Once upon a time, there was a great song by the (now disbanded) band, Five Iron Frenzy:
Feeling that it was inappropriate to sing this song without ever having eaten rhubarb pie, my sister convinced me to make a rhubarb pie yesterday. I have never made a pie. I have never had rhubarb. But my sister has this strange way of making all her ideas sound like good ones, so we did some research. We settled on this Fresh Rhubarb Pie recipe and this “Best Ever Pie Crust” recipe, both from allrecipes.com.
We made the crust, which needed to be refrigerated for 4 hours or overnight, last night at 11pm. Way past by bed time, but the recipe was incredibly simple. The 2 balls of dough were done and in the fridge by 11:30.
This afternoon we began making the pie.
The setup: Pie plate, my sister chopping rhubarb, 2 balls of dough, my mother’s pastry mat (I told my Man today that I need this one), and my laptop which provided us with the recipe.
I was very proud of the job I did rolling out this pie crust:
Then we filled the crust with the chopped rhubarb and sugar/flour mixture
The pie baked for 55 minutes total and this was the final result:
My sister and I were thrilled (but not shocked) to discover that rhubarb pie tastes as good as it looks. I’m sure the cup and a third of sugar that’s in the recipe helps, but that’s beside the point. Rhubarb pie is delicious, and you should make one while rhubarb is still in season.
And, when you’re done baking, put on some Five Iron Frenzy music and have a dance party in your kitchen like my sister and I did.