March 24, 2009
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
With every season change, a Chef is motivated to utilize all of the various seasonal fruits and vegetables. For those of you that don’t already know, Wildfire features many seasonal menu items, such as homemade soups, fresh vegetable side dishes, and of course, our Seasonal Pie of the Month. When I start brainstorming these special items, I keep in mind the seasonality and try to highlight ingredients that are specific to the certain times of the year.
As the warmer weather rolls in, I was excited to have the opportunity to create a dessert with the freshest spring ingredients. Starting the first week in April, Wildfire will be showcasing for the first time our Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. Rhubarb is one of the first items to ripen and harvest in the spring, and although considered by many a fruit, rhubarb is actually a vegetable. In the middle of rhubarb season, strawberry season starts to bloom. Thus, we decided to combine these two fresh seasonal ingredients together to create a delicious pie, filled in a homemade flaky crust, topped with a crunchy sugar coating, and served a la mode! Please enjoy a slice of pie for dessert at the restaurant, or feel free to try our recipe on your own.
From the Wood Burning Oven,