You'll see towards the end I added more yum with the addition of homemade strawberry whipped cream, this pie is definitely worthy of a Pi day celebration! Enjoy!
Step 1: Gather Ingredients
1 pie dough for single crust pie (you can use homemade, though I think Trader Joe's makes a great crust) fit into a 9-inch pie plate, crimped, and chilled.
1 lb. rhubarb, (about 4 cups, thawed if frozen), sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup water
3 Tbsp. pectin (I use Sure-Jell)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup (4 ounces) fresh strawberries
red food coloring, optional
3 Tbsp. strawberry-flavored Jello
3 Tbsp. boiling water
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
Step 2: Bake crust
Prick chilled dough in several places with the tines of fork, cover dough with foil (I use 2 sheets of non-stick foil), and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until crust is set and lightly browned. Remove weights and foil, flatten any puffed areas with a fork, and continue baking until deep golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Let crust cool to room temperature.