Rhubarb Mango Pie

Mango Rhubarb Pie

So I almost had Kitchen Fire  2.0 when I was making these pies.  And it happened in pretty much the same way as Kitchen Fire 1.0 . Stupidly and almost with murder/divorce.  Let me take you back to the first one.

Do you ever notice that if you are the majority or sole cook in a household you follow almost all the same rules as when you grew up?  Your cupboards are planned and set up the same way, you follow the same rules etc?  In my household growing up, and now you never, never, never, ever store anything in the oven.  Ever! Like never.  It never happened growing up and as an adult it’s not allowed in my house.  Ironically I had lectured my  good friend the night prior to Fire 1.0 who stores everything in hers to not do that. THIS IS HOW FIRES START!

Mango Rhubarb Pie

So it was a bright and sunny late winter day, still a few snow banks but Spring was in the air.  The previous evening DH had order pizza for his kids because I was out with said dangerous-living friend.  It was an extra large pizza.

On a side note we have this adorable cat who was a stray and who we believed lived behind a pizza joint therefore supplementing his pizza topping addition.  Seriously this cat will nose his way into a closed pizza box before you even bite into your first slice.

Don't be fooled by his cuteness.

Don’t be fooled by his cuteness.

Anyways that morning DH was taking his kids to do some bowling and I decided to make a wonderful and hearty baked oatmeal to have for work that coming week.  I went into kitchen and turned on the oven to preheat it and went back into my office to peruse the internet while it warmed up.  About five minutes passed when I thought “where is the pizza box?”

I questioned this since A) we have to keep it away from Brat Cat and B) DH finds the 10 feet to the recycling bin a bit too far some days and prefers to leaves things for another day (oh sweet love).

Running into the kitchen I instantly smelled smoke.  I quickly open the oven only to see a giant ball of flame. I closed the door again.

So let me just say this I am terrified of fire. Absolutely panic ensuing, brain incapacitating, terrified.  The following are things what you don’t do when you have a fire in your oven.

1) Open the door a second time because you didn’t really believe what you saw.

2) Grab the smallest bowl you own and start throwing water at the flames (in an electric oven). After opening the door a third time.

3) Grab BBQ tongs to pull the ball of flames out. (this is after you catch yourself from grabbing your oven mitts to do the same).

4) Running through the house with the tongs and flaming box of cardboard to the backdoor and throwing the box into a snow bank.

5) Using you socked feet to stamp out ash that has fallen on the carpet.

This is really what you should do.

1) Grab the fire extinguisher that is one foot away under the sink.

Mango Rhubarb Pie

The house was full of smoke, cats were running every which way and I was barely keeping it together.  I opened windows, called DH to tell him to never step foot in the house again, then had a shower and a good cry.

Right now I’m waiting for DH to come home so we can talk about the pizza box in the oven last night when I turned on the oven to make this pie.  Lucky for me I smelled it before it burst into flames and lost my mind a second time.  I’ll keep you posted on DH’s progress later.

No fire? It meant this pie got baked.  There would have been even more hell to pay if it didn’t 🙂

Mango Rhubarb Pie

Yields 8-10

Rhubarb Mango Pie

If you want to keep to the classic just do a straight substitution of strawberries to mango.

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Ingredients

  • 2 pie shells, you can use store bought or your own favorite recipe. For my recipe click here
  • 2 1/2 cup rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cup mango, chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp butter, cubed
  • 1 egg white beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place one pie shell in the bottom of pie plate. Prick bottom with fork.
  3. In a large bowl combine the fruit, sugar, flour and vanilla.
  4. Pour the fruit filling into bottom of the pie plate.
  5. Top the fruit with cubes of butter.
  6. Top with the second pie shell. You can either use the whole shell and cut slits into the top or cut the dough into strips and create a lattice topping.
  7. Brush the top with the egg white.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until bubbling and brown.
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