Wednesday, August 22, 2012

She Called for Pie . . .

I made this strawberry rhubarb pie because my good friend Susan at From Beyond My Kitchen Window came to vist us in Maine for a few days, and I know she enjoys my pies.  And good company is the perfect excuse to bake a pie!

We had such a good time touring around Portland, walking around the Old Port, Munjoy Hill, the Western Promenade, visiting a farmer's market, a fish market and a few other sites. 

Would you believe I saw a pie at the farmers market for $20.00 . . . who would pay that?!?!?

We always have lots of laughs! We've been laughing since we met as teenagers (just a few short years ago  . . . )!!!  My husband has a very dry, wicked sense of humor, and he kept us laughing too!  Of course Duke just adores his girlfriend, he loves it when she comes to visit!

So, I'm thinking of entering this pie in a contest, what do you think?  

1 pie crust - home made or store bought

  • 4 cups of rhubarb
  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons flour 
  • 2 pats of butter (broken up and sprinkled around the top)
  • 1 egg

  • Place bottom crust in the pie plate
  • Place fruit in pie plate
  • Mix sugar, cinnamon and flour together and sprinkle over top (I like to give the mix a little stir with a fork after I sprinkle it on top)
  • Add the butter (you don't need the butter, it just makes the juice velvety) 
  • Weave your lattice top, crimp the edges and place strawberry cutouts around the edge.  I used a strawberry cutter.
  • Beat the egg into submission, then give the lattice a light egg wash to get that golden look.

Bake at 400 degrees for 60 minutes in a pre-heated oven!


  1. Definitely one for a contest, this beautiful pie of yours! Rhubarb and strawberry - sounds very much like early summer to me. In my part of the world, we have rhubarb and strawberries in May and June, while right now, we're inundated with apples, plums and grapes.

  2. it is a stunner and without doubt a winner... I love the idea of a strawberry pie too... I am so jealous of you meeting up with Susan, it sounds like such fun, I wish I had been there to enjoy the company and the pie too of course x

  3. beautiful pie. my rhubarb has grown back so i should make one more of these. i am feeling like apple though. my apple trees only gave me 2 apples though. i bet your friend enjoyed this pie!

  4. While I love strawberry and rhubarb pie, I'd have a hard time cutting this one. It is beautiful. I had to get closer and look at those strawberries deliciously circling the edges.
    I am in awe!! I say enter that contest!


  5. Oh it's so pretty that I'm sure you'd win. The little strawberry crusts decorating the top are darling. Hmmmm...I was just dreaming of pie. It's not going to happen...yes, I might pay $20, though I'd prefer to buy one for $5 from the library sale at Thanksgiving.

  6. Beautiful pie!
    You should enter the contest. I see a blue ribbon in your future!
    How fun to visit with your friend, have yummy pie, and lots of laughs.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe too. Very generous of you!

    Smiles :)

  7. I would pay 20.00 for that pie! Pie was my father's favorite dessert my grandmother always made sure there was one when he visited. I too perfer pie. but alas I am not a good crust maker but I will keep on baking pies.
    how nice to visit and enjoy each other. And funny I am just out out of my teens not that long ago Well I keep telling myself that anyway.

  8. Your pie is beautiful! Well worth $20.00. Our strawberries disappeared before the end of May because our early high temps. There is always next year to look forward to.

  9. Should you enter this pie in a contest? Hmmm, why don't you Fedex me one to eat and then I'll give my opinion? Oh hell, why not just Fedex me a couple of them, okay?

  10. well i bet ya someone would pay 20. for your pie! yum! yes enter the contest! my auntie mary is the pie queen around here we get them for birthdays and just because! enjoy your day and glad you had fun with your friend!

  11. My Guys were JUST ASKING about a strawberry pie...Hmmmm, this looks SO YUMMY!!! I am definitely making it and OF COURSE it will have "Your Name on it"... I usually don't make pie in HOT summer months "BUT" this is an exception and I'll be resuming my pie baking as soon as the APPLES ARE RIPE..."SOOOON"!
    Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe,
    Big Hugs,

  12. Oh Mary! That is one of the most beautiful pies I have ever seen!You must have really worked on that lovely border of strawberries! What a tease for what fills it! Yum! Susan is a lucky pal! So glad you had a wonderful visit!

    PS - It's a contest winner, for sure!

  13. This is one of my favorite pies and I'm sure yours is going to be a winner! Yes, $20.00 for a pie is a bit much more than I would pay. Too bad, gives farmer's markets a bad name.


  14. A friend's visit is THE perfect excuse for a pie. And yep, you should enter a pie contest with a crust that beautiful.

  15. Your pie looks like a winner! Definitely should be entered. Sounds like a terrific visit. Doesn't get any better than a lot of laughs with an old friend!

  16. Beautiful picture AND it sounds good too!

  17. What a delicious pie it was!!! Absolutely enter this recipe in a contest. I can't imagine you not winning a prize. I had a ball with you guys and Duke. Thanks again for being so welcoming and the perfect hosts.

    I wish I had a pan full of those mussels....Excellent

  18. Yes! Go for's beautiful....and undoubtedly delish!

  19. Of course, you should enter it. It's absolutely beautiful and should take a Blue Ribbon. I can almost taste it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. The ingredients sounds divine. Come visit when you can.

  20. I'd pay $20 for your pie, Mary! It looks so pretty and I love the rhubarb and strawberries filling!

  21. What do I think about entering your pie in a contest? I think if you did, you'd win. HANDS DOWN. It looks luscious.

    Glad you had fun with your friend.

    Take care. Susan

  22. They charge that at our local pie shop here on the west coast as well...and they don't llok nearly as pretty as yours! I quite like baking pies, so don't ever buy them.

  23. What a wonderful day spent with such a lovely friend. Did you purchase anything on Exchange Street? I can never pass up Country Noel or D. Coles, two of my favorite places to shop. Your pie, looks oh so delicious, one of my favorite flavors. Will you be entering the pie contest at the Cumberland or Fryeburg Fairs? Your pie is $$$$ worthy! Hugs, Julie.

  24. That is one beautiful pie! But, before you enter it in the contest, I should try a slice to give you my opinion! (I wish!) Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  25. Thank you so much for visiting me the other day, Mary! That was so sweet of you. I hope you are having a good Summer too. I have not been blogging much lately, as you probably have gathered! I even have to do a Fish Foam giveaway, I will let you know when I finally do it so you can visit and maybe win! :)
    Until then, have a great rest of the summer and happy baking! This pie of yours not only looks delicious, but you decorated it so pretty with the 'crust strawberries' on top! You should definitely enter it in a contest, you'd win! Take care.

  26. You made my day, Thank you SO much for visiting my silly blog :p
    Thank you SO much for following my humble blog :)
    following you back <3

  27. Yes, you must enter it! It looks delicious and would surely bring in more than $20!!! The crust is gorgeous, Mary! And it sounds like you had a fun time for sure!

  28. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting my new blog, From Harvest To Table. It is great to meet you. Your pie looks and sounds delicious!

  29. Amazing pie and I adore pastry, so the more the better :)

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  30. The pie sounds great. Your time together sounds like lots of fun. It is always great spending time in Portland.

  31. This pie looks yummy!I enjoyed the post!

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  32. Now thats what I call a pie! Richard

  33. People who can't make pies but I can so can't imagine paying $20...!

  34. I would pay $20 for a good pie (smile). How very cool that you are friends! I follow her blog too. If you got a friend who makes you laugh, it does not get much better.

    Great post.


  35. It looks delicious! I would almost be tempted not to eat that one since it is so pretty. Almost, but not a chance ;) Sounds like you had a great time and pie is best enjoyed with family and good friends. You should definitely enter a contest.

  36. Happy you had a great time with Susan!!!
    Love your pie, it's so beautiful!!!
    Have a nice day

  37. It looks delicious! I would definitely enter it in a contest. What a wonderful time you must have had together.

    I saw your latest post on Lime Light. Mine is in its second season and I'm loving it too.

  38. Delicious looking pie-love that lattice work and the pretty border-first prize any day in my book!!

  39. Love your pies, yes you should definitely enter some contests....

  40. I'm sure Susan loved the pie. It's decorated so beautifully!


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