Strawberry and rhubarb never seemed like a good idea. Strawberries are so sad when cooked, except in jam, and rhubarb is such a strong ingredient and so sour, that it overwhelms the strawberries. Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts cookbook is the first place I encountered the raspberry rhubarb combination. It's really good. —luvcookbooks
double crust pie crust
3 1/2 cups
rhubarb, sliced into 2 inch pies
eau de vie de Framboise, if you have it
walnuts, placed in a Ziploc bag and crushed lightly with a rolling pin
In This Recipe
Preheat oven to 400. Roll out the bottom crust and use it to line a 9 1/2 inch pie plate. Use a deepish pie plate because this is a juicy pie. Prick the bottom crust all over with a fork and carefully spoon over the walnuts.
Combine raspberries, rhubarb, sugar, flour, and eau de vie de Framboise. Fold very gently with your hands so as not to crush the berries too much.
Cover with the top crust. A lattice crust or some decorative slashes in the top crust are pretty because of the color of the filling.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Place the pie tin on a cookie sheet because the juices may overflow the pie tin.
If desired, this can be served with whipped cream colored with a little raspberry juice (sugar some raspberries and then spoon off a little juice) and a little rose water or eau de vie de framboise. Let it cool before serving. Good with a strong cup of coffee.