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To be honest, i’m not a fan of pie. I don’t like to make it and i’m not very big into eating it either. That is until I had tried the hand pies at a place I worked at. The dough was crisp and sweet and the filling was amazing. I had to make these hand pies about once a week, and since I was the only one who made them. So of course, I ended up memorizing the recipe for the pie dough. Since I had it memorized by making it so much, I of course had to make myself a strawberry rhubarb pie!
I won’t lie. I ate all four of these pies. And I do not feel guilty about it whatsoever.
The best pie dough.
What makes this pie dough so good is the little bit of sugar in the dough and the heavy cream and extra sugar sprinkled on top right before baking. It gives it a great crunch to the crust which just elevates the whole thing to a new level. Not to mention that strawberry rhubarb is my new favorite kind of pie to treat myself to.
Now pie is super easy to make and very versatile. You can make this into whatever flavor you want. Use your favorite fruit. Or just use the crust and make it into a pecan or pumpkin pie instead. It doesn’t need to be fancy. But make sure you use this crust recipe. You can thank me later.
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strawberry rhubarb pie
- 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter cold and cubed
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 tbsp ice cold water
- heavy cream for topping
- granulated sugar for topping
- 2 cup strawberries quartered
- 1 1/2 cup rhubarb cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- juice of half a lemon
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, sugar and salt and mix to combine. add in the cold butter and mix on low until the butter is broken down to pea size. once the butter is mixed in, add in the apple cider vinegar and cold water and mix until fully combined. divide the dough into 8 equal portions. roll 4 of the portions out and mold into your ramekins. take the remaining 4 portions of dough, roll out and cut into strips for a lattice topper of your pies. add in the filling into the ramekins and then top with the lattice toppers. trim the excess dough off of the sides. brush heavy cream on top of the dough and sprinkle with sugar. bake for 30-35 minutes or until the filling starts to bubble and the crust is slightly golden.
- in a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. place the strawberries, rhubarb, lemon juice and vanilla into another bowl and toss together. add the dry ingredients into the fruit and toss to coat.