Seasonal Recipe Contest entry: Secret Ingredient Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie

Constance Shuff shared her recipe for Secret Ingredient Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie. Submitted photo.

Constance Shuff, 76, of York submitted her recipe for Secret Ingredient Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie in Smart’s Seasonal Recipe Contest.

Keep reading to learn her secret in this classic dessert.

For May, Smart and York Daily Record/Sunday News readers entered recipes made with asparagus and rhubarb. What seasonal ingredients are on the menu for June? To enter the contest, click here.

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 of a 12.5 ounce can almond cake and pastry filling (not almond paste)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced

1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 egg white, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

1.Prepare pastry for double crust pie. On a lightly floured surface, roll out half the pastry to a 12 inch circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry.

2.In a large bowl, stir together sugar, cornstarch, almond filling, lemon juice, nutmeg and salt.

3.Stir in rhubarb and strawberries.

4.Transfer mixture to pastry-lined pie plate.

5.Dot filling with butter.

6.Roll out remaining pastry to a 12-inch circle. Cut in strips and place on filling and seal around edges.

7.Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of baking, quickly brush top with egg white and sprinkle with almonds.

8.Cool on wire rack.

Yields 8 servings.

Leigh Zaleski

I'm a health features reporter for the York Daily Record/Sunday News and healthy living blogger for No Sweat, York. Contact me with story ideas at, 717-771-2101 or @leighzaleski on Twitter.

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  1. May 30, 2012

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