Rhubarb Mini Pies

Rhubarb - especially rhubarb pie - is so nostalgic to me that there aren't adequate words for it (well, I don't have them at least). Growing up, we'd eat rhubarb right from the garden while playing in the yard, puckering up because of its tartness. And my Aunt Doris (who was like a grandma to us...even though she wasn't even really my aunt, just our next door neighbor who became like family) loved to bake and always made rhubarb pie and sauce at the beginning of June. In her old age, she eventually moved away, but would still visit every June and request some rhubarb from the backyard so she could do her magic.

Since then, I've only made rhubarb pie once as an adult, so I wanted to make it again and document it in photos. I'm in awe of food bloggers who make good food and take amazing pictures at the same time. For me, making a decent pie crust was challenging enough. I also decided to try out mini pies, which takes a bit longer to put together, but eventually became a quiet routine of rolling, shaping, filling. I made them first for Memorial Day, and a second time at the end of the week - served individually with a scoop (or two) of ice cream on top.

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mini Pies:
1 Recipe for flaky pie crust
6 creme brulee ramekins (similar)
Make dough according to recipe, let chill. Make pie filling, swapping the tapioca for 1/4 cup corn starch (or whichever is on hand). Roll out dough and form into circles an inch or so larger than ramekins. Place bottom dough in each ramekin, add filling, then top dough, adding a few slits with a knife. Set ramekins on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, then for another 20 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly brown. (Don't forget the ice cream!)


Prippy Handbook said...

By far my favorite kind of pie. I've always been intimidated to try and make it myself, but you may have just given me the motivation I needed!

Tara Celeste said...

Mini pies are much more work, definitely, but so worth it. Yours look delicious!

Anna @ IHOD said...

These are perfect little pies!
And they sound divine!
Thanks for sharing:)

Bethany said...

Yum! Looks lovely, and I'll bet they were fantastic. I always love the light feeling I get when I visit your blog and flip through your photos. :)

rooth said...

I've never had this before but it looks quite wonderful. Now my taste buds are curious

monsterscircus said...

They are so beautiful, next year, I Will plant some more rhuharb, my single plant can't keep up with all the delicious recepies, have a wonderful Day.

Gloria said...

Yum! Everything seems to taste better in miniaturized form :-)

Brittni said...

This looks so delicious! I have never had rhubarb pie before but adding the strawberries is making me want to try it. Putting it on my list.

Jenni @ Jarfly said...

Welp, I sure gotta try this!

O'Melly said...

GAH! Rhubarb.. *drool*

Lana {lanalou style} said...

I've also never had rhubarb pie before, perhaps it's time!

rachel! said...

YUM. your blog is so cute. i'm so glad i found it!!

Gina said...

this looks absolutely amazing - making it!

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