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Old 06-16-2014, 07:24 AM   #21
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This thread got me thinking about rhubarb pie. I've never in my life eaten one. I may look around to find some and make a pie, people seem to LOVE rhubarb pie, so there must be something to it!
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:40 AM   #22
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It grows like a jungle behind my mother's house, but it wasn't until recently that I even tried it in a jam, it was delicious.

I had an aversion to it as a child because it looked like celery and I hated celery, so I never wanted to try it.
When I was a little girl my grandmother used to sit me down on the kitchen doorstep with a saucer of raw rhubarb chunks and a saucer of sugar. Dip the rhubarb into the sugar and munch - yum.
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Me too neither. Rhubarb not too sweet. Save the strawberries for strawberry shortcake.

I do like rhubarb sauce which I freeze, and I freeze cut up rhubarb to use for rhubarb cake, upside down or inside, crisps and crumbles. I made a rhubarb cream pie this weekend. I ate it all. (burp)

I Just finished making a batch of rhubarb sauce to freeze when it cools down. Tomorrow I want to make rhubarb jam with ginger. The flavor combo sounds good to me. I put some of the hot sauce in a small dish and stirred in some minced ginger to give it a trial taste test tonight. The flavors should combine as it cools.

I read that rhubarb compotes or relishes are good with lamb (Persian dishes.) I don't cook lamb very often/ not often enough so I do not have a TNT recipe to offer. I should think it would go good with turkey instead of cranberry sauce, which I also do not like too sweet.

When I was little we used to sneak a cereal bowl of sugar and dip rhubarb stalks right out of the garden for snacks.
Probably with roast pork too although I haven't tried it. Rhubarb suits the richness of anything fatty.
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This thread got me thinking about rhubarb pie. I've never in my life eaten one. I may look around to find some and make a pie, people seem to LOVE rhubarb pie, so there must be something to it!
I love rhubarb but have to say I prefer it in crumble rather than pie.

I sometimes sweeten it with honey or demerara sugar instead of white sugar and put a teaspoonful of ground ginger in the crumble topping.
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My brother loves rhubarb pie, but does not like it with strawberries (I had never heard of the two together until I moved to Canada). I don't eat a lot of sweets, so if I were to make a pie, it would not be rhubarb. I do usually make him a rhubarb pie or crisp. He's in northern MN and was making a rhubarb pie yesterday at our parents. I do adding it to curries.

I saw a quick pickled celery recipe the other day and saved it to try with rhubarb. I am hoping the season is almost over!
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My brother loves rhubarb pie, but does not like it with strawberries (I had never heard of the two together until I moved to Canada). I don't eat a lot of sweets, so if I were to make a pie, it would not be rhubarb. I do usually make him a rhubarb pie or crisp. He's in northern MN and was making a rhubarb pie yesterday at our parents. I do adding it to curries.

I saw a quick pickled celery recipe the other day and saved it to try with rhubarb. I am hoping the season is almost over!
In not a huge fan of strawberries, especially big chunks cooked. I'm OK with strawberry jam with the strawberries all mushed up, and I'll eat strawberry shortcake if I mash the strawberries. Strawberry rhubarb pie is the standard where I'm from in Maine.

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I love rhubarb but have to say I prefer it in crumble rather than pie.

I sometimes sweeten it with honey or demerara sugar instead of white sugar and put a teaspoonful of ground ginger in the crumble topping.
I love pie, really love pie! I like crumbles and crisps too, but prefer pie. Although that plum crumble posted here a few days ago looked amazing.

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This thread got me thinking about rhubarb pie. I've never in my life eaten one. I may look around to find some and make a pie, people seem to LOVE rhubarb pie, so there must be something to it!

You've never had rhubarb?? Nectar of the gods! Just leave out the strawberries.
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You've never had rhubarb?? Nectar of the gods! Just leave out the strawberries.
Nope! Our produce manager is going to order some for me. If it comes in, I'll be making a pie this weekend, strawberry free. I think that I've had some in a jam, but it was mixed with another fruit so I have really no idea what it's supposed to taste like.

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My brother loves rhubarb pie, but does not like it with strawberries (I had never heard of the two together until I moved to Canada). I don't eat a lot of sweets, so if I were to make a pie, it would not be rhubarb. I do usually make him a rhubarb pie or crisp. He's in northern MN and was making a rhubarb pie yesterday at our parents. I do adding it to curries.

I saw a quick pickled celery recipe the other day and saved it to try with rhubarb. I am hoping the season is almost over!
My grandmother made strawberry and rhubarb jam - economy I suppose.
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