Today is my Mother-in-laws birthday so I decided to make her a strawberry-rhubarb pie. The rhubarb is from her yard and she's been super helpful lately so I wanted to do something special. I'll be making another one for us this weekend. Hopefully the first one tastes good.
Apparently today is National Rhubarb Day, my husband just told me over the phone. **It's actually National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie day not rhubarb day. What a weird coincidence.**
I used the two ends of my frosting tip to create the polka dot affect.
2 disks chilled homemade pie crust
1/2 lb. strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 1/3 lb. fresh rhubarb, ends cut off and cut into bite size pieces
1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
Preheat over to 375 degrees.
Roll 1 disk of crust to fit a 9 inch pie dish, roll to 1/8 inch thick.
Lay in bottom of pie dish, chill.
Mix strawberries, rhubarb, flour and sugar in a big bowl.
Pour into pie dish.
Roll 2nd pie crust to fit over 9 inch pie, roll 1/8 inch thick. Make decorative holes. If you don't want decorative holes, just cut slits with knife for ventilation.
Cut crust around edges leaving 1/2, fold over and pinch bottom and top crusts together.
Pinch edges for more decoration.
Bake 45-55 minutes.
I had some extra pie crust and one apple so I decided to make a hand pie and it didn't use all of the apple so I just baked the extra. Hannah will enjoy those later this evening.
Besides this, I just recently went on my first couponing adventure. The haul is very small, but I'm very proud of my savings. They say to aim for 50-70% and I saved exactly 70%. Hopefully the more I do it the more I'll save.
This was from Safeway. The original retail cost was I think $8.57 and I ended up spending $3.77. Like I said not much but it made me happy and the lady in line behind me was impressed.
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