Friday, June 17, 2011

Photo Finish Friday - Rhubarb Pie

The Bag Lady inherited this pie plate from her mother. The Bag Lady's father always teased that it was designed specifically for rhubarb - according to him, it saved time because there was no need to chop the rhubarb!

The Bag Lady was practically a teenager before she realized that most people use round pie plates. She was confused by round pie plates.... where were the special end pieces with the extra crust for the kids to fight over??

Rhubarb Pie Recipe

4 cups rhubarb, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup flour
dash salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)

1 prepared 2-crust pie

Mix rhubarb, sugar, flour, salt and nutmeg and let stand while preparing pie crust.
Add rhubarb mixture to pie crust, dot with butter, cover with top crust.
Bake in 400F oven for 40 minutes.

Photo Finish Friday is the brainchild of Leah, who blogs over at the Goat's Lunch Pail.


Reb said...

That is the best pie plate in the world! I am going to have to make a pie in mine just to have some extra crust!

Leah J. Utas said...

Looks good. Dunno if I've ever seen a rhubarb pie recipe (never looked either) so it is good to see.
I don't know what happened mom's pie plates, but I wish I had them.

Hilary said...

That looks so yummy.. and what a cool pie plate. A couple of weeks back, I tasted fresh rhubarb (dipped in sugar) for the first time in over 35 years. I had remembered it as a taste I did not like. At all. I've changed my mind. ;) Now it's time to taste some rhubarb pie again.

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - I love that pie plate - glad she had two so we can both enjoy those extra crust end pieces!

Leah - thanks. I thought I should post a recipe for those not fortunate enough to know how to make rhubarb pie!

Hilary - Thanks. I love rhubarb. Pie, crisp, dipped in sugar (as you mentioned) - yes, you should try the pie again!

messymimi said...

Round pie plates may have been invented by a mom who was tired of the squabbling, but yours is more interesting. I'd never seen one like that before, i will have to look.

As for rhubarb, if i'm ever able to get my hands on some, i won't have to look far for the recipe. Thanks!

the Bag Lady said...

messymimi - I have been looking on the internet for similar pie plates and haven't found any yet.
I seem to recall someone (Mary Anne in Kentucky?) having one like this.... that's the only other one I've ever seen!

solarity said...

No, not me. When I was growing up, pies were round, and cobbler was rectangular, but cobbler (besides having no bottom crust) was made in a much deeper pan.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

["witch"--you must be the Rhubarb Witch]

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne in Kentucky - I'm disappointed that it wasn't you - I KNOW I saw one somewhere..... well, I thought I did, anyway. Sigh.
(Now I'm going to drive myself crazy trying to remember where I saw it.)

In our world, pies were rectangular and cobbler was round and yes, it was deeper.

Joanna Jenkins said...

No matter what the shape I love Rhubarb Pie!
Happy weekend, jj

the Bag Lady said...

Me, too, Joanna! Thanks, and happy weekend to you, too!

crabby mcslacker said...

Rectangular pie plates? Good thing you're in Canada, I think these are illegal in the United States. I have never in my life seen one! Of course now I totally want a non-circular rhubarb pie, which is going to be really difficult to find.

Ever consider immigrating? We badly need your geometric baking talents down here.

Note: my word verification is "whorying", which sounds like what a lady of the evening does when the cops are in sight.

the Bag Lady said...

Crabby - you totally cracked me up with your comment! Good to see you around the blogosphere again!

If I ever emigrate, I will definitely bring the pie plate! (to California.... which, in spite of the imminent threat of annihilation by earthquake, holds more appeal than somewhere with snow.)

Geosomin said...

mmm. OK now I have to go home an dmake rhubarb pie...
I've never seen a pie plate like that before. More crunchy crusty endy bits. Yum.

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - I love that pie plate! We always squabbled over the end pieces, 'cause my mom made THE best pastry in the world!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Mmmmmm...looks delish! I have never seen a pie dish like that. Cool. I love crust.