Rhubarb and Berry Pie

Who’s excited for Memorial Day?! It truely feels like the summer has began after Memorial Day – sitting outside with your friends, wearing American flag gear, watching a parade and grilling delicious meats. The next best thing is an all American dessert, pies! My mom recently made this gorgeous and delicious rhubarb and berry pie from rhubarb in our yard, and that’s just about as ‘Merican as it gets!

Rhubarb and Berry Pie

You’ll need:

A 9″ pie plate and your favorite pie crust or pie crust recipe (this is the recipe my mom uses, but she substitutes the shortening for coconut oil)

8 cups fruit: Any combo of rhubarb, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry.
*I recommend at least 2 cups of rhubarb to keep the tang! Organic fresh is the best but frozen works too. For rhubarb, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1 cup sugar: I used 1/2 cup organic cane sugar and 1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup flour or 5-6 Tbsp cornstarch to thicken fruit juices

2 tsp fresh lemon juice*
*Can omit or use less depending on tartness of rhubarb

1 egg* for egg white wash on crust
*Optional

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To Make:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine fruit, sugar and flour (or cornstarch). Let stand at least 15 min or defrost overnight in fridge. Roll out bottom crust and place in pie plate. Spoon berry mixture into dish, drizzle lemon juice and dot with butter.

Roll out top crust and cut out shapes with small cookie cutter before placing over pie filling. Crimp edges closed and wash crust with egg white. Sprinkle with sugar.

Bake at 425 degrees for 25-30 min. Check crust, and if browning too fast cover with foil or crust shield. Bake additional 10 min or until golden brown.

Let cool and enjoy! 🙂

*And if you’re in the mood for some hazy pop music to accompany your pie making or eating, check out Cheerleader‘s new album which just got released! We did a band profile on them a little while ago (see here), and their new album is great! Listen to it here on Spotify, download it here on iTunes, and/or buy the vinyl here on Bright Antenna’s site.

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Happy Weekend!

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G&M will be reunited this Sunday to see Cheerleader (check out their band profile here), and we’re pretty pumped to meet up with a bunch of friends to cheer them on (ha, get it?). Christa will be visiting her brother at Roger Williams for family weekend, and Reg is going to be having a weekend of hostessing, with her old college from coming to visit on Saturday, and then Christa on Sunday and Monday. We’ll be wandering the streets of Boston on Monday, camera in hand – so hopefully we’ll have a post soon of our galavanting!

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Band Profile // Cheerleader

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Have you guys heard of Cheerleader? If not, it’s time you oughta. We may be a little biased because they’re some of our best friends, but for real, their sound is just what you want on a sunny day. Known for their hazy indie pop tunes, they’ve been landing them some serious internet play, and have recently been featured on some of our favorite sites like Refinery29’s New Music September Nylon Magazine’s Band Crush.

Joe (middle) & Chris (2nd to the left) went to high school with the two of us in CT, and were biffies with Christa’s boyfriend Curtis long before she and him even began dating. Over the years they’ve been in all sorts of bands, and now Cheerleader is really crushing it. These gents just keep doing what they love, and it’s paying off.

Based out of Philly, they’re currently touring the North East — so if you have a chance to see them, we highly recommend it! They’re heading to NYC & Boston at the end of the month, but you can check out the other tour dates and locations here. Also make sure to take a look at their recent adds to iTunes!

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Happy Weekend!

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Sorry for the cheeseball pic, we’re just excited to be having a girls weekend together in Boston! Christa is heading up with our friend Brit after work for a grand ol’ time! Another cool thing about today is that it’s pi day! (get it, 3.14??) and we’re using it as an excuse to literally eat pie. Anyway, we hope you all have a fantastic weekend friends, and enjoy our Friday links!

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