Strawberry Rhubarb Peach Pie

This pie perfectly balance the tartness of the rhubarb with the sweetness of strawberries and peaches.  Use my Flaky No-Fail Pie Crust recipe for the crust.  

Strawberries, rhubarb, and peaches – a perfect marriage of sweet and tart.  Kind of like some couples I know.  It works somehow.   I think the sweet tart combination works better in pie than in couples though.

Crust vs. Filling:

I can’t decide what is more important?  The crust or the filling of the pie.  A flaky buttery crust is sooo delicious.  I made a pie recently and the fruit filling didn’t set up,  (I confess I have fails from time to time),  anyway the crust was perfect so I took the crust off and cut it into cookie size pieces.  The filling become a delicious topping for some vanilla ice cream. I served it in a parfait with the pie crust cookie YUM!    If you are ready to make this pie crust hop on down to my, Flaky-No-Fail Pie Crust recipe.


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pie crust ingredients
single pie crust
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Did you make a piecrust or decide to just skip the crust and use a pre-made pie-crusts?  If you made your own, congratulations.

strawberry rhubarb pie ingredients
ingredients for strawberry rhubarb peach pie

The heart and soul of any pie.  The filling.  A filling is only as good as it’s thickener.  If the thickener fails you it’s time to break out the ice cream and repurpose the filling for a parfait or sundae! 


Flour,  quick cooking tapioca, and cornstarch all work as thickeners.  I  used instant tapioca in this pie.  When using instant tapioca it is important to let the filling sit with the tapioca for 30 minutes before baking.  I let the tapioca in the filling hydrate while I roll out the pie crust.  I finished the unbaked pie and then chilled it in the freezer while my oven was heating.  The freezer chills the pie crust (resulting in a flakier crust) and let’s the tapioca hydrate a little longer.  

Strawberries, rhubarb, and peaches are low in pectin, (a natural thickener).  So don’t skimp on the thickener.  For tapioca use 6 TBS.  For flour or cornstarch use  6 Tbsp + 2 tsp.  

strawberry rhubarb pie
Strawberry Rhubarb Peach Pie

I hope you enjoy this strawberry, rhubarb, peach pie as much as I do.  Don’t forget to let it cool before cutting.   I know – nothing better than warm pie – right!!  But this pie really does need to cool or you will have warm ice cream topping.   

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Flaky-No-Fail Pie Crust

This pie crust is so flaky and simple to make using my two simple secret techniques for a flaky-no-fail crust.
Servings 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


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  • This recipe makes enough crust for a double traditional 8-inch pie plate. If you have a 10-inch pie plate or a deep-dish pie plate see recipe notes.



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  • This recipe makes 2 crusts - enough for 1 double pie or 2 single pies
  • Make sure butter stays very cold. Cut cold butter into small squares about 1/2 inch size and put in the fridge.
  • Weigh or measure dry ingredients and mix together.
  • Add the shortening to the flour and cut it in with a pastry blender until just combined. You can also use your fingers to mix in the shortening.
  • Add the butter that you cut up earlier and put in the fridge. Cut in with a pastry blender until just combined. There should be visible chunks of butter in the flour. An option for mixing in the butter is a food processor. Just pulse a few times. Don't over mix or your crust will come out tough.
  • Add the butter squares to the mixture and work it roughly with your fingers or a pastry cutter. Don’t overwork, the dough should be rough with smaller and larger chunks of butter in the mixture. Working the butter in entirely will result in a tough, chewy crust. When the crust is baked, the moisture in the chunks of butter converts to steam forming little air pockets throughout the crust, giving it that ultra flakiness we all love.
    pie dough ingredients in bowl
  • Drizzle the ice water over the flour mixture, (see notes) toss gently with a fork to combine. Add up to an additional tbsp. to make a cohesive mixture. The mixture may appear somewhat dry. The flour will continue to hydrate during the rest period in the fridge.
  • Split the mixture in half. Each half should weigh about 12 ounces for 2 single-crust pies or for a double-crust pie the dough for the bottom crust should weigh 12.5 ounces and the top crust 11.5 ounces. Shape the dough into 2 disks using my 1st. secret technique!
    pie dough
  • Refrigerate each disk for a minimum of 60 minutes or up to 3 days before using it. If not using right away make sure the disk is well wrapped so it doesn't dry out.
  • Once the dough has rested and chilled roll it out between sheets of plastic wrap. Add a very small amount of flour if needed. Use the pie crust dough in your favorite pie recipes.
    pie crust dough
  • To bake a pie crust for an unbaked pie. i.e. cream pie or fresh fruit pie. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Roll out the pie crust and position in your pie pan. Use a fork to make holes in the bottom and sides of the crust. Line the pie crust with some parchment or aluminum foil. Weight the crust down with pie weights or dried legumes (beans). This keeps the crust from shrinking during baking. Bake for 10 minutes and carefully remove the legumes or weights and liner. Shield the edges with a pie shield or strips of aluminum foil. Return the pie crust to the oven and bake another 10 minutes or until it is golden brown. Let the crust cool completely before filling.



Use 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour if you don't have pastry flour. 
If you use all purpose flour only you will need 10 -11 tbsp. of ice water. 
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For a large 10-inch pie plate or a deep-dish pie plate, I increase the recipe by 30%, as follows:
400 grams of all-purpose flour (3 1/3 cups)
1 1/4 tsp salt
61 grams of vegetable shortening (1/3 cup)
190 grams of cold butter (14 tbsp)
177 - 207 grams of ice water (12 - 14 tbsp)
Calories: 319kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: flaky pie crust


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.6mg
5 from 3 votes

Rhubarb, Strawberry, Peach Pie

This pie perfectly balances the tart rhubarb with the sweet strawberries and peaches. Use my recipe for a super tender and flaky crust.
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


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  • 9-inch pie plate
  • pie shield



  • Dice Rhubarb, peal and slice peaches, cut up strawberries.
  • Mix fruit together in a large bowl.
  • Add instant tapioca to sugar and stir to combine.
  • Add sugar to fruit, stir to mix, let sit while roll out the piecrust.
    strawberry rhubarb pie ingredients
  • Place 1 piecrust in pie plate and add fruit mixture trim edges so have only 1 inch of overhang.
  • Dot with the tbsp of butter cut into little pieces.
    strawberry rhubarb pie
  • Place 2nd piecrust over the filling and crimp the edges - cutting off excess pie crust.
  • Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • Rest pie in fridge for 30 minutes while oven is heating. This lets the tapioca hydrate before baking. Also cools the crust for a flakier crust.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a sheet baking pan with aluminum foil and place on the shelf below the pie to prevent any spill over of the filling from burning onto the bottom of the oven.
  • Bake 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Cover the edges with a pie shield or aluminum foil - to prevent over-browning of the edges.
    pie shield on unbaked pie
  • Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 35 - 40 minutes more until hot and bubbly in the middle. If you use cornstarch or flour as a thickener it is very important to bake until the center is bubbly. If you don't, you will have a cloudy unpleasant-tasting center.
  • Check pie after about 30 minutes and cover loosely with foil if top crust is getting over cooked.
  • Let pie cool on a cooling rack to room temperature or chill before serving.
    strawberry rhubarb pie


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Author: Doctor Joanette
Calories: 195kcal
Cost: $5.00
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rhubarb pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, summer pie


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 32.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you, Dr Jo for all the information in addition to the recipe!!

    1. Doctor Jo Author says:

      Glad you enjoyed the extra information.

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