While grocery shopping with my grown daughters they spotted fresh rhubarb, ” Will you make us a pie”? This may sound a little odd coming from 2 southern raised women. Rhubarb does not grow in our hot Texas climate. For years I wondered “what kind of expensive red celery is that”? My mind was set at ease while living in Germany.
In the area of Germany where we lived rhubarb grew wild. A well meaning northern raised girlfriend harvested a huge bunch and shared it with me! The look on my face must have told her I was clueless. Thankfully she was gracious and shared her family recipes. Since that day over 40 years ago I have been making rhubarb pies every chance I get. Which isn’t often in West Texas!
Here’s the recipe she shared….
1 1/2 – 2 pounds fresh rhubarb diced
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg beaten
Mix all together and place in prepared pie pan, add top crust. Bake at 350 for 1 ½ hours.
We like to let the pie cool until warm then slice and serve with a scoop or 2 of vanilla ice cream Yum!
Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11 ESV
Today we got PIE!