Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie, perfect for this time of the year. Juicy, sweet and tart inside, flaky all around and crumbly with a little crunch on top. In one mouthful, just heavenly.
Strawberry and rhubarb combination here we are again. It is really great to use these seasonal delicious produces together, it is truly a match made in heaven. This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie is a classic dessert we love: juicy, sweet and tart inside, crunchy all around and crumbly on top. In one mouthful, just heavenly.
We made our own pie dough using the same recipe, now tested a few times, from the Duchess Cookbook. It is not at all difficult to make, and if you make the recipe for 2 regular pie shells and then decide to make a crumble topping, you're going to end up with 1 spare pie crust that you can use on another occasion, either sweet or savory. Not bad eh?. I refrigerated 1 pie dough ball for 1 day and froze the other. It keeps in the freezer for up to 6 months. All the time needed to decide what you want to bake next.
The making of a Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie
This was another shared venture with Loreto: I made the dough the day prior and the morning after, when we were ready to make a pie, he stretched the dough beautifully and prepared the strawberry rhubarb filling. It was so flavorful I wanted to eat it like that! Then I made the topping with a macadamia nut granola, oats, graham cracker crumbs, flour, sugar, cinnamon and some butter. When you work as a team things just fall into place easily, the stress level is reduced in half, while the enjoyment level is doubled. This Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie was in the oven in a very short time.
We always write about the beautiful smell coming from the kitchen while we're baking, and this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie was no exception: wafts of sugar, butter and spices floating in the air. Our natural home fragrance diffuser.
Unfortunately there was no slice picture, as we wanted to fully enjoy the flavors of this pie crumble. As other food bloggers would know, there is a lot of work involved in getting the right shot, the workaholism sets in and it seems that every meal is a staging and meals become work. Well, we voted and we sat down to enjoy this lovely creation, with friends, without the stress of performance.
The crust nice and flaky with that smooth butter flavor to accompany the filling. The strawberries and rhubarb a nice balance of tart, sweet, and spiced. Add in the crumble topping of graham crackers crushed, the old fashion rolled oats, macadamia nut granola, blended with brown sugar, and melted butter to give us a crisp, crunchy, textural, sweet caramelized topping that just helped the key notes of this pie come to life. Let's not forget the dollop of ice cream melting as it hits the heat of the crumble giving us that oh so deserved creaminess that is like a velvet glove caressing a silk sheet.
Everyone enjoyed it immensely, but not more than we did making it for them. I hope you enjoy it to. So give it a try and let us know how you do, as we enjoy getting the feedback so much.
Song of the day: "Work Song", by Hozier. And I guess by now you know I like Hozier a lot.Print
A strawberry/rhubarb recipe that is a favorite here:
And with the same ice cream we made:
STRAWBERRY RHUBARB ICE CREAM SANDWICH
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