May 05, 2008

Rhubarb and Blackberry Pie

rhubarb just pulled out

I am using frozen blackberry in this recipe as JSB had got rid of all the blackberries down the hill. We're planting Kiwi's native trees there: Kauri is one of them, besides local walnut, pinenut and macadamia trees. It's all about self-sufficient and well-investment for both the property and the children. And, furthermore, we're looking after New Zealand by planting these native trees, don't you think?

The pastry recipe is adapted from a gluten-free version, Free-form Apple Pie. I just change the filling and also reduce the sugar on the pastry to 1 tsp only. I also use my own filling: 300g rhubarb, trim and diced, 200g frozen blackberries, thawed, 2-3 Tbs sugar and 1 Tbs cornflour with just toss everything up and spoon them on to the pastry, and bake using the steps provided.

rhubarb and blackberry pies

We enjoyed them with cream. It is great also to eat it with vanilla ice cream (well, on this nippy weather, eating cold desserts would be a-sitting-by-the-fire mode).


eatme_delicious said...

What adorable little pies!

Deborah said...

Oh, yum! I've never had rhubarb and blackberries together, but they sound wonderful!

Zita said...

Aha...another "type" of pie *wink2*

btw, I can't see your banner & some of the pics on the page & sidebars :(

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I love the rustic look of this pie..

Arfi Binsted said...

eatme.delicious : thanks!

deborah: yeah, they're good in combination, i suppose.

zita: i know about the photos on the sidebar. i'm working on it.

nina: thanks!

Kevin said...

Nice looking pies!

Suzana said...

Awesome! I love rhubarb, unfortunately is difficult to get around here. Such be delicious together with blackberries. Yummy!

linda said...

Delicious and cute looking! I love rhubarb, never had them with blackberries before though.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Rhubarb has been rearing its lovely pink head in our local markets. This recipe is going on my "to-do" list. It's a lovely alternative to the traditional pairing of strawberries and rhubarb.

Arfi Binsted said...

kevin: thanks :D

suzana: i think blackberries are quite nice to pair with rhubarb :D

linda: if you prefer to use blackcurrants, they are nice too!

susan: i think so, susan :D

Simran said...

This looks so cute