“…as Northern Michigan as Cherry Pie.”

“…as Northern Michigan as Cherry Pie.”

One of the sweetest features of northern Michigan’s cuisine is its cherries, and by extension, pies and crumbles. As local journalist Nancy Krcek Allen writes, “Apple pie has been hailed as the all-American dessert, but cherries prevail in these parts.”

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This was my first time trying rhubarb! I’m so grateful that this project has opened my eyes (and taste buds) to delicious new and unanticipated flavors. This recipe is from the niche cookbook, What Real Alaskans Eat: Not Your Ordinary Cookbook (an affiliated link), which has been super helpful for me in finding authentic Alaskan recipes. According to the cookbook, rhubarb is a common backyard garden crop in Alaska during summer months along with zucchini. So many Alaskan recipes feature this pink and iridescent tart treat.

I like many desserts, but this one is particularly flavorful and I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of berry crumbles with a slightly sweet and sour flavor.

Enjoy!

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