I’ve been keeping a close eye on the garden for the first signs of life. We have a winner! Rhubarb is sending up shoots of tightly curled leaves. Those other leaves are some sort of weed. They are suffering the effect of temperatures in the mid-20s last night. The rhubarb was not harmed.
I also defrosted the extra freezer downstairs this week. There were three containers of frozen rhubarb pieces from the crop last year. Looks like I need to make another pie. Last weekend I made a pie from some of last year’s frozen rhubarb. I added blueberries, red raspberries, and blackberries.
Angie at Fiesta Friday found out and wondered why I didn’t share it with the others at her blog. “Too busy”, I told her. Lucky for me, I took a picture of it. My cousin said it looked very patriotic with the red, white, and blue colors. Those stripes were from the leftover dough trimmed off the rim of the baking dish. It wouldn’t win any prizes at the state fair for looks. But, it tasted marvelous. It only took Melanie and I three days to eat it.
If you are curious about my techniques for harvesting, cutting, freezing, and ultimately, what recipe I use, go to this previous post. All the details are there. Here is the printable recipe form.
Gramma Brown's Rhubarb Pie
- 3 C of cleaned and sliced rhubarb. Add some berries if you wish.
- 1.5 C of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 T of flour
- 1 pie dough pre-made from store or make your own
Preheat oven to 425˚ and line a pie pan with dough.
Cover the rhubarb and berries with 1/2 C of sugar and set the bowl aside.
In another bowl, combine the remaining sugar, flour, and eggs. Stir to mix.
Combine the two bowls of ingredients and stir to mix.
Pour into the prepared pie pan.
Bake for 30 minutes on center rack.
Let cool completely before serving to let it firm up.