Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (Gluten-Free)

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (Gluten-Free)

This summer, why not wow dinner and BBQ guests with a healthier than average dessert featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients? Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a summer classic, perfect for any party.


I bet you can’t guess my favorite aspect of this sweet treat: it’s loaded with a nutrient-dense vegetable! Okay, so maybe you could have guessed I would like that part.

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Rhubarb is a surprising source of calcium–just one cup has 10% of your RDA–and beauty-boosting nutrients like lutein, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Who doesn’t need a little extra help with healthy skin in the summer? All that heat, humidity, and sunshine can do a number on our most exposed organ.

Ok, first, please drool over this picture then scroll down for the recipe…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ingredients

  • Gluten-Free Pie Crust
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 4-5 stalks rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • Splash of sweet vinegar (white balsamic or fruit-flavored of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  1. Prepare one Gluten-Free Pie Crust (or cheat a little and get one pre-made).
  2. Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  3. Wash and cut strawberries and rhubarb into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl and mix with sugar, arrowroot (or cornstarch if you aren’t gluten-free), vinegar, and salt. Mix thoroughly and let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Press pie crust into your favorite nonstick tart or pie dish. Fill crust with fruit and vegetable mixture, spreading evenly.
  5. Bake at 425 F for 30 min then reduce to 350 F and bake another 20-25 minutes or until crust edges are golden brown.

Top with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. I went with Moorenko‘s creamy, delicious Vanilla Bean variety. YUM-E.