Bluebarb Pie

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Aug. 19, 2023
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


  • 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


  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, with 1 portion slightly larger than the other. Wrap separately; 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. cast-iron skillet or deep-dish pie plate. Transfer crust to pie plate. Trim crust even with rim of plate.
  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 dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in crust. If desired, make additional dough and use to create cutouts to decorate top of pie. Brush with milk; sprinkle with coarse sugar if desired.
  5. Bake at 400° until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 40-45 minutes. Cover edge 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.