Ever since I saw my friend Ann's recipe for Rhubarb Pie I have been thinking about it. I have not had rhubarb that many times in my adult life and really can not remember liking it. But the picture of her pie and her recipe stayed strong in my mind. I was feeling a bit blue the other day and what better to cheer you up than baking a pie. I wanted to try a new pie crust recipe from the MS baking book...made in a processor. Nothing too different about it...flour,part butter and part shortening, and ice water...a tiny bit of sugar and salt. I am not going to post the recipe...I really prefer to make my crust by hand...and this recipe had too much water in it for me. It was good and the dough was easy to handle...but not the gold standard for me anyway.
But the star of the show was this delicious rhubarb filling...I fell in love with it. I was tempted to add strawberries but I am glad that I followed Ann's lead and did not. The flavor and texture of the filling is sensational...I love the hint of vanilla in there...we just loved it. I only had dark brown sugar in the house so that is what I used. I have a feeling that light brown may be what Ann uses...but no matter...it was wonderful anyway!
Thank you my friend for a great recipe!
Please be sure to visit Ann's beautiful blog...Thibeault's Table...her pictures and recipes are divine!
Here is a link to Ann's Rhubarb Pie Recipe....
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