An excellent pie to make when strawberries and rhubarb are at their peak. This delicious fruit-filled pie is a recipe from Canadian Living magazine, May 1993. You can substitute a plain top crust instead of the lattice top if you like; brush with the egg glaze and cut steam vents. Tip: Keep a clear plastic quilt ruler with your baking and cooking supplies to measure pastry strips for lattice pies, to measure squares or strips of dough, pastry, or pasta, or as a guide for cutting squares evenly.
- In a bowl, combine rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and cinnamon.
- On lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry and line a nine-inch pie plate.
- Spoon in filling.
- Roll out pastry for top crust; using pastry wheel or knife, cut into 1-inch wide strips.
- Brush pastry rim with some of the beaten egg.
- Gently weave strips over the pie to form lattice; trim and flute the edge.
- Brush lattice with beaten egg. Sprinkle top with sugar if using.
- Bake on a baking sheet with sides in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15 minutes. Tip: If you do not have a cookie sheet handy, make a drip catcher out of foil paper, larger than the bottom of the pie plate, and place it under the pie plate and up the sides loosely.
- Reduce heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 50 to 60 minutes longer or until rhubarb is tender, filling thickened, and the crust is golden.
- Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before cutting.