I always remember rhubarb pie being too tart for my taste, so I started making adjustments until I came up with this recipe. Everyone who has tried it has told me they like it very much.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 3-1/2 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- Additional sugar
- In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; let stand for 30 minutes.
- Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom pastry; trim even with edge of plate. Pour filling into crust; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie; place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges; cut slits in top. Brush milk over pastry; sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
- Bake at 400° for 30 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.
Editor's NoteIf using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 517 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.
Originally published as Orange Rhubarb Pie in Country Extra March 2001