strawberry baking

After we picked ALL those strawberries (20 plus pounds) last week, it was time to bake!  And baked we did…muffins, mini hand pies, bread, cupcakes, pies, shortcakes!

strawberry picking | polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

Everything was so yummy!  There is nothing better than fresh picked strawberries.  Out of all the recipes, my favorite was the strawberry rhubarb pie.

strawberry baking |polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ingredients…

4 cups rhubarb, chopped

2 cups strawberries, sliced

1 1/3 cups sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

pastry for 2 nine inch pie crusts

1 egg, beaten

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

Directions…

1.  Combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and cinnamon in a bowl.

2.  Roll out the pastry, and line a 9 inch pie plate with it.

3.  Spoon in the filling.

4.  Roll out the pastry for the top crust.  Cover the filling with it.  Pinch the crust together around the edges.

5.  Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.

6.  Bake on a baking sheet (to prevent dripping) for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

7.  Reduce the heat to 375 degrees and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the crust is golden.

8.  Let stand for 20 minutes before cutting.

strawberry baking | polka dots and picket fences

I think it is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.  Enjoy!

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