It’s rhubarb season again! And it’s almost Mother’s Day! My mom loves rhubarb pie and I used to make one for her for Mother’s Day every year. The rhubarb season is short and I always make sure to make at least one pie before it is over. And one compote. And one pudding. And one rhubarb and strawberry dessert as soon as good strawberries are available. And I want to try roasting rhubarb with beets and brown sugar tossed with blue cheese for a salad this year.
I love the fresh tartness of rhubarb especially paired with sweet vanilla and almond. My mom used to simply mix rhubarb compote with vanilla pudding and that was a perfect, fresh treat on a warm early summer afternoon. This pie is a classic meringue covered version that also works really well with other tart fruit.