First off, an apology. I know I was supposed to post yesterday, but by the time I remembered I was climbing into bed and was just too damn tired to climb back out. I was running around all weekend, trying to catch up on yard work on Saturday when there was a break from the rain, exercising my poor, bored doggie, cleaning my house, catching up on laundry and surprise: baking. I know, it's weird to hear me say that (or more correctly, it's weird to see me write that), but it's true.
During my frenzied fit of yardwork, I harvested my rhubarb plant. I should explain now that I hate rhubarb. When I moved into my house, the previous owner had planted one along my back fence, and I always forgot to dig it up before it took over that particular portion of my yard. This year, I'd planned to finally get rid of it, but an endless stream of rain caused it to grow gigantic before I got the opportunity to dig it up. I wasn't going to let this year stop me, but when I told my husband my plans to hack the plant to bits, he very sweetly asked if I could pretty please bake him a rhubarb pie. He was so cute, in fact, that I agreed. So, instead I found myself harvesting instead of destroying.
I'd never made a rhubarb pie before, so I turned to my old friend the internet for a solution. I know a lot of us love pinterest when it comes to finding great recipes, but my old stand by is Food TV. I always go to their website when I have a single ingredient and no idea what to do with it. I scrolled through the recipes, immediately turning away from strawberry rhubarb. I loved strawberries too much to throw them in a pie. Instead, I found a very simple and appealing recipe for Rhubarb and Blueberry Pie. After sending my husband out for the missing ingredients, the two of us got to work in the kitchen and made not one, not two but three pies. The result? Delicious.
I hate rhubarb, and I don't like blueberries very much either, but I LOVE this pie. It was so simple and it is so good. I highly suggest you all give it a try, although I should warn you, it's sweet not tart. That makes it a winner in my book (I hate tart, I won't use tart apples to make apple pie either), but I know some of you out there might find it too sweet. But so far, everyone I've shared it with has loved it as much as I have, so if you have a monstrous rhubarb plant mocking you from your yard, just follow the link below. Enjoy!
Summertime Blue Rhubarb Pie