Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rhubarb Pie

I noticed the farmer's market this weekend still had rhubarb available, and an overabundance of beautiful strawberries. They were just calling to me! 
Tasha Tudor was quite fond of her rhubarb plants, being sure to scoop them up and transport them from garden to garden. There are several plants in the gardens today. According to Winslow, she preferred the tender, young stalks for pies, and made hers open-crusted and quite unlike anything Winslow has tasted since. In fact, he stated with much conviction that it was the only rhubarb pie he ever liked. Unfortunately, he told me this after my pie was already made. Not to mention, that's quite a standard to live up to! I decided I'd better eat my entire pie myself and not let him judge it against Tasha's! Most especially since it was double-crusted, included strawberries, and {horror of horrors} was in a foil pie plate. Both of my beloved pie plates were left at friends' homes, so a dig to the very back of the cupboards revealed a foil tin that would simply have to do.

{this is our Early American Sauce Spoon. I love mine!}

And after an egg wash, a sprinkle of sugar, and a good bake in the oven...

And then it was gone in a day and a breakfast. 
{because everyone knows cold rhubarb pie is the best for breakfast}

Receipt from Organic and Chic, with King Arthur Flour's Gluten-Free flour crust receipt. If you are looking for a gluten-free pie crust recipe, I highly recommend this one. It rolled beautifully, and was even flaky after baking!


  1. Gasp!!! This is my all time favorite pie and yours looks wonderful! I just returned home from our farmer's market and I just knew I would regret not purchasing the rhubarb...sigh. Perhaps next week!

    Thank you for stopping by Our Scented Cottage. It was wonderful to "meet" you!


  2. Natalie,

    That looks delicious! I made a rustic tart with my abundance of rhubarb and raspberries. I am sure you could adapt the dough to gluten free. Here is my post: http://blueberrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/06/in-my-cottage-kitchen.html

    Wishing you all a glorious 4th of July! We are planning our picnic with swimming and barbecue:-)

    Take Peace,


  3. Thank you, thank you for the gluten-free pie crust link! I am new to baking gluten free and had sadly anticipated a pie-free 4th of July.....but not anymore! Now to get my hands on some rhubarb...

    natalie jo

  4. I don't like rhubarb... but that pie looks so beautiful, I would have to try some anyway! I so want to bake a pie right now just to duplicate those heart cut outs and decorative dough frills around the edges!

  5. Sweet girl,
    I made a rhubarb and strawberry pie and thought it was a wonderful combination;) And yours is much lovelier than mine was!!
    And I can just imagine that you'll have a grandson one day, who will believe that HIS grandma Natalie, made the best rhubarb pie ..EVER!! This is how it goes, dear one...
    Have a splendid day, my friend,

    P.s. My art stand arrived yesterday...many thanks to Seth, once again....the lovely fragrance of that wood is intoxicating!!

  6. @Laura, We're so glad to "meet" you, too! You are too kind! Welcome to our circle!

    @Suzanne, Raspberry pie was Tasha's favorite! What a great idea to combine the two. I had never thought of that, but it sounds like a delicious combination!

    @Natalie Jo, I'm so glad! It is truly the best GF pie crust I've encountered. I don't expect much less from King Arthur Flour! We are lucky they are only an hour and a half from us (perfect for a day trip).

    @Kristen, You are too sweet! I would have loved to share a piece with you over tea :-)

    @Christie, Aww, I'm sure your pie was absolutely delightful and beautiful (and probably not in a foil tin!). You are too cute to note about my one-day grandson. That must be just the best feeling to have them think you are BEST grandma EVER! So glad the art stand arrived! I love that you noticed the wonderful smell.

  7. I am the happiest person alive! I have been dreaming of the Tasha Tudor world since I was 8 years old. My favorite book which is worn to pieces from my love is "The Private World of Tasha Tudor" by Tasha Tudor and Richard Brown. Each season I read an excerpt from the book to get me thinking simple like she did. I just finished reading the chapter on Summer and am reminding myself to try gardening barefoot! I am so glad I stumbled across this lovely blog! I recently moved into a cute little home with no dishwasher and at first was distraught, but it has taught me to slow down and look out the window as I soak my hands in warm soapy water. :) Your pie looks beautiful! I would love you to meet me, here is my blog and here is my shop. Have a wonderful day and I look forward to another post!
    Sincerely Melissa Clark

  8. @Melissa, Welcome! We are so glad you found us!