Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

    Poor rhubarb gets a bum rap, doesn't it? You either like it or you hate it but have you ever thought outside the box and used it in other things than pie? It really has a wide range of possibilities , but I have to admit, we like it best as pie..... or crumble, crisp or cobbler!  Here's a super easy recipe for a quick pie and if you can't eat it straight, mix in some frozen strawberries for a extra sweetness.

Rhubarb Pie

  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts
  • 1 egg, beaten

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Pour rhubarb into the prepared pie crust. Combine flour and sugar; sprinkle over the rhubarb in the crust. Cover with top crust making sure to cut 4 steam slots into the top of it. Brush the top with egg.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes. Cool. 

     And for those who REALLY love rhubarb, it's one of the easiest garden plants to grow and harvest, so keep that in mind if you want a bounty for the freezer or dessert.  I'm going to plant some next year, got to be too late for us here but you can be sure, I'll have a rhubarb plot next spring. So, don't be shy and give it a try, and don't feel bad if you don't like it at first, not too many people do, that is why I look for other ways to use it, mixed with another fruit cuts down on the tangy taste with strawberries being the favorite choice, makes a nice jam too! Let's hear all about rhubarb! 


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