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Rhubarb Orange Cream Pie Recipe

The unique flavor combination in this specialty pie makes it a favorite around my dinner table. The rich, creamy custard-like filling, bits of fresh rhubarb and crunchy pecan topping add a variety of textures my guests rave about.—Terri Rocheleau, Mauckport, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. Unroll pastry into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edges.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and orange juice concentrate; stir in the flour, salt and remaining sugar. Stir in rhubarb and butter. Fold in egg white mixture.
  • 4. Pour into pastry shell; sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325°. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 364 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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