Winnie's Mini Rhubarb & Strawberry Pies Recipe
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Winnie's Mini Rhubarb & Strawberry Pies Recipe

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Every spring, we had strawberries and rhubarb on our farm outside Seattle. These fruity hand pies remind me of those times and of Grandma Winnie’s baking. —Shawn Carleton, San Diego, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups sliced fresh rhubarb
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 drops red food coloring, optional
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 mini pie: 155 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place tapioca in a small food processor or spice grinder; process until finely ground.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, orange peel, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, tapioca and, if desired, food coloring; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until strawberries are tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to an 18-in. circle. Cut 12 circles with a 4-in. biscuit cutter, rerolling scraps as necessary; press dough onto bottom and up sides of ungreased muffin cups. Repeat with remaining dough. Spoon strawberry mixture into muffin cups.
  4. Bake 12-15 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 dozen.
Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
Originally published as Winnie's Mini Rhubarb & Strawberry Pies in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p50

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 247785
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"These were simple to make and my children are devouring them."

toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 246945
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"Wow--I can't say enough about this recipe. I used raspberries instead of strawberries and it was absolutely delicious. I like the concept of the "mini-pie" --just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are easy to prepare and a great way to use rhubarb. When I finally found some I bought a lot and chopped and froze it. Now I can make these all spring and summer long."

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 246461
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016 Edited Apr. 4, 2016

"I made this recipe and I found this pie to be a keeper! I did not have rhubarb available, so I used about 1/2 cup frozen whole cranberries I'd had on hand with the strawberries. I also used 1 Tbsp. of grated bottled orange peel. I also omitted the salt. I DID cook the berries with 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and 3/4 cup water. I used a regular 9" single pastry shell and made a crumb topping for the pie. I baked the pie for 35 to 45 minutes on a 400O F. oven setting. The pie came out great! I didn't refrigerate the filling-I just baked

the pie! Thank you, Shawn Carleton for sharing this recipe! delowenstein"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 246105
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"Delicious pies. The perfect combination of sweet and tart. I have used this recipe for years but make a double crust 9" pie. The only change is adding 1 T of butter to the filling before I add the top crust. This is the perfect summer time pie and my go to recipe when I can get fresh rhubarb and strawberries. You will get lots of compliments I promise."

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 245061
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2016

"I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars, it's that delicious. This reminds me of the pies my grandmother would make for me and my sisters."

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