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Bluebarb Pie Recipe

Bluebarb Pie Recipe

If you're a fan of strawberry-rhubarb pie, you'll want to try this twist on the classic. Here, blueberries provide the sweet counterpoint to the tart rhubarb, with mouthwatering results. —Steve Gyuro, Franklin, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon 2% milk
  • Coarse sugar or additional granulated sugar, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half so that one portion is slightly larger than the other; wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger portion of dough to fit a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge.
  • 3. For filling, in a large bowl, combine the sugar, tapioca and salt. Add rhubarb and blueberries; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Transfer to crust. Dot with butter.
  • 4. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Brush with milk; sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
  • 5. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cover edges with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 471 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 383 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.