This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie is a quintessential summer dessert recipe that is filled with flavors of the season. You know it’s almost summer when the rhubarb is ready to harvest. Since it’s one of my favorite things to bake with, I couldn’t wait to get in the kitchen and whip up this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie.
HOW DO YOU MAKE STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE? If you’ve never baked with rhubarb, this pie is a great way to try it. On it’s own, rhubarb is kind of like sour celery. However, when you pair it with sugar and use it in baked goods, it turns into this tangy wonderfulness that’s unlike anything else.
I grew up on Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. We still have it at many of our family gatherings. It will forever remind me of home and family, and that is reason enough to eat it as often as possible.
My grandparents have had a rhubarb plant in their garden for as long as I can remember. That plant is probably older than me, and it keeps coming back year after year.
Many years it produces so much that we chop up the extra and freeze it so we can have rhubarb pie during the holidays. With my grandpa passing away last year and my grandma having limited mobility, the garden no longer exists, but that rhubarb plant is still going strong.
You might be wondering if you can make plain rhubarb pie. Yes, you can, and it’s delicious. I just like to add strawberries to the pie party to give the pie an extra touch of fruity sweetness.
1 IBC's Go-To Pie Crust (Only 1/2 recipe is needed.)
3 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups strawberries, hulled and cubed
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream
Begin by preparing your pie crust. (If using IBC's Go-To Pie Crust, you will only need 1/2 of the recipe.) Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Carefully transfer it to a 9-inch pie pan. Pinch around the rim of the dough to form an edge. Place it in the refrigerator to chill.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, lemon juice, and salt. Mix with a spoon until evenly combined. Set aside.