Pie is the Answer

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Some will tell you that 42 is the answer to life the universe and everything. While that may be true, I have a suspicion that pie is probably the REAL response to nearly every situation in life. Does this blouse work for my skin tone? Where should we go on vacation this summer? What should I do with my life? Pie. Pie. Pie. Simple as, well, pie. Now I'm just being silly, but sometimes life requires you to slap on an apron, mash out some flour and butter (yes, it must be a homemade crust!), and fill it with seasonal heart happy ingredients. Okay, maybe not heart happy, but definitely dancing around the room happy. Which is where rhubarb comes in. Ah, rhubarb. You either love it or hate it. Lucky for me I'm a lover. So go ahead, I give you permission to make a pie this week. Any pie. Share it with people you love. Or not. It doesn't really matter, because in the end, pie is still the answer.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The bottom crust is a regular pie crust, so use whatever recipe you like for that.

3 c. chopped rhubarb (6-8 large stalks)
1/2 c. sugar
1 3 oz. box of strawberry gelatin
1-2 c. sliced strawberries
Zest from one lemon

1 stick of butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour

Mix filling and pour in pie shell. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°and bake for another 50 minutes to an hour.

Special thanks to Michele for sharing her recipe. 


  1. This will be made...this weekend! (provided I can find some decent rhubarb.) Mucho thanks for sharing.
    And a side shout to Chele :)


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