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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

by , Chef , Lucia’s Restaurant, Minneapolis, Minn.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Makes 1 (9½-inch) pie

    • Pie Crust
    • Makes 2 (10-inch) single crusts or 1 (10-inch) double crust
    • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
    • ¼ to ½ cup cold water

    Mix together flour, salt, and sugar. Cut butter into ½ inch pieces and add to flour. Using a pastry blender, mix until a coarse meal forms. Add the cold water 1 tablespoon at a time and mix until dough forms a ball. Divide the dough in half and wrap each disk with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest in the refrigerator at least one hour, preferably overnight.

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit into a 9½-inch pie plate. Crimp edges and refrigerate 20 minutes. Line the pie crust with foil and pie weights (or dried beans) and bake at 375°F until crust is set, about 15 minutes. Remove pie weights and foil and bake until light brown, about 5 more minutes.

      • Filling
      • ¾ pound rhubarb, cut into ½-inch pieces (3½ to 4 cups)
      • 2 pints strawberries, hulled and halved (about 4 cups)
      • 1 cup sugar
      • ¼ cup cornstarch
      • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
      • Topping
      • 2/3 cup oats
      • ½ cup flour
      • ½ cup brown sugar
      • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
      • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into 1-inch pieces

      Combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg in heavy saucepan. Let stand 20 to 30 minutes. Place over heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer until juices are thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Pour filling into crust.

      Combine oats, flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Cover top of pie with the oat mixture. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes, until bubbly. Serve with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream (recipe follows).

        • Grand Marnier Whipped Cream
        • 3 cups heavy cream
        • ½ cup sugar
        • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

        Beat the cream and sugar together until the mixture starts to thicken. Add the vanilla and Grand Marnier and beat until the cream forms soft peaks.