Sunday, December 2, 2007

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

It has been a while since I had my mom's strawberry rhubarb pie (whose recipe this is) But we did just have this type of pie when we were in Preston for Thanksgiving and it was delicious! I have no doubt my mom's is just as scrumptious if not BETTER. (My mom says this is the Utah State Fair grand prize winner pie recipe.)

4 cups rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 cups strawberries, washed and cut up

5 tablespoons dry tapioca

3 cups sugar

1 teaspoon nutmeg

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon lemon juice

5 teaspoons butter

Combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, and tapioca in large bowl. Let mixture sit for 20 minutes at room temperature to dissolve sugar and tapioca. Stir every few minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 and put pie crust in pie tin. After sitting time, add nutmeg, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon juice to mixture. Stir well and put into crust, draining excess liquid. Dot top of mixture with pats of butter then place crust on top and seal edges. Place a cookie sheet under pie to catch drips. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes, then 425 for another 30 minutes, then 350 for 15 minutes or until done. You might have to cover edges of crust with foil or a pie guard to prevent crust from burning- Will thicken as it cools.

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