Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Once upon a time in a potato factory not too far away, there was a kind queen named Sharon.  Sharon knew everything there was to know about a potato.  The wise queen tried to bestow her wisdom upon the kids of the kingdom and all was good in the land.

One day, Queen Sharon announced that she’d like to retire.  Everyone was in a panic– especially the Supreme Court of P-Burgh.  What would they do without her?  The kids were very afraid as they would now have to apply all the wisdom they learned from Queen Sharon. 

The day came and Queen Sharon retired from the potato factory.  There were lots of hugs and good memories shared, then the Queen went off to live in her country house with her husband, the King. 

The kids miss Queen Sharon, but she comes around once in a while.  They really like it when she brings in a birthday cake.  Last time Queen Sharon came in, she brought a full bag of rhubarb from her garden.

“Thank you, Queen Sharon!”, the kids exclaimed.  “Have fun on your trip to Washington D.C”. 

The kids baked the rhubarb into pies and crisps.  They lived happily ever after, with bellies full and laughter in their hearts. 

The End….

Ok, so I may have stretched a few things.  Sharon worked here until she retired in January.  She always called a coworker and I ‘Kids’ (endearingly, of course) and she tried to pass on her wisdom on to us before retiring.  She knows a lot about potatoes.  Plus, she made some awesome Apricot Tea Bread and brought it in on my birthday! 

And, yes, she brought us Rhubarb last Friday.  A HUGE bag of it!  Everyone took what they wanted and I took what was left.  The temperatures were in the 80’s over the weekend.  Guess what I did?  I baked two pies and a rhubarb crisp.  🙂

This recipe is a variation of the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie I posted last June.  But this recipe is BETTER!  This pie has a crumble topping, so its like a fruit pie and a fruit crisp got married and had a baby.  No, wait.  Don’t think of it that way.  No one wants to eat a baby.  Except that really creepy guy on Austin Powers…

Anywhoo…  This recipe is easy-peasy and will leave your house smelling wonderful.  Hope you enjoy!

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie


  • 1 lb. rhubarb, washed well and chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) strawberries, hulled and sliced (or 16 oz. frozen sliced strawberries, thawed)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 9″ single pie crust (I used Pillsbury)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup COLD butter (1 stick), chopped
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

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  1. Mix the sugar and flour together in a bowl.  Add the fruit and toss to coat.  Let stand about 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Make sure your rack is in the middle of the oven.
  3. Place the pie crust in the pan and carefully form it to the pan.  I use a glass Pyrex pie plate.  Poke the dough a few times with a fork on the sides and bottom.  Fill with fruit, making sure to get all the juices into the pie shell. 
  4. In a food processor, combine 1/2 cup of flour with a stick of cold butter.  Pulse until it resembles sand.  Add the oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  Pulse a few more times to combine.
  5. Spread the crumble topping evenly over the top of the pie.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes.  Loosely cover the top of the pie with foil, and return it to the oven for 40 minutes.  The crust should be golden and the filling bubbly.  Carefully remove the foil and let cool.  I let mine cool overnight and served it the next day at room temperature with ice cream.

What types of desserts do you enjoy in the Spring?


8 responses to “Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

  1. Need your recipe for rhubarb crisp please – was given some rhubarb on Monday and the recipe books I have don’t seem to have this recipe – gasp! – and they are American cookbooks, too!!
    Thanks from your cousin in a faraway land!

  2. Thanks, Sweetie, that would be great! It’s cold and blustery here in Australia’s national capital, think I need to live in summery weather places more than wintery ones!

  3. Josie, loved your story!! Thanks for the humor and your great recipes!!

  4. Very cute story and loved the results of the pie and crisp very good also. It was delicuos. thanks for sharing.

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