Rhubarb Pie

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 403


For a 9-inch Pie, Use:
3 cups rhubarb
pie crust for a double crust
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons butter cut into 12 bits


Use the youngest, tenderest “strawberry rhubarb”—the kind that needs no peeling. Discard leaves and lower ends of stalks and cut into 1?2-inch pieces.

Line a 9-inch pie tin with pastry. Leave a good margin of pastry to be turned up over the top crust and crimped with a fork so that no juice will run out. I dislike any drippings in the oven, because I resent spending time cleaning it, so I always place a cookie sheet under fruit pies just in case they drip. In my experience, they have never failed to do so.

Sift flour, sugar, and spice together. Scatter 1?4 cup of this mixture over the lower crust. Add half of the rhubarb, half of the remaining sugar mixture, then the rest of the rhubarb and the last of the sugar and spice. Heap the rhubarb slightly toward the center of the pie; it will sink while baking.

Pour the beaten egg over the pie and dot it with bits of butter. Set the top crust in place and gash it well so that steam can escape. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350° and continue baking until the fruit is tender and the crust is brown and puffed—about 40 minutes longer. If it browns too quickly, cover it with a tent of aluminum foil, but remove the tent during the last 10 minutes of baking. Enjoy the coming of spring!

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 403
Calories from Fat: 109

This Rhubarb Pie recipe is from the Best of the Best from The Northeast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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