Strawberry Rhubarb Pies
- 2-1/2 cup Rhubarb about 2 large stalks
- 2-1/2 cup Strawberries about 8-10, hulled
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tbsp Cornstarch
- 1 Egg beaten with 1 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp Coarse Sugar Crystals
- 3 Pie Crusts When I do not have time to make my own, I prefer Pillsbury Pie Crusts.
- 6 4" Pie tins lightly buttered
- Cut the rhubarb and strawberries into a medium dice and add to a medium mixing bowl with next three ingredients. Allow to rest for about 15 minutes.
- In the meantime, roll out your pie crusts and cut 6- 4 ½” diameter circles. Gently press into the small pie tins. With the remaining dough, you can cut a 4” circle to place over your pies or cut 1/8” strips to create a lattice top crust, directions below.
- Using a ½ C measuring cup, scoop a heaping amount into each pie shell, gently place the 4” pie crust over the strawberry rhubarb mixture and crimp the edges all around, using a paring knife, cut 2 1/2” slits at the top of the pie crust to allow steam to escape.
- Brush the egg and milk mixture over the pie crust and immediately sprinkle the coarse sugar over.
- Place the pies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 20 minutes. The fruit mixture will bubble, and the crusts will turn golden brown.
- Pull from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes, you can serve them out of the pie tins, if you wish to remove them from the tins you will need to do this while the pies are still warm. Using a paring knife, gently place it between the pie tin and the bottom pie crust to separate any of the fruit mixture that has spilled over, use an offset spatula to carefully lift the pie out as you tilt the tin to help it slide.
- Take strips of the lattice and lay them on your pie, leaving small gaps between. I like to line up the short strips from the edges with the edge of the pie plate and use the longer strips in the middle.
- To weave your lattice, pull back every other strip and place a new strip of pie dough perpendicular to the strips you already laid. Replace the strips you folded over. Then, do the same thing with the alternating s trips. Keep going until the entire pie is covered in basket weave.