Making a strawberry-rhubabrb pie....do you peel rhubarb?
This is a silly question, considering I have made a few such pies already. The recipe I've used is pretty basic and the pies come out good. This year, I'm making one to give away, so I want it to be as delicious as ever. First, do you have a favorite/excellent recipe? Also, if you have baked with rhubarb before, do you peel it first? I never have but wonder if you should....my recipe doesn't specify. Thank you!
I wouldn't bother peeling the rhubarb, unless it's really hard & fibrous. (probably still wouldn't bother then!)
I don't have a favourite recipe, but I've found that a little ground cardamom is a fantastic complement to strawberry-rhubarb.
After baking rhubarb pies for over 20 years, I found the best recipe a couple of years ago:
3/4 C. sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 (regular size box) strawberry jello
Stir the dry stuff together in a large mixing bowl, throw in the rhubarb an stir well, put it in your crust and bake. best ever!