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Recipe Reveal: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie SECRET


Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb make a ruby red delicious pie.

Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb combine to make a ruby red delicious pie.

With strawberry season in full bloom in Connecticut and fresh rhubarb still hanging on, a little voice inside me was saying, “Make Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.” So I listened.

My father-in-law is a big fan of rhubarb, so it seemed like the perfect thing to make for our Father’s Day cookout.

There are no bells and whistles in my recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Just fresh fruit, sugar, a small touch of orange zest, tossed together and baked in a homemade pie crust.

Oh yes, and there’s also tapioca in it. That’s my secret, if you can call it that.

I use Minute Tapioca for the thickening agent rather than flour or cornstarch. For years, I used a couple tablespoons of flour to thicken the pie filling. But I noticed the flour gave the filling a cloudy, sometimes muddy look. Then I tried cornstarch and found it was hard to gauge how much was needed. Sometimes the pie didn’t thicken and was runny.

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Strawberry Picking


It's strawberry season on Connecticut. I picked these at Jones Family Farms.

It’s strawberry season in Connecticut. Picked these beauties at Jones Family Farms.

After days of disheveled New England weather — intense heat one day, torrential rain the next, today there’s nothing but bright sunshine. So in mid-June that means one thing — it’s strawberry picking time!

We are fortunate to live just a half hour away from Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Connecticut, where you can pick your own strawberries. One of the last few running farms in the area, they have something going on every season. Right now, it’s strawberry season through the end of June. In July, it’s blueberry season (yay), followed by pumpkins in the fall, and then Christmas trees in the winter. A great farm run by friendly people. Read more…

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