I never remember how I make a recipe anymore. I’m definitely becoming my mother in a round about sort of way. I am usually a recipe follower, and technically I still am, whereas my mother is an amazing improvizational cook. In any case, for my pies I mix recipes because I have a favourite pie crust recipe although I always swear I’ll switch to a different one because this one is always hard to work with. It is so flaky though that it is worth dealing with.
Today, I found this strawberry rhubarb pie recipe and I used it as a guide for my filling and my cooking times. I used a mix of tapioca starch and corn starch to thicken the juices a little. I stew my rhubarb lightly first (with Jamie Oliver’s recipe), and then I took the 2/3 of the liquid from the stewed rhubarb and mixed it with the starches. I then mixed that slurry into my rhubarb and strawberries in a large bowl. Then, I used a slotted spoon to put the fruit into the pie.
Sometimes, when I do a Google search for a recipe, I’ll intentially go to page 5,6, or 7 just to avoid the SEO hyped blog posts- they are not always the best recipes. So, that is how I found the recipe.Yes, it’s a bit odd that it is from PBS, but I looked for a few and this one seemed to be a good fit.