Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Because it’s summer and the memories are just waiting to happen. ~ unknown

This weekend our four year old Grandson Edison came to play with us for the weekend. He is at that wonderful age where magic is waiting around every corner and he is bound and determined to seek it out. I love it; no guile, just wide eyed innocence and wonder. He is a joy to be around. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies Last night we took him to the fireworks display. He was happy, frightened, curious, and a bit daring all in turn and I had the privilege of remembering what it was like to be young, innocent and carefree for a small space in time. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Thankful to God for the little things in life that bring so much joy and pleasure.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand pies are a fresh taste of summer. I envision running through tall grass in the meadows. A picnic enjoyed on a checkerboard blanket. A tall glass of sweet lemonade, potato salad, and fried chicken. All topped off with a sweet and tangy delightfully delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pie that is my own. A perfect piece of pastry that fits right in my hand! These little pies are a nod to picnics and everything summertime.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies
Serves: 6
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1½ cup rhubarb, sliced
  • 2 cup strawberries, cut in half
  • 1½ tsp orange rind, grated
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup raw sugar, plus more for sprinkling
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground cracked pepper (optional)
  • 1½ tsp Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2-3 tbsp heavy cream, or 1 beaten egg white
  • pie crust (enough for double pie)
  1. Melt butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add rhubarb and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add strawberries, orange zest, orange juice, sugar, salt and cracked pepper (if using). Stir gently and allow to zimmer for three minutes until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Stir in Grand Marnier (if using).
  5. Whisk together cornstarch and water. Add to simmering fruit mixture. Continue to simmer, stirring continually until mixture has thickened. (about 4-5 minutes).
  6. Place filling in refrigerator to chill.
  7. Meanwhile, roll out pastry dough to about ¼ inch thick
  8. Cut 4 inch circles, squares (or use lattice hand pie mold) from pie crust. Double pie crust should make 12 individual circles or squares.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  10. Once pie filling has cooled, spoon equally atop 6 of the pie cutouts.
  11. Top pie crust with filling with the remaining 6 pie crusts (optional to cut strips and make lattice to go atop the filling if pie molds are not used).
  12. Crimp the edges of the individual pies and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  13. Brush pies all over with cream or egg white and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  14. Place pies in the oven and immediately reduce heat to 375 degrees.
  15. Bake pies for 15-20 minutes until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.
  16. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving, filling will be hot, or serve cold.

My favorite pastry dough recipe is from Martha Stewart: Pate Brisee  It  never fails. Flaky and delicious every time. When using her Pate Brisee, chill the dough only slightly. Otherwise the dough will be a little harder to work with because of the butter content. If the dough gets to hard, let it sit for a few minutes to warm up.

Pie Mold Norpro 1042 Lattice Mini Pie Mold
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  1. says

    These are beautiful! I haven’t had rhubarb in a few years, I want some now! :-)
    Thank you for linking up this amazing recipe in the Bloggers Brags Party at Surviving Toddlerhood! I hope to see you again!
    Rebekah recently posted…Our July Fourth WeekendMy Profile

    • says

      Thanks Rebekah. I had fun baking these up and they were quite delicious. I appreciate you stopping by and taking a moment to share. Have a wonderful week.

    • says

      Thanks Michelle, I only started cooking with Rhubarb in the past few years and it is now one of my favorites, especially when paired with strawberries. I appreciate you stopping by and hope you have a wonderful week!

    • says

      These pies were delicious. I am a bit sad to see our Rhubarb season come to a close. Hoping I can get a few jars or strawberry rhubarb jam in soon. Thanks for stopping by and all your great support. I appreciate you!

  2. says

    These Strawberry Rhubarb Hand Pies look amazing. I love the Little Lattice Pie Mold, how perfect. I must try the recipe, I’m always looking for the perfect pie crust. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this week. Pinned/shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again with another delicious recipe.
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks
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    • says

      Thank you for sharing Joanne. Be sure to check out Martha Stewart’s Pate Brisee. It is an exceptional pie crust recipe. I appreciate you stopping by and taking a moment to share.

  3. says

    These look delicious! My mom always made strawberry rhubarb jam and it’s one of my favorite flavor profiles. Would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!


  4. says

    I clicked over from #foodiefridays. I wondered how you got such perfect little lattice pies. I’ve never seen a hand-pie maker like that. Tempted to get one :) And strawberry rhubarb is one of my favorite flavor combinations. Pinned!
    Jill recently posted…3-Ingredient Pina Colada SmoothieMy Profile

    • says

      The hand pie mold was easy to use and I loved the way the pies turned out. Makes me look like a genius :) Doing lattice on my own would have been a miserable affair. Thanks for stopping by.

    • says

      I didn’t know that Katerina. Greece looks like a lovely place. I have heard from family who have visited that the people who live there are warm and inviting and the food is out of this world.

    • says

      Thanks Chrystal. I have had that pie mold sitting in my cupboard for over a year. It made me nervous :) Finally decided to use it and I couldn’t believe how simple it was. Loved it! Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to share.

    • says

      Thanks Maria. I was pleased with how the picture came out. Good thing too, because those little pies disappeared so fast, I would have had to make them again to get another picture. Though, I don’t think anyone would have minded!

  5. says

    Those look like sweet, tangy, fruity, summery, tiny-pie perfection! I am now craving one for breakfast. And I think I need that tiny pie maker. Yummmm :)
    ~Stopping by from the Hearth and Soul hop
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    • says

      I loved your herb pots and they were a big hit on my FB page. I will be following your blog as well. So many beautiful things to look at! Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I love it when I click with someone and make a new friend!

  6. says

    Well now arent those the cutest most delicious little pies. I have never made a hand-pies before, but I dont do to much baking except during the holidays. Pastries are my downfall too, I love anything baked, my comfort food. Wishing you a great week
    PS Pinning to my Berry Board!!
    Karren Haller recently posted…Mondays ReflectionMy Profile

    • says

      Making pie crusts use to be my nemesis. I am glad I never gave up and kept at it. I now have a pie crust that practically makes itself, it is so simple. Martha Stewart comes through in the clinch! Have a wonderful week.

  7. says


    These Strawberry Rubarb pies are just beautiful. I love that these pies are handheld. I can vision all my teens grabbing one and running. It sounds like you had a great 4th of July with your grandson.

    Blessings and have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday.


    • says

      Thank you Diane. We did have a wonderful time. Tonight we are going to roast marshmallows and make s’mores in the back yard and play with sparklers. He comes to stay at the farm one weekend a month. A great break for mom and dad and a time to spoil him with Grandma and Grandpa. Life is good!
      Blessings right back at you,


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