visiting the farmers market last week, and i happened upon some gorgeous rhubarb. so of course this called for a pie. a nice sunday evening kind of treat. i resolved to write up a recipe for you all since i have been asked to in the past. i do love making a delicious pie. so here goes it.
strawberry rhubarb pie. oatmeal streusal topping.
1 pie crust (i love barefoot contessa's recipe as it has both butter and shortening, and makes two crust per recipe)
about 1 lb. rhubarb, cut into 1/2 in. slivers
about 1 lb. strawberries, cut into quarters
juice of 1 small lemon
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla extract
zest of 1 small orange
1 t. salt
pinch of fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 c. cornstarch
Par bake pie crust at 400 for about 10 minutes until golden.
Prepare your filling. Add all above ingredients, excluding the cornstarch to your pan. Bring to a simmer over medium to low heat. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add cornstarch and stir to combine, leaving no chunks.
1/2 stick of butter, melted
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. oats
1/4 t. cinnamon
handful of slivered almonds
combine all dry ingredients, and then add melted butter. smash with fork or whisk until mixture resembles balls of streusal topping.
Fill pie with filling and top with streusal. Cook at 375 for about an hour until filling is bubbling and looks jammy. let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream. enjoy!