Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Baking time: 60 minutes
  • Makes: 8
  • Freezing: Excellent
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Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 tsp salt
¾ cup (175 mL) Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening, well-chilled
4-8 tbsp ice cold water
Filling
1.5 L strawberries, quartered
2 cups (500 mL) chopped rhubarb
¾ cup (175 mL) SUGAR IN THE RAW® Natural Turbinado Sugar
1/3 cup (80 mL) Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon zest
Topping
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp (30 mL) Sugar In The Raw® Natural Turbinado Sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
4 lbs (2kg) peaches (or nectarines, pears or apples), peeled, cored/pitted and cut into ½”/1.3 cm cubes (about 3 cups/750 mL)
2 cups (500 mL) pitted cherries (or sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or any desired combination)

Preparation

1Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2Cut chilled shortening into ½” (1 cm) cubes. Work in shortening cubes into flour mixture using a pastry blender or two knives, in an up and down chopping motion, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with some small pea-sized pieces remaining.
3Sprinkle half the maximum recommended amount of ice cold water over the flour mixture. Using a fork, stir and draw flour from bottom of bowl to the top, distributing moisture evenly into flour. Press chunks down to bottom of bowl with fork. Add more water by the tablespoonful (15 mL), until dough is moist enough to hold together when pressed together.
4Divide dough in two balls, one ball slightly larger than the other. Flatten balls into ½” (1 cm) thick round disks.
5Wrap dough in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 2 days for ease in rolling.
6Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
7Combine filling ingredients in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
8Roll larger ball of dough from center outward on a lightly floured surface into a circle 2” (5 cm) wider than pie plate for the bottom crust. Transfer dough to pie plate by loosely rolling around rolling pin. Center the rolling pin over the pie plate, and then unroll, easing dough into pie plate. Roll out remaining dough and set aside.
9Fill with strawberry rhubarb mixture and top with remaining pastry. Flute edge. Cut slits on top of pastry. Brush top of pie with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
10Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes, lower heat to 375°F (190°C). Continue baking 45 to 50 minutes, or until fruit is tender and crust is golden. Cool on wire cooling rack.