Crumb-Topped Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

by Jess Knight on

Bottom crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chilled butter
2 tablespoons cold water, or more as needed

Crumb topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup chilled butter

¾ to 1 ¼ cups white sugar depending on taste
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups rhubarb, sliced 1/2-inch thick
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Whisk 1 cup of flour and salt in a bowl.

Cut 1/3 cup of butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Moisten with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, just until the mixture holds together. Shape the dough into a ball, and roll out into a 12-inch circle on a floured work surface. Crust will be thin. Fold the dough gently into quarters, and lay into a 9-inch pie dish; unfold the dough and center the crust in the pie dish. Trim the crust to ½ inch of overhang, and crimp or flute the edge of the crust. Refrigerate crust while making filling.

Mix ¾ to 1 ¼ cups of sugar (depending on taste), 1/3 cup of flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix in the rhubarb and strawberries, and pour into the crust-lined pie dish. Sprinkle with pecans.

Mix 1 cup of flour with 2/3 cup of sugar in a bowl, and cut 1/3 cup of butter into the mixture
with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; sprinkle the crumb topping
evenly over the pie filling. Cover the edge of the pie with strips of aluminum foil.

Bake in the preheated oven until the crumb topping is golden brown and the filling bubbles around the edges, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes of baking to brown the pie edge.