June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

Paul August 15, 2019

Rhubarb Fun Facts

Rhubarb Fun Facts

In culinary use, Rhubarb fresh raw leaf stalks are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts.

  • Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that, since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.
  • January 23rd is National Rhubarb Pie Day.
  • June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day.
  • 1 pound of fresh Rhubarb yields about 3 cups chopped or 2 cups cooked.
  • Rhubarb was grown in China and traded for medicinal purposes as early as the 16th century.
  • The redder the stalk, the sweeter the taste.
  • The leaves attached to the Rhubarb stalk are poisonous.
  • Rhubarb prefers to grow in a cool, damp climate, as it struggles in a dry or hot climates.

Pie Fun Facts

Approx. $700 million in pies are sold in grocery stores every year. This does not include restaurants, only grocery stores. If you lined up the number of pies sold in one year, they would circle the globe.

  • Pumpkin pie was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623.
  • Pie is so special it has two days: December 1st and January 23rd are National Pie Day.
  • April 28th is National Blueberry Pie Day.
  • June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day.
  • September 28th is National Strawberry Pie Day.
  • October 23rd is National Boston Cream Pie Day.
  • Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it a pagan form of pleasure. For 16 years, pie eating and making went underground until the Restoration leaders lifted the ban on pie in 1660.
  • Pie was not always America’s favorite dessert – in the 19th Century, fruit pies were a common breakfast food eaten before the start of a long day.
  • The Ancient Egyptians around 2,500BC are known to have eaten pies made with ground oats or wheat wrapped around a filling of honey or figs.
  • 47% of Americans for whom the word “comforting” comes to mind when they think of pie.
  • 1 in 5 Americans have claimed to have eaten an entire pie by themselves.
  • 9% Americans who prefer to eat their pie crust-first.
  • 18% of men who say their wife makes the best homemade pie while 2% of women who say their husband makes the best homemade pie.
  • “As easy as pie” is an American expression. In the 1890’s, “pie” was a common slang expression meaning anything easy, a cinch; the expression “easy as pie” stemmed quite readily from that.
  • Boston Cream Pie is a cake, not a pie.

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Recipe

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Best Ever Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The most amazing and mouthwatering Strawberry Rhubarb pie you will ever taste.

 

PREP TIME – 10 minutes
COOK TIME – 30 minutes
TOTAL TIME – 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine rhubarb, strawberries and sugar in bowl.
  2. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes
  3. Separate 1/4 cup juice from fruit and save. Drain the rest of the juice
  4. Combine fruit, juice, cornstarch, vanilla and salt. Stir.
  5. Fill bottom pie crust with fruit filling
  6. Add crust on top and seal edges
  7. Whisk the egg white
  8. Brush top of pie crust with egg white
  9. Sprinkle with sugar
  10. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes or until top crust is golden.
  11. Cool for 1 hour

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