Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

by Alice Currah on May 23, 2013


Watching the news and reading stories about the devastation in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma has been both heart-breaking and sobering.  Events like this put life into perspective in only a way tragedy can – unfortunately.  Seemingly important things all of a sudden don’t seem very important anymore when images of homes, entire neighborhoods, are flattened or parents in tears over their missing children come on our screens.  It is all so very sad.

As I’ve been reflecting about this the last couple days one thing is certain.  People are resilient especially when united for the greater good of mankind.  What this world needs more of are caring, compassionate people who give a damn about other people.

We are heading into Memorial Day weekend.  I want to challenge everyone to make it a point to be kind to someone who needs kindness in their lives this weekend.  Show compassion where there is none.  Be generous with what you have towards people who are in need.  Above all else, love.  Just love on someone.  Be thankful for what you have and extend that grace to someone else.  Let this Memorial Day not only be a day to remember the brave men and women who served this country in the US Armed Forces but also as a day to remember those who are hurting and in need of hope.
Today I have a recipe I posted in my PBS Parents column.  The message is similar to what I just wrote.  Bake two of these tarts and find someone to give it to that can use some encouragement today.  You can never underestimate the power of showing someone you care, and I think giving someone a beautiful fruit tart is a beautiful way to do it.

Rustic Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6-8
A quick and simple rustic free-form strawberry rhubarb tart recipe
  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • allspice
  • strawberries
  • rhubarb
  • fresh lemon juice
  • vanilla extract
  • 9-inch unbaked refrigerated pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • crushed graham crackers


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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

I love a rustic tart like this one! This looks awesome!


Jackie {La Casa de Sweets} May 23, 2013 at 8:17 am

This looks beautiful, and I love your message! We all need to take a step back and show love wherever we are.


nessa May 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Yum! This looks fantastic!


Kelley May 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Well said. What a lovely message for this Memorial Day.


Kelly May 23, 2013 at 9:01 pm

A great message to send out and what a perfect way to say you care. Giving something made with love. There is nothing better than showing you care than giving something that has been made at home.


Wayne Wilson May 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

This looks so yummy! I must try this at home, I will let you know how it turned out. Thanks for sharing!


recipes May 25, 2013 at 3:16 am

I love this recipe ! Reminds me of you making soap at home, Mom.
And it’s fun to see photos of your house there and see
Dad in that comfy chair we sat in when we visited,
attempting to use the slow internet :)

I can’t wait to hear how the soap turned out in terms
of using it. Does it smell different since it is made with
animal fat? Any other differences from vegetable-based soap?

Love you!


Patrick May 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

I wish someone would make me something as tasty as your tart looks, to make sure they do I emailed your article to a list of friends that can cook so fingers crossed someone gets the hint.


Sheila May 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Going to have to give this tart a whirl as soon as strawberry season hits the Mitten! looks spectacular Alice xoxox, Sheila


Cate @ Chez CateyLou May 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

I love the rustic look of this tart – I bet it tastes amazing!


Miya June 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Yummmy!!! i love them!!


Cakes June 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm

look great!! hmmmm yummy!!!


Prince Evans June 14, 2013 at 5:40 am

Wow! This looks so yummy! This tart feels very Christmassy for me. This might be best served during the holiday season. But of course, I definitely won’t wait for that season to come. I will surely try this recipe if I have free time. Adding honey might be good too–to add a distinct sweetness. Aside from rhubarbs, what other alternatives can you suggest that would blend with the taste of strawberries?


Jeff @ Cheeseburger June 18, 2013 at 3:18 am

My heart goes out to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes.


Otto Hip Hop Cloth June 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

I looks great, I´m so hungry now ;)


Aruba Top Restaurants June 26, 2013 at 10:05 am

I wonder the combination of strawberry and rhubarb. But anyhow, it’s looks gorgeous and yummy. Thanks


best recipes January 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

look great!! hmmmm yummy!!!


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