A fabulous pie for the summer, filled with a sweet and tart filling of strawberry and rhubarb with wonderful hints of cinnamon and nutmeg. A perfect complement is a very easy-to-make buttery and flaky crust! The crust was rather thin when I rolled it out but I easily pressed the crust into the pan and was able to create a beautiful crimped crust.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Whisk 1 cup of flour and salt in a bowl.
Cut 1/3 cup of butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Moisten with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, just until the mixture holds together. Shape the dough into a ball, and roll out into a 12-inch circle on a floured work surface. Crust will be thin. Fold the dough gently into quarters, and lay into a 9-inch pie dish; unfold the dough and center the crust in the pie dish. Trim the crust to 1/2 inch of overhang, and crimp or flute the edge of the crust. Refrigerate crust while making filling.
Mix 1 1/4 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix in the rhubarb and strawberries, and pour into the crust-lined pie dish. Sprinkle with pecans. Mix 1 cup of flour with 2/3 cup of sugar in a bowl, and cut 1/3 cup of butter into the mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle the crumb topping evenly over the pie filling. Cover the edge of the pie with strips of aluminum foil.
Bake in the preheated oven until the crumb topping is golden brown and the filling bubbles around the edges, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes of baking to brown the pie edge.
Per Serving: 506 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 81.1g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 147.8mg.
Eating best breakfast to start the day had become a fabulous habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sweet hit from the pickle tree wakes me up and gives me energy to take on the morning. The sweetness is more vilified as the evil of all disease, but sweetness is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feel full all day , and less likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before lunchtime.
Making fruit a morning habit is easy . Easy as put the sweetness in your fridge next to the milk or on the table next to your grain pan , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll see it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.