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Recipes Tagged with “strawberry”

Lattice-Topped Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

dessert pie rhubarb strawberry untested

Ingredients

For crust

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 10 tablespoons (about) ice water

For filling

  • 3 1/2 cups 1/2-inch-thick slices trimmed rhubarb (1 1/2 pounds untrimmed)
  • 1 16-ounce container strawberries, hulled, halved (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg yolk beaten to blend with 1 teaspoon water (for glaze)

Preparation

Make crust: Combine flour, sugar and salt in processor. Using on/off turns, cut in shortening and butter until coarse meal forms. Blend in enough ice water 2 tablespoons at a time to form moist clumps. Gather dough into ball; cut in half. Flatten each half into disk. Wrap separately in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled. Let dough soften slightly at room temperature before rolling.)

Make filling: Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Toss gently to blend.

Roll out 1 dough disk on floured work surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch-diameter flass pie dish. Trim excess dough, leaving 3/4-inch overhang.

Roll out second dough disk on lightly floured surface to 13-inch round. Cut into fourteen 1/2-inch-wide strips. Spoon filling into crust. Arrange 7 dough strips atop filling, spacing evenly. Form lattice by placing remaining dough strips in opposite direction atop filling. Trim ends of dough strips even with overhang of bottom crust. Fold strip ends and overhang under, pressing to seal. Crimp edges decoratively.

Brush glaze over crust. transfer pie to baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake pie until golden and filling thickens, about 1 hour 25 minutes. Transfer pie to rack and cool completely.

Bon Appetit, April 1997


Rhubarb Crisp with Strawberry Sauce

dessert rhubarb strawberry untested

Strawberry sauce

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, or to taste

1. In a food processor or food mill, purée the berries until smooth. Add the sugar, a teaspoon at a time, making sure the sauce is not too sweet.

2. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Cover and chill. This makes 1 1/2 cups sauce.

Rhubarb crisp and assembly

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Finely shredded zest of 1 large orange
  • 1 1/2 pounds (10 to 12 inch-wide stalks) rhubarb, trimmed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Good pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Combine the sugar, cornstarch and orange zest in a large mixing bowl. Cut the rhubarb into 1-inch pieces (you should have about 5 1/2 cups), add to the bowl and mix with your hands until the rhubarb is evenly covered.

2. In a food processor or mixing bowl, blend the flour, brown sugar, pepper, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Cut the butter into thin chips, then pulse or work the mixture lightly with your fingertips until it is the texture of raw oats.

3. Arrange the rhubarb mixture evenly in a 9 1/2 -inch glass pie plate, making sure all the sugar doesn’t fall to the bottom (if it does, spoon it over the rhubarb again). Sprinkle with the orange juice, then spoon the flour and spice mixture evenly over the dish.

4. Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 50 to 55 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through for even cooking. Serve warm, topped with a small scoop of ice cream and a splash of the bright red sauce.

Chicago Tribune


Rhubarb-Strawberry Sorbet

dessert icecream rhubarb strawberry untested

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound rhubarb (5 or 6 thin stalks), trimmed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 10 ounces fresh strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preparation

1. Cut the rhubarb into half-inch pieces. In a medium, nonreactive saucepan, bring the rhubarb, two-thirds cup water and the sugar to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer until the rhubarb is tender and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

2. Slice the strawberries and purée them in a blender or food processor with the cooked rhubarb mixture and lemon juice until smooth.

3. Chill the mixture thoroughly, then freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Chicago Tribune


Strawberry and Orange Fools

dessert strawberry untested

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce basket fresh strawberries, hulled, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt (do not use low-fat or nonfat)
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 2 teaspoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur (optional)
  • Additional strawberries, halved

Preparation

Place chopped strawberries in medium bowl. Mash coarsely with fork. Place in colander and let drain 15 minutes.

Beat cream in large bowl to stiff peaks. Gently fold in yogurt, sugar, orange juice and peel. Fold in Cointreau, if desired. Gently fold in strawberries. Divide among 4 wineglasses or coupes. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)

Garnish fools with additional halved strawberries and serve.

Bon Appetit, May 1996