May 272015

Jack’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie


My husband Jack’s known for many things: for being dependably late, for hiking and camping his way through the world, and come May & June, for making this pie with rhubarb from our garden. It’s his signature dish.

PS. When Jack shares the recipe—which he rarely does so don’t tell him we did—he lists vanilla ice cream as an ingredient. But he does that with ALL pies, we’re onto him.

Be sure to double this recipe and make two pies—one to freeze or generously gift to someone deserving. Think of it as making hay while the sun shines, or making pie while the rhubarb grows, and the flour flies.


Skill: Easy
Cost: $$$$
Nutrition: ♥♥♥♥
Skills: Slicing, chopping, mixing, measuring, two-step baking
Garden Candy Basics - fundamental vegucation for everybody!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with vanilla ice-creamJack’s Super Easy Strayberry-Rhubarb Pie

Freshly picked rhubarbIngredients:

  • 2+ cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2+ cups rhubarb chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • let stand 15 minutes
  • Add:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon orange rind (optional – but so good!)


  1. In a large bowl combine strawberries, rhubarb, cornstarch, water, 1 cup sugar.
  2. Let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Add flour, orange rind, and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Pour into prepared pie crust, adding a lattice crust to top.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar (optional).
  7. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes then turn the oven heat down to 350 and bake 35 (or so) minutes till done.

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Very excitable and prone to fits of glee, Christine cooks on a vintage 1950 General Electric double-oven stove, does not have a dishwasher unless you count the husband, and is guilty of posting cat cuteness on the interwebs. She photographs and blogs about food and other joyful topics from her home in Vermont.

Co-Author of Garden Candy Basics

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2 Responses to Jack’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  1. Peg Reply

    Can’t wait to try this! Sounds delish! Does it freeze well?

  2. Christine Reply

    Yes Peg – it’s a great candidate for freezing. Just wrap a cooled pie well in plastic wrap, or in a heavy duty zipper lock bag. My sister in law does both. Will keep in the freezer at least 6-8 months, often longer. Let us know how yours is!

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