet
3 eggs beaten
1 egg yolk beaten
1 Tablespoon sugar
Two crust pie crust

mix fruit in a large bowl

in medium sized bowl mix 1 1/2 cups sugar,
3 Tablespoons flour, 3 Tablespoons melted butter,
1 teaspoon nutmeg, 3 beaten eggs

preheat oven to 400 degrees F

roll 1/2 dough and place in pie pan

spoon fruit into pan

pour flour and sugar mixture over top

dampen crust edges

place crust over top

gently press edges to bond them to the bottom

trim the edges of the crust along the edge of the pan with a knife

push edges up all around and flute

brush with egg yolk, sprinkle with 1 T sugar 

cut slits in the top crust to vent

bake at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes,
reduce heat to 350 degrees until crust is brown and

test rhubarb for tenderness with fork or toothpick

Good eating!

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