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Bluebarb Pie

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
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water
  • 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 sugar, optional


  • 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.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger portion of dough to fit a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate or cast iron skillet. Transfer pastry to pie plate. Trim pastry even with edge.
  • 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.
  • Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. If desired, make additional dough and use to create cut-outs to decorate top of pie. Brush with milk; sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 471 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 383mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • kande98
    Aug 6, 2014

    This has been my go-to fruit pie recipe every summer for the past several years. My dad requests it for his birthday instead of birthday cake!

  • dkparker
    May 1, 2014

    Used strawberries instead of blueberries and added another tablespoon of tapioca. Really tasty.

  • Nessa.03
    Apr 30, 2014

    I have made this pie many times and it's always a hit. My 3 kids all love it as well. Yummy recipe

  • llafontaine80
    Oct 31, 2013

    I have made strawberry-rhubarb pies lots of times. I love this different combination. The blueberries and the rhubarb looked so pretty together.

  • Marcia G
    May 22, 2013

    I made this for the first time last year- 1 pie as the recipe is written and another pie with raspberries replacing half the blueberries. Both were big hits at several potlucks and picnics. Never got to bring any home for leftovers! I did add a bit of cinnamon to the filling the 2nd time around and thereafter.

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    Jan 31, 2013

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    May 31, 2012

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    Oct 7, 2011

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  • cookingdaughter
    Sep 17, 2011

    I made this for my county fair and state fair and received a purple ribbon at both. I am now making two of these weekly for a local restaurant to serve. It really is easy as pie to make and I'm only 15.

  • tracy24
    Jun 28, 2011

    I used a store bought crust and substituted cornstarch for the tapioca. Yummy!!!!