Monday, June 17, 2013

The Best of Both Worlds - Peach Rhubarb Pie

It's a time of great change around here.  KT has packed up her life in Minnesota, and will soon be making her way down to Florida for her next job, performing in her all time favorite musical, "Spring Awakening".  It's all very exciting.  One might even say a dream come true!  Thankfully, before she sets off for her new destination, we have time to do our most beloved activity...create in the kitchen!!

In the spirit of transition, we decided to make a pie (because everybody LOVES PIE) that incorporated something reminiscent of where KT had been and where she is about to go.  To evoke the southern sunshine we sliced up some juicy peaches, and for the Lanesboro portion, well...there was really only one option...


As you know, rhubarb has become very near and dear to KT's heart while living in Lanesboro.  She has baked MANY a rhubarb pie in the past 15 months, and has attended 2 festivals devoted to everything rhubarb. 

But before this turns into KT's inner monologue...ON TO THE PIE.

Peach Rhubarb Pie

For the crust:
2 cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
2/3 cup Vegan Shortening
5 to 7 Tbsp Cold Water

For the filling:
2 cups Rhubarb, chopped
3 cups Peaches, chopped
1 tsp Ginger, grated
1 and 2/3 cups Sugar
1/3 cup Flour
Dash of Salt

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix together flour and salt, then cut in shortening.
3. Sprinkle in water as necessary, and toss with a fork.
4. Roll out two crusts.  If you choose to make a lattice crust like we did, go ahead and cut the second crust into thin strips,
5. Mix together the filling and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. Spoon mixture into bottom crust. Top with remaining crust.

6. Bake for 50 minutes.
7. Allow the delicious pie to cool, slice, scoop up some vegan vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!!

These last 15 months have been amazing, and the next chapter will be equally so.  No matter where life takes either one of us, it is comforting to know that we can always bake a pie.

Peace, Love, and the Galesburg vortex,
Pam and KT

1 comment:

  1. You should do a separate tutorial on how to make a lattice crust - it looks perfect!