by Heather Harris Brady
Guess who! I know, right? It’s been crazy, but I’ve come out on the other side of two graduation parties for my son and lots of other parties for graduating friends and family. I made most of the boy’s party food myself (with help from the aunts!), and I may get around to posting come menus and quantities. But not today my friends. Because today, while it’s still rhubarb season, you have to try this pie.
It is, in real life, the crazy red of the photo. It’s also crazy-good, and I’m not even that much of a pie person. There’s strawberries, raspberries and then a rhubarb filling holding it all together. It’s also no-bake, so if it’s hot where you are and you don’t have air conditioning either – you’re welcome!
I made this one with sugarfree raspberry gelatin, but you could sub in unflavored gelatin if you like. The redder your rhubarb the prettier the filling. If you have a dad in your life that loves pie, this would be a good choice (hint, hint).
Rhuberry Pie, Makes one 9″ deep dish pie
- 3 c. diced rhubarb (1″ dice)
- 1-1/4 c. water
- 3/4 c. granulated sugar
- 1 box of sugar-free raspberry gelatin, or one packet unflavored gelatin
- 1-1/2 c. fresh sliced strawberries
- 1-1/2 c. fresh raspberries, washed and picked over
- 1 graham cracker pie crust (9″ deep dish) (or sub in a GF crumb crust)
- 1 c. heavy whipping cream
Combine the rhubarb, sugar and water in a saucepan.
Simmer for about 8-10 minutes, until the rhubarb is just barely tender. Take out some of the liquid (about 1/2 c.) and stir the gelatin into it.
Remove it from the heat.
Fold the dissolved gelatin, strawberries and raspberries back in. Let it sit for a few minutes so the fresh berries can poach a tiny bit. Reserve 1/2 c. of the liquid. Put the rest of the filling in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, until it just starts to thicken.
Pile the cooled filling into the pie shell. Cover the pie lightly and return it to the refrigerator to set completely. You can cut it in a couple hours, but if you can let it sit overnight you’ll get the cleanest slices.
Beat the cream to soft peaks, then beat in the reserved liquid. It will stabilize the cream and turn it a lovely pink.
Refrigerate the cream (covered) until you’re ready to serve the pie.
Serve each slice cold with a dollop of cream. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.