Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie
- For Rich Butter Pastry, in a medium bowl stir together 1 cup and 2 tablespoons flour, sugar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter cubes until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the water over part of the flour mixture; toss with form. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1/2 Tbsp. of the water at a time, until all the flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, using hands to combine until it holds together. Shape the dough into a 7x2-inch round log. Wrap pastry with plastic wrap and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.
- For topping, in a medium bowl stir together the flour, turbinado sugar, almonds (if desired), baking powder, and lemon peel. Add melted butter; mix until clumps form. Cover and chill topping while preparing filling.
- Meanwhile, for Strawberry Rhubarb Filling, in a large bowl stir together sugar, tapioca, ginger and salt. Add rhubarb and strawberries; gently toss until coated. Let rhubarb mixture stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (If using frozen rhubarb, let mixture stand 45 minutes.) Meanwhile, remove pastry from freezer and let stand 10-15 minutes or until easy to slice.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using a sharp knife with a thin blade, cut the chilled 7-inch dough log into 28 thin slices. Place 16 of the slices around the edge of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Place the remaining slices in the bottom of the pie plate. Using your fingers, press the pieces of the pastry together to fill in the gaps. Flute edges as desired.
- Stir fruit mixture and transfer to the pastry-lined pie plate. Cover filling with topping.
- To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. Place a foil-lined baking sheet on the rack below the pie in oven. Bake for 60 minutes (75 minutes if using frozen fruit). Remove foil; bake 15 to 20 minutes more or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
*Turbinado is a type of raw sugar. It can be found in the baking aisle of most large supermarkets.