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Perfect Rhubarb Pie Recipe
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Perfect Rhubarb Pie Recipe

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Nothing hides the tangy rhubarb in this lovely pie, which has just the right balance of sweet and tart. Serving this dessert is a nice way to celebrate the end of winter! — Ellen Benninger, Greenville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 432 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place rhubarb in a colander; pour boiling water over rhubarb and allow to drain. In a large bowl, mix sugar, flour and tapioca. Add drained rhubarb; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk egg and cold water; stir into rhubarb mixture.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of the pastry dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim. Add filling; dot with butter. Roll remaining dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven setting to 350°. Bake 40-50 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. 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. Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour and 1/2 tsp. salt; cut in 1 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 1/3 to 2/3 cup ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Originally published as Perfect Rhubarb Pie in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 432 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 69 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2015

"I made this recipe, followed it perfectly, I took it to Missouri for my Mother in law...she said it tasted just like her Momma's Rhubarb pie, I even used Grandma Tilly's vinegar pie crust recipe for it, perfect pie, I will use it over and over~Thanks so much <3"

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2015

"Delicious, simple. I used King Arthur's Pie Enhancer instead of the flour, tapioca, & egg, and it worked well. In the future I would increase the amount of rhubarb, since it makes for a rather scanty filling. My family enjoyed this pie, all the way down to the 1-year-old!"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"I have never eaten rhubarb pie before, much less made one, so I thought this would be a good one to try since it is "perfect". Wow! I loved it! I will be making this one over again! It was so delicious! I must admit I am partial to fruit pie recipes that use tapioca pudding. This one was exactly as it was named: perfect!!"

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

"I have many rhubarb pie recipes and I found this one to be one of my favorites. Many times mine have been running and this one was not. It was sweet, but not too sweet... just a great recipe.. will use this one again ..."

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"This really is the perfect balance of sweet and tart for our taste, and was also the perfect balance of fruit and sauce. There was a bit of sauce but wasn't runny. I'm throwing out my old recipe and plan to use this one from now on!"

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