Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pies, glorious, glorious, pies!


Blueberry and Strawberry Rhubarb pies!  

I made these pies for a BBQ that we went to earlier this month.  They were a huge hit and the pie plates were wiped clean when I picked them up to take home!



Matching blueberry hot-pads!


Matching strawberry hot-pads!
The rhubarb used in this pie is a cutting from my husband great grandfathers rhubarb plant, so I guess you could call it heirloom rhubarb!  Well, it's our heirloom and special to us!  Several branches of the family now have some of this plant!


I used a fluted pastry wheel to give the lattice some character.


Each pie was given an egg wash to make it shine!


I used the same recipe for both pies except I changed the fruit.

6 cups of fruit (I like a lot of fruit in my pies)
1/2 cup of sugar (you can add up to a cup, but I don't like super sweet pies)
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pat of butter

To an uncooked pie crust add the fruit, the sugar, sprinkle the flour, cinnamon, break up the pat of butter and sprinkle around the top.  Add the top crust, I like lattice because it looks so pretty!

Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour.

40 comments:

  1. Hello Mary:
    You make it all seem a 'breeze' although we are not totally convinced! We love the idea of heirloom rhubarb and the pie, as do the other two, looks positively delicious. We are not at all surprised to learn that you took home completely empty plates.

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  2. I haven't had rhubarb since I was little and didn't like it then but my tastes have changed a lot so who knows how I would feel about it now. It's wonderful that the family has a cutting from hubby's great-grandpa's plant.
    Your pies look gorgeous and since there wasn't a morsel left, they must have been absolutely delicious. Nothing better than homemade pie; well, anything homemade is always better! Have a great day. Tammy

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  3. Ciao!! I love the way you weave the pastry strips!!! Have a nice day
    Manuela

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  4. I love a pie too. Yours look lovely. I do like the lattice work. No wonder those plates were wiped clean.:)

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  5. Hello Mary, how lovely to have heirloom rhubarb! Both pies look delicious, and I like the way you present them in the pictures, with matching hot pads.
    Is it just me or is there something missing from the recipe? To me, it looks as if the recipe is just for the filling, but what about the pastry, how do you make that?

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  6. ohhhh...reminds me of summers in Nova Scotia...and I love the hot pads! :)

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  7. Dear Mary...wow, those pies look amazing! I bet they tasted gorgeous too. Just lovely & so homely and comforting. BTW, your grandma's banana bread is SO fantastic - I make it a lot and get so many compliments! And it's so easy too...thanks so much for sharing xx Rachel

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  8. Reminds me of grandma. She always made the lattice crust for strawberry/blueberry pies. I rarely have seen anyone else do it. (I admit, I'm too lazy)

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  9. I love pie and yours look wonderful. Wish I had a slice to go with my coffee right now!
    Best,
    Susan

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  10. they look so lovely and I bet they were a hit.Pie was my dad's favorite dessert. My husband has been scouting the blackberries and told me yesterday that he could sure use a pie when they are ripe.
    Cathy

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  11. What beautiful pies! Many years ago, I made my first pie for my father. Lemon meringue. Made a lovely crust ... but pressed it into the pan instead of rolling it. And I didn't whip the meringue so much as stir it. Except for the lemon filling, it was a disaster. (but the second one was much better!)

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  12. These are perfect; I also add lots of fruits and they always run over; yours don't seem to have that problem.
    Rita

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  13. Your posts just make me want to move to the countryside and live your life! These look fab!

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  14. Great looking pies, they look delicious. Love how they have matching cloths!

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  15. Your pies looks LUSH! No wonder they were gobbled up. Susan

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  16. Picture perfect! I love those fluted pie wheels! I am always a bit envious of those who can make a beautiful lattice crust! For some reason, I've always botched it when I've tried! Don't you just love berry season? So many wonderful berry combinations and pie filling recipes! Yours look delish!

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  17. oh boy, rhubarb. i even like it raw.Yes!
    I'd love to know your crust recipie too.
    xx
    julie

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  18. These look delicious! Our blueberries are just starting to ripen and I can't wait to make a few pies. My mom had that same blueberry fabric!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Kat :)

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  19. julie told me to get over here a.s.a.p. she said you HAVE to go and see mary's darling pies RIGHT NOW !!!

    oh mary...they look so good...i just LOVE this post...love the cute potholders too...

    this post made my day !!!!
    :-)

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  20. I LOVE pies and those look amazing! Gorgeous photos too.
    Karen
    Lavender and Lovage

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  21. ooh YUM!!!... thanks for the recipe too.

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  22. Both pies look so scrumptious! I love the extra care you put into making the crust so pretty. The joys of summer are great pies!

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  23. Those are some beautiful pies and flavors that I would love! Great work on the lattice top. I'll take a small slice of each, please :)

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  24. I haven't tasted strawberry rhubarb pie for ages and ages! It was always a treat for me, served warm with a little dollop of ice cream. wow- your pies both look good! I agree with Pat- the crust DOES look so shiny and pretty. :-) Sue

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  25. that does look beautiful! i love the lattice pie crust and the filling peeking out from underneath (:

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  26. Great job. Your lattice is lovely on your pie.
    Sam

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  27. They look wonderful. I like the matching hot-pads!

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  28. What beautiful pies! My hubby would love for me to get in a baking mood! Fresh fruit makes the best pies! I eat it before I cook though! lol ♥

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  29. What lovely pies! And the hot pads are so cute. There's nothing like a fresh fruit pie at a summer bbq! Your crust looks flaky and delicious...a very important part of the pie.

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  30. Mary, these are works or art!

    Sue
    xo

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  31. Your pies are always top shelf. You could teach a class on how to make such flaky crusts. Hmmmm! Oh, please have one ready just in case you have visitors this week, only kidding, sort of!!

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  32. Oh My, those have to be two of the prettiest pies I have ever laid my eyes on! Blueberry and Rhubarb my personal favorites. Hope the cool breeze has found it's way to your house, Winslow Homer and I are grateful that it has found it's way to our's! Hope you are enjoying the summer and thank you for sharing your recipes, hugs Julie.

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  33. Hi Mary, your pies look mouth watering, no surprise there was nothing left!
    I never realised rhubarb plants had such a long life - amazing!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe - i have more rhubarb ready to pick and some strawberries in the fridge, so maybe.......yum!!
    Love your new title banner!
    Gill xx

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  34. I can see why the pie plates were wiped clean. They look incredibly delicious! Fruit pies are my favorite dessert and you definitely know your way around a pie! Good job with the lattice!

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  35. Your pies look so delicious and appetizing, are you sure you don't have a secret bakery at your home?

    The lattice looks so professional.
    Great job!

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  36. That is my idea of heaven! I so wish I could try some of it. Sometimes visiting blogs is torture.

    ps like the new banner.

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  37. oh, look at the lattice work on those glorious pies... my plan for tomorrow is to go stealing cherries from my neighbours tree!

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  38. I made raspberry pies for the freezer this week, and looking at yours I am now convinced I need a fluted pastry wheel!! : )

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  39. What pretty looking pies! Thank you for your visit to my blog and for the friendly comment. I hope to read more about your quilting adventures too if you decide to blog about it here.

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