Introduction: Hobo Pie........ IN a CAN!!!

In this Instructable I will demonstrate how to make a strawberry rhubarb pie in a can.

DISCLAIMER: If you are harmed in anyway during this Instructable I am not responsible.

NOTE: Do not eat the rhubarb leaves you will get seriously sick and you may die.

I have entered this into the pie contest if you like it please vote.

Step 1: The Tools and Materials.

Tools
-utility knife (Scissors work fine)
-Oven or source of heat that can get up to 250 degrees
-Oven mit's
-Bowl, Knife, measuring cups, etc.
-acetone

Materials
-strawberries
-rhubarb
-salt
-pie crust
-can
-sugar

Step 2: Making the Can

Cut the can to how deep you want your pie to be with an exacto knife or a pair of scissors.

If you plan to bake inside use steel wool or a steel bristle brush first to remove the paint.

Step 3: The Pie.

To make the pie you will need 1/2 cups of chopped rhubarb (Making sure to remove the leaves which are poisonous) into about half an inch pieces, 1/4 cup of chopped strawberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, and pie crust.

First you layer the inside of your can with the pie crust, then you fill it with the ingredients listed above and then you put a the rest of the pie crust on top of your pie and cut a slot to let out steam. then you put it in the oven and/or fire and wait about 10 minutes.

If you want to make you're own crust the link below will show you how i used a oil pie crust recipe because i didn't have shortining.
Oil crust:
http://busycooks.about.com/od/piecrustrecipes/r/oilpiecrust.htm
Regular crust:
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Making-a-Pie-Crust-Step-by-Step/Detail.aspx

Step 4: Then....

Grab a spoon/fork/knife? and dig in!

Comments

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nickmudd (author)2010-09-18

Soda Cans are coated in plastic, so I wouldn't use one of them.

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Babyshoes (author)2008-08-04

Where are the pictures of the pie in the can? Your pictures are either too close up to see what the pie is in, or are of a pie in a normal pie tin, which look like they come from the net. Also, the ingredients you mention seem to be FAR too much for one can 'pie tin'. I was wondering how the paint on those cans would stand up to home baking. I would imagine it would be ok for 'al fresco' baking as any fumes could escape, but in an oven they wouldn't get out. Have you actually made this? If so, then lets see some photos please!

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Noname23 (author)Babyshoes2008-08-04

I'm in the process of uploading the pictures but my computer doesn't seem to be very cooperative, I'll get them up as soon as possible. as for the paint on the can I agree it needs to be baked in a well ventilated area or you need to wash the paint off with acetone (providing you wash it off afterward obviously.) before putting it in an oven. As for the ingredients fitting I used a largeish can, so it was very very deep dish but they all fit. Thank you for your help this is my first Instructable so I'm still working out the kinks in it, if you find anything else or you have something to add I look forward to your comment.

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porcupinemamma (author)Noname232009-06-29

Hi Noname 23. If you get a chance, do you think you could answer my questions? I really want to try your cool idea :0)

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knarx (author)Babyshoes2008-08-14

Agree.

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knarx (author)knarx2008-08-14

I would have loved to see some pics of the hobo pie...

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sadunpererarules (author)knarx2008-12-17

IF IT EVEN EXSISTS?!?!

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NecroNova (author)Babyshoes2008-08-05

I have to agree here about the photos. acetone seems a little harsh I think I would take my chances with a soup can and just peel off the label

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linuxmom (author)NecroNova2008-08-06

Tuna can would be perfect!

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Noname23 (author)NecroNova2008-08-06

You could use steel wool or a brush they work well.

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Noname23 (author)Babyshoes2008-08-04

Also I apologize for my atrocious grammar, I was in a hurry to get my comment typed out and I forgot to make paragraphs, oh well. XD

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-01-12

Good for you for making an "ible" I look forward to seeing a picture of your pie in the tin :0)

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finnrambo (author)porcupinemamma2009-06-26

nize name

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porcupinemamma (author)finnrambo2009-06-27

thanks, I wrote a children's book about a porcupine, and...I'm a mamma ;0) thus the name. BTW, should I overlap the pie crust at the top of the can? Your idea is really cool!

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finnrambo (author)porcupinemamma2009-06-28

I didnt put no ideas can you explain

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porcupinemamma (author)finnrambo2009-06-29

weird, I must be mixed up. sorry. I had been looking at a recipe for pie in a tin can and there was no picture of the finished pie. I don't know how my request got to you if you weren't the authour lol. Good day Mate. I'll continue my search.

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Hey finnrambo, the question was in the right place. My question was for the author. Sooooo... would the author mind letting me know the answer to my question please? I think your idea is fantastic!!!! Can't wait to try it :0)!!!!

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Filmnurse (author)2009-05-15

I think I may try making pies in a tuna can instead of a soft drink can, which is covered in paint, thus eliminating the toxic risk. The large restaurant size tuna can would be great too. I really would have rather seen pictures of your pie in an actual can instead of the 'Better Homes and Gardens" clip.

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porcupinemamma (author)2009-01-12

so.. I cook it a 250 degrees? Do you make an overlapping edge over the sides of the tin with the piecrust?

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rocksalt2342 (author)2008-08-19

so its not about making a hobo into a pie?

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ja man. i was quite disapointed about that too. i hear its quite a delecacy

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Plasmana (author)2008-08-20

Umm, where is the picture of a pie made in a can?

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dehlome (author)Plasmana2008-12-03

we want pie!!!!

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FunkNattidelic (author)2008-08-06

These are awesome. i made them yesterday by the river. Im working on building a pizza oven to cook them in, so they dont get ashes in em though.

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