Rhubarb pie and sour cherry pie, respectively, are two of my favorites. Usually, when I have the good fortune of being the recipient of sour cherries, I prefer not to sully them with any other ingredients. This week, fortune smiled on me once again, but was limited to a mere cup of sour cherries. This was my chance to experiment with combinations. Naturally, I chose rhubarb. Two of my favorites fruits in one pie could not possibly go wrong, right? Well, I'm here to tell you. Two tarts do not make a right. The flavor was not what I expected, and the extreme pucker inducing qualities of the two together was a bit much, even for a sour puss like me. Not terrible (I ate a whole piece in the name of taste testing), but it needs some fine tuning.
So, no recipe this week, but I'll keep experimenting with this one. Leave ideas below!
Happy, happy PIE DAY!