Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
A pie might seem like a huge undertaking however if you buy store made crust all you and your kids need to do is stir the ingredients together and bake it. It is a great way for your child to be able to add an impressive finish to any family dinner.
1 store bought pie shell
2 ½ cups rhubarb sliced into bite size pieces
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 ½ cups fresh sliced strawberries (you can also use frozen thawed)
2 tablespoons minute tapioca
½ teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix all the filling ingredients together until they are evenly combined. Pour into the premade pie shell, if you want to get a little fancy you can create a top out of the second shell that usually comes in the package. Place the pie on a cookie sheet in order to catch the run, and cover the edges of the pie with tin foil. Place the pie in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 375 degrees and continue to cook for 45-50 minutes until the filling is bubbling and the crust is light brown. Let cool.
Living in the Northwest we have a great opportunity to get fresh rhubarb and strawberries if not from our own backyards then our Olympia Farms Market. Make it a family trip to go and pick out your pie ingredients together.