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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Peach Rhubarb Pie

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer's sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.



      The story of this pie actually begins a year ago.  We were getting ready for our big friends and family pie-off.  It wasn't our first pie tasting, we had actually had a mini pecan pie off a couple of years prior, but it was definitely going to be our biggest.  I was having the hardest time deciding what to make. (Spoiler alert: I always have the hardest time deciding what to make!)


       I was ticking through possibilities.  I was tempted to do something chocolate, but my brother-in-law can't eat chocolate and I wanted to have a chance at every possible vote.  I contemplated pecan pie, but my husband won't eat nuts so I had the same issues with that.



       I had my pie choices narrowed down to a few when my husband threw out that I should make peach rhubarb.  He is a big fan of rhubarb and he thought peach rhubarb would be a combination that likely nobody had tasted before and would very likely be the only one like it in the competition.

        I was intrigued, but MiMi never baked with or bought rhubarb when I was growing up so it's not an ingredient I am super familiar with.  My mother-in-law did share her rhubarb crunch recipe that she got from her mother-in-law.  It was one of my husband's favorite desserts growing up, so I was happy to get the recipe and make it for him a couple of times since.



      I also experimented with making some rhubarb sauce after tasting some on animal crackers.  I mixed in apples, honey and strawberries for a naturally sweet strawberry rhubarb sauce that was perfect eaten with a spoon or on dipped animal crackers.

     So I did have a little rhubarb experience under my belt, but not enough to whip up a recipe on the fly and I didn't have much time to experiment with extra pies.  (Plus I didn't want to show my hand to the competitors which disqualified most of my usual suspects that help me eat all of these treats!)

      Of course by the time that all got done and I was ready to make another pie, rhubarb season and come and gone and I had not been smart enough to freeze any.  So here we find ourselves a year later and still no pie.  The rhubarb started poking through the ground and MiMi reminded me that I owed my husband a pie.



      I am not one to shirk away from sweet responsibilities, so I got the thinking cap on.  I wanted the filling to be simple.  I wanted it to be sweet, but not sickeningly so. I wanted the peach and tart rhubarb flavors to shine through and the filling to be thick enough to hold the shape of a slice.  Just a few requirements!

      Rather than giving it a top crust, I thought a streusel would be nice.  A simple butter, flour and sugar topping is good and a bit of cinnamon is even better.  The results were golden deliciousness! Don't mind the fine china.  It was a busy weekend when I made it, so I didn't have time to make a crust from scratch.

      Besides, I was taking it to dinner with us and I intended to leave the rest behind.  However, my husband quickly claimed some leftovers so it ended up coming home with us.  Don't worry, I left some slices behind so all was not lost.

    They say good things are worth the wait and it seems to be the case with this pie!  My husband confessed that he had basically forgotten the request, but he was quite happy that MiMi had not. I guess peach rhubarb pie is now in our rotation!

     What are your favorite rhubarb recipes?



Yield: 8 servings

Peach Rhubarb Pie

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer's sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 50 MINStotal time: 65 mins

ingredients:

Pie
  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 cups peaches, fresh or defrosted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt
Streusel
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

instructions


  1. Prepare pie crust and chill until ready to use. 
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 F. 
  3. In a large bowl, toss chopped peaches and rhubarb with sugar, flour and salt. 
  4. Spread evenly in prepared pie crust. Place pie crust over a baking sheet to catch any bubble overs and bake for 30 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together streusel ingredients until crumbly. 
  6. After 30 minutes of baking, remove pie from oven and sprinkle with streusel topping. Return to the oven and lower temperature to 375 F. 
  7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, covering crust with a pie shield if it starts getting too dark.  
  8. The filling should be really bubbly and thickened when it's done.  If it isn't return to the oven for 5 more minutes until it is, otherwise you'll have a soupy pie. 
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
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Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

32 comments:

  1. YUMMO!! My mom makes Mr. nine rhubarb pie every year for his birthday but add peaches for me!!! Yes to this amazing flavor combo!

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    1. They really went so well together! Maybe Mr. Nine needs a slice of this too!

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  2. I've never had peach and rhubarb together before and now I'm intrigued!!!

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    1. You can thank my husband for the idea! It really was quite delicious!

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  3. What a great combination of flavors! We grew rhubarb on my parent's farm in Connecticut for many years. Our most popular jam was raspberry rhubarb, but another great flavor was raspberry peach. Your pie reminds me of home.

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    1. :-) I love good food memories! Now I want to make a raspberry rhubarb pie!

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  4. Peach and rhubarb great flavours together, delicious and tempting pie.

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  5. I always think of the classic rhubarb-strawberry combination. I've never thought of peach and it sounds super delicious! Brilliant.

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    1. Strawberry and rhubarb are good together too, but it is nice to try something a little different every once in a while!

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  6. This peach rhubarb pie looks so good. You got me craving for some pie now

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  7. I love the rhubarb and peaches are always good. This looks really good. Rhubarb always reminds me of the days growing up when we had rhubarb in the back yard.

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    1. Luckily my parents are happy to share their backyard rhubarb with us now, though my husband wants to plant some here too!

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  8. Hi Carlee,
    Your pie looks so delicious, which I had a slice right now! So glad you could join us on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing with us. Hope you have a great week and a very Happy Mothers Day!
    Miz Helen

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    1. I'd happily share with you, Miz Helen!

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  9. I have never used peaches but have used apple and cherry. I will try it. My rhubarb is starting to show in the garden.

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    1. Oooh, now I'm hungry for apple and cherry pies too! I hope you love it!

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  10. Sounds delicious! I'm a big pie person and a big rhubarb person and like the idea of combining it with peaches.

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    1. The combination really worked! I hope you give it a go!

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  11. Hi Carlle, this is like a crumble in a pie case! I do miss rhubarb, we used to have an abunadnce of it in the garden when I was growing up, but we don't get it here and it won't grow either. So many Brits ahve tried and failed. Your pie does look good though.

    xx

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    1. The best of both worlds! Too bad shipping some to you frozen would cost a small fortune!

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  12. I'm not a rhubarb fan, but this sounds so tasty I would try it!

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    1. It was a nice combination! Maybe it will win you over!

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  13. You're husband's right - I always hear about strawberry-rhubarb, but have never heard of rhubarb paired with peaches. What a great flavor combo!

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    1. It's definitely one worth trying! We really loved it!

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  14. Peach and rhubarb sound like a delicious combination. I think a streusel was a good choice.

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    1. Thank you! We thought it all worked so well together!

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  15. This is just so pretty! That color, and the streusel looks just perfect!

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