Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

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I think I have the imagination of a 5 year old.

Daydreaming is a daily activity for me. I’m guessing since I’m almost 28 that it’s something I’ll never outgrow, which is okay with me.

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I can be standing in my kitchen, mixing pie crust, and my mind will be a million miles away, leaving me looking like I’m really interested in mixing my dough together. Believe me – it’s not the dough. Usually.

Maybe this is also a case of I’m-easily-amused, but day dreaming is something I’ve always remembered doing, no matter where I am or what’s going on.

It’s a little weird, to tell you the truth. I doubt many people my age still daydream like I do. And my daydreams are all over the place – sometimes they’re about things that happened in the past, sometimes I’m dreaming of how a vacation will go when we finally take it, sometimes it’s just me finally finding the perfect v-neck t-shirts I’ve been wanting for 5 years. I never know what it’s going to be about, and I usually don’t tell other people about this strange habit of mine. But, I’m hoping I’m not the only one.

Because it helps pass the day sometimes and, if nothing else, I can come up with a good idea.

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Ideas like taking my favorite spring dessert from last year and putting into my first ever homemade pie crust.

I didn’t daydream that my pie crust would turn out well. It actually did!

And I don’t think the pie coming out the oven perfectly cooked was a dream either, because I definitely remember eating a big slice of it with vanilla ice cream while watching an episode of No Reservations on Netflix streaming with Nick after dinner.

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Wake up, this is not a daydream.

This is just delicious pie.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

  • 1 unbaked pie crust (homemade is always the best, but store bought will also work great)
  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 3 cups chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Crumb Topping

  • 2/3 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice

Fit your dough into a 9-inch pie pan, crimping the edges to fit. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Toss the chopped rhubarb and strawberries with the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, ans salt. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.

Take pie crust out of the freezer, and pour your fruit mixture into the pie crust.

In a medium bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, sugar, and salt. Cut the butter into the oat mixture until it has a crumbly texture. Toss in the orange juice until combined.

Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the fruit filling.

Bake at 375 for 40 minutes, then cover the pie loosely with foil (this will keep it from over-browning) and bake another 35-40 minutes until the filling is thick and bubbly.

Let the pie cool 15-20 minutes before serving.

29 Responses to “Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie”

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    Jess — May 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Have you ever seen the Ewoks movie where Cindyl makes pie? This looks exactly like that! Looks delicious!!!!! (And no, you aren’t the only one who daydreams)

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      no I haven’t!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — May 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Don’t worry, I day dream all the time too! It’s like I’ll never grow up- which is just fine by me. ;)

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    Lisa @ I'm an Okie — May 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    That looks fantastic and SO tasty!

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      thanks Lisa :)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — May 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Love the colors! It looks delicious!

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Thanks!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — May 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I haven’t had rhubarb in years…reminds me of my grandma who used to make this pie! I should try sometime, yours looks delish :)

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    Kelly — May 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I love that you have a gorgeous crock of strawberries in the background! How perfectly springy. And I think one’s imagination should never be outgrown!

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      thanks Kelly :) My mom just bought me that crock a few weeks ago – I love it!

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    Michelle @ A Voracious Appetite — May 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    This looks like a great summer dessert. I love that berries are back in season!

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      me too! i’ve been waiting for strawberries since last may!

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    Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather — May 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    No reservations is streaming?! I’ve been wanting to see that. This looks like perfection Bradi!

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    admin — May 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    thanks heather!

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    Erica — May 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I’m a big day dreamer too. I think if you had a huge imagination as a kid…it just kind of sticks with you :) The pie looks ridiculous! I love the crumble topping. I’m not usually a huge pie or cake fan, but I could totally get behind this ;)

    • admin replied: — May 9th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

      i agree! i’m kind of glad I still have an active imagination :)

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    Sues — May 9, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I have a crazy weird imagination, too! I think it’s because I grew up reading A LOT (and still do). I remember being happy when I’d get in trouble and be sent to my room because I could sit alone and daydream!

    Anyway, this looks awesome, so I say your imagination is pretty fabulous :)

    • admin replied: — May 10th, 2011 at 1:21 am

      Me too! I read non-stop, especially during the summer.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    You are not alone! Anyway this pie looks tremendous. Between the crumble and then the rhubarb, I could probably sit down and eat the whole pie!

    • admin replied: — May 10th, 2011 at 1:21 am

      it’s good to know :)

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    Joy — May 10, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I totally day dream! All. The. Time! Hubs is forever interrupting from “lala land” as he calls it

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    Shannon — May 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    LOVE strawberry rhubarb pie!! this looks fantastic. and i guess i should’ve totally come down for my slice ;)

    • admin replied: — May 10th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      yes, you should have :)

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    janetha @ meals & moves — May 10, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I am so proud of you! I want to make a scratch made pie some day. This looks incredible.

    • admin replied: — May 10th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      If I can do it, you can do it!

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    Stacy Myers — May 11, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Whew! I already printed this out for my first batch of rhubarb!

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