Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Block Party Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This little pie is evidence of how the cycle of pie-making can be somewhat vicious. After this hit the table at the block party, it was quickly consumed. Then the request hit. "Could you by chance make one of these for Book Club this week? It's my favorite." The gears in my brain churned. My father-in-law was due to arrive in a couple days. If there is a person who looks forward to my pie with his entire being, it is this man. Pie was already on the horizon. "The probability is good," I said. "I've got to make one for my father-in-law anyway.". Strawberry Rhubarb recipe can be found here. I used my own crust recipe, cornstarch instead of arrowroot, didn't do any of that eggyolk glazing bullhonkey, and baked at 425F for 25 min, then reduced to 350F for 40-50 minutes more. There should be pie goo splashing all over at the end. That's how you know it's done.

Current Pie Tally: 168

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