2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
3 cups halved fresh strawberries
2 cups fresh rhubarb*
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon sugar
Heat oven to 425°F.
Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened.
Shape pastry into ball; divide in half. Shape each half into ball; flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.
Roll out other pastry ball on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place into 9-inch glass pie pan; unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan; set aside.
Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; toss lightly to coat fruit. Spoon into prepared crust.
Roll out remaining pastry ball on lightly floured surface into 11-inch circle. Cut out 10 (1/2-inch) strips with sharp knife or pastry wheel. Place 5 strips, 1 inch apart, over filling. Place 5 strips at right angles to strips already in place. Trim ends. Fold remaining edge of bottom crust over strips; crimp or flute edge. Brush crust with milk; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake 55-65 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble. (If browning too quickly, cover pie loosely with aluminum foil.) Cool pie 1 hour before serving.
*Substitute sliced frozen rhubarb, thawed, well-drained.
Pie may bubble over in oven. For easy cleanup, place sheet of aluminum foil on oven rack beneath pie to catch any drips.