Dessert | November 7, 2017

Tart Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is famous for it’s creamy, tart and sweet filling. Pair it with Grandma’s flakey crust and you have a winner. This is the perfect for any occasion- especially on Thanksgiving when you have a pumpkin pie hater in the crowd. 

Tart Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with fresh strawberries scattered around

A Family Recipe

This recipe is my sister-in-law family’s recipe. It’s been handed down, tried and tested. It’s hands down the best! Since sometimes I struggle with finding rhubarb so I’ve altered this recipe so it can be enjoyed all year round and call it our tart strawberry pie!

box of tapioca and frozen rhubarb

Use Fresh or Frozen Rhubarb

You can serve this pie when rhubarb and strawberries are fresh in season. Rhubarb is grown in green house and can be found all year round- but I had a hard time finding it. Luckily there is also frozen rhubarb!! I found mine at Sprouts.

Some years I cannot find frozen rhubarb during the Thanksgiving season. To make a sweet and tart pie I substitute the missing rhubarb for frozen cherries! It tastes delicious!

fresh berries with sugar in a white bowl

How to make Tart Strawberry Pie

This pie is probably the easiest pie you’ll make!

1.Start by thawing your rhubarb or cherries, slicing your strawberries and mixing in all the ingredients.

fresh berries with sugar being mixed in a white bowl

2. When the fruit mixes with the sugar and tapioca it will sweat and soften the fruit. While it rests, make your pie crusts.

fresh berries with sugar in a white bowl

Keep The Crust Cold!

I use my Grandma’s pie crust recipe. The trick to pie crusts is keeping them COLD. All the tips and steps are in the post linked. Make sure you follow the steps exactly, its not too hard! Don’t be intimidated. Make it ahead and let it rest in the fridge. After the fruit has sat for about 20 minutes place in the pie crust.

collage image of strawberry rhubarb pie being made

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

1.Place 5+ strips parallel on the crust.

2. Fold back ever other one.

3. Lay one strip in the middle perpendicular to the other.

4. Fold over the strips folded back.

5. Fold back the opposite strips (the ones that were not folded back first)

6. Place another strip of dough perpendicular. Continue with pattern.

7.Crimp the edges, and trim off excess dough.

8.Brush an egg wash on the top of the pie to help it brown :)

Tart Strawberry Rhubarb Pie being brushed with melted butter

On top of the egg wash sprinkle sugar, coarse sugar OR I have recently fallen in love with this sparkling sugar by Bob’s Red Mill. You can find it on amazon here.

bag of bob's red mill sparkling sugar with strawberry rhubarb pie in the background

close up of Tart Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

….I cut into mine while it was piping hot! So the pieces are a little juicy in this picture. If you let it cool it will thicken!  Perfect with ice cream, or fresh whipped cream!

fresh baked Tart Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

5 from 1 vote
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins

delicious tart strawberry rhubarb pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Rhubarb pie, strawberry pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups strawberries slices
  • 1 lb rhubarb about 3 cups
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp tapioca
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp water
  1. Cut rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces (about 3 cups).
  2. Add fresh strawberries.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix to coat fruit.
  4. Let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare pie crust (See link above for recipe).
  5. Fill with fruit mixture.
  6. Dot with butter.
  7. Put pie crust on top.
  8. Bake at 400 for 35-40 minutes.
Egg Wash
  1. lightly beat egg and water together, brush on top pie crust before baking.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 25.7mg31%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. This pie was sooooo good! I didn’t know you could buy rhubarb in a bag. I’ve totally looked for it in the produce with no luck. That looks easier to find and use for baking. Win win!

  2. I made my first lattice pie this thanksgiving thanks to your easy directions and delish recipe! Thanks!