First off, was to get some rhubarb. I sent my father cause he has time during the day to run errands for me while I'm working. Three markets in NJ — and he came up with NOTHING. I ended up finding it at Whole Foods, Columbus Circle, NYC. What a great place! The one by my house, doesnt compare to this one. This one has a HUGE food court... I spent almost an hour here the other morning picking out rhubarb, my breakfast AND my lunch!
Time to make the pie. I've had way TOO many mishaps with pie dough to EVER attempt it again. So... don't hate me... but I went the frozen route... and that's the way i'm going to do it forever & ever! For the cobbler topping, we were suppose to cut it up as biscuit rounds. I ended up going the lazy route and plopped the whole thing on top, brushed it with some cream and sprinkled it with some turbinado sugar.
Tracey, as well as some other bakers, had some great tips for making this pie. I baked for 1 hour and 20 minutes and I cut some of the sugar... i didnt want this to be overwhelmingly sweet.
I usually dont place a RIMMED cookie sheet under my pies, but this time I'm so glad I did. The juices from the filling bubbled all over the sheet pan. Some even went over the pan and onto the bottom of my oven, making one big and smoky mess. Good thing the baby and hubs were napping, or else they'd be breathing in the air of my burnt mess. I opened all the windows on this cool, rainy spring afternoon and lit all the candles. Burnt oven aside, this was one delicious pie! Thanks, Tracey for a great choice. Head over to her blog for the recipe and be sure to check out what other bakers came up with.