Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bake 52 Week 16: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Ok, don't get excited,  because I did NOT make the pie.  This can count as one of my missed weeks (we get three right?!?).  Sorry to let everyone down.  I had intentions to make it, I even hunted everywhere for Rhubarb.  My last resort was Trader Joe's (love that place, but it's expensive).  The worker helping me finally told me that Rhubarb isn't in season yet, but it should be soon.   So I bought strawberries, but It turns out that I didn't have enough strawberries to fill the pie.   That's when I decided to cut my loses.  And just to make my excuse even lamer, I should admit the biggest reason.   After reading the different comments on FB, I was so intimidated to make this pie that I let it get the best of me. If anyone wants to see the recipe to the pie that I did not make, here it is.

However, I did make a different treat today for a friend's birthday.  I found it on Pinterest yesterday.  It seemed like everyone was pinning it. Here is the pin.

It looks yummy huh!?!  It's store bought cookie dough on the bottom, a Reese's peanut butter cup, and then box brownie mix on the top.  I was super excited to make it.  How can you go wrong with those ingredients? Unfortunately, you can go wrong with them.  Don't be deceived like I was.  It's not that great.  First off, it didn't cook up right.  The brownie mix was gooey on the inside, and hard on the outside.  Second, it didn't come out of the pan in one piece (no wonder why the person who posted it didn't have any after pictures!)  Third, I think less is more.  All of the components should have made a tasty treat, but I think they are better separately.  They didn't mesh well for me.  Anyways, just thought I would save you the trouble, in case you wanted to make this.  But there is always a chance that you will have better luck than I did!

I have actually been finding a lot of recipes on Pinterest, only to be disappointed.  I don't think that Pinterest is the best place to find recipes.  It's just deceiving because the same things get pinned over and over again, so I trust them.  Well, enough of my silly thoughts.

Looking forward to Baklava next week!



  1. You really should make the pie sometime, just to prove to yourself that you can. I know you can! Seriously. I am glad you said that about Pinterest. I have been feeling the same way. I have liked a couple recipes that I have tried but for the most part, they haven't been that great! One of them I think I repinned your pin (not your recipe) it was the brownie mix plus diet coke brownies. They weren't good. Just to save you the trouble. :)

    1. I don't know why I cannot leave comments, only reply to them-do you have a strong security or something?
      Anyhow-you of all people (bc your mom is like a super pie maker) should try making pies! On the other hand, this was an OK one to skip, the rhubarb was fairly essential :)
      I am glad to know about this recipe though-I was going to pin it when I saw you had it, it looks great! Based on your reviews, I'll stick with just sticking a peanut butter cup into the peanut butter cookies, those are always safe :)

  2. Thanks for saving me from making these. I think I pinned them, but if I didn't- I wanted to. I made a soup from pinterest that looked so good this winter. While I was making it I was so excited- I KNEW we would love it. It was gross. Gustavo wouldn't even eat it. It was so disappointing. After that experience I've been a little less adventurous. I never would have doubted this one though so THANKS!