Rhubarb pie is a delicious pie with a main ingredient that’s unfamiliar to a lot of people: a plant called rhubarb. The rhubarb plant actually works well in pies, thus earning the nickname “pie plant.”
Rhubarb pie is especially popular in the British Isles and New England where the rhubarb plant is most common. Its tart flavor is best balanced by adding a lot of sugar. This is also the reason why this particular pie is best served with ice cream.
Rhubarb pies are so easy to make. If you have a garden, why not plant a rhubarb so you can bake this pie any time you want? After all, the best rhubarb pies are those made from freshest rhubarbs handpicked from the garden. Follow this simple recipe from AllRecipes.com. Don’t forget to serve with a scoop of ice cream on top. Enjoy!
Easy Rhubarb Pie Recipe
4 cups rhubarb, chopped
1 1/3 cups sugar
6 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 recipe pastry for a 9-inch double crust pie
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Mix flour and sugar and sprinkle a some of it over the pastry. Add rhubarb and then cover with the remaining flour-sugar combination. Dot with butter and cover with top crust.
3. Place pie in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes after which you will have to reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes.
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