Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb (pie plant) pie is a dessert that comes with an appropriate balance of tart and sweetness. The mix of sugar and rhubarb comes together between the flaky crust and serves you with a delicious treat.

For best results, make this pie a day before you plan to serve it and serving this as a dessert is a nice way to celebrate the end of fall.

Cooking Time: About 45 minutes

Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour/maida
  • 1½ cups castor sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 (9-inch) pastry crust, unbaked
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (9-inch) Flaky Pie Crust

Directions:

  • Heat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the rhubarb and toss to coat.

Tip: If you are using frozen rhubarb, measure it while still frozen. Let it melt, drain it, but do not press the liquid out.

  • Pour the mixture into the pastry crust.
  • Dot the top with the butter.
  • Brush the edge of the bottom pie crust with the beaten egg so that the top crust will adhere.
  • Top with the second crust and trim the dough to 1 inch of the pan’s edge.
  • Tuck the edge of the top crust under the edge of the bottom crust.
  • Crimp the dough using your fingers or a fork.
  • Brush the entire top crust with the beaten egg.
  • Cut 4 or 5 slits in the top to vent steam.
  • Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake, in the lower third of the oven, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the fruit is tender and the crust is golden brown all over.

Cool on a rack before serving.

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