Strawberry Rhubarb Almond Crumble Pie

Servings: 8
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 9- inch homemade or store-bought pie crust , unbaked
  • 1 egg yolk for brushing crust (optional)

Filling

  • 1 lb strawberries , hulled and sliced in half or quartered if very large
  • 1 lb rhubarb diced into 1/3-inch thick slices
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Crumble Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (optional)
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter , cold and diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup slices almonds

Instructions

  1. For the filling:
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Place sliced strawberries and rhubarb in a large mixing bowl. Add in lime juice then add granulated sugar mixture and toss rhubarb mixture until evenly coated. Set aside while preparing crumb topping.
  3. For the crumb topping:
  4. In a mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, salt and seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean. Add butter pieces and almonds and work mixture together with fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. To assemble pie:
  6. Toss strawberry rhubarb mixture once more, then pour into 9-inch pie crust. Sprinkle top evenly with almond crumble mixture (if adding a decoration to pie crust, I recommend brushing lightly with a mixture of 1 egg yolk + 1 tsp water). Bake in preheated oven 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350, tent pie with foil and continue to bake 45 - 50 minutes longer until crumble is golden brown and filling is bubbling (during last 20 minutes of baking, I recommend setting a baking sheet on an oven rack below pie to catch any spills, you might not even need it but just in case). Remove from oven and allow to rest on a cooling rack at room temperature 30 minutes before slicing. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.
  7. Recipe Source: Inspired by Yahoo Food