Rhubarb pie with weaved pastry topping

Rhubarb pie recipe Photo by Kenneth Schipper Vera on Unsplash

Rhubarb pie: Get your tangy sweet fix with our golden rhubarb pie

It’s time to start baking some delicious winter pies. Our rhubarb pie is tangy, sweet and perfect as a dinner party dessert or tea time snack.

Rhubarb pie with weaved pastry topping

Rhubarb pie recipe Photo by Kenneth Schipper Vera on Unsplash

In South Africa, berry pies aren’t as popular as they often are in other places like the USA. However, rhubarb isn’t a berry and is often bitter, but paired with strawberries or other sweet fruits. Our rhubarb pie is no different and is a great opportunity to make a fruity pie more popular. Not only is this pie tangy and sweet, but the golden pastry is flaky and delicious and the toppings are either the same as the crust or topped with some airy meringue.

Rhubarb pie suggestions

Cook your rhubarb as soft and sweet as you want to and remember to taste it as you go. Par bake the pie shell and you can either use excess pastry to weave over the top or add meringue. The meringue topping is lighter and looks just as great. You can add strawberries or anything from blueberries to cherries as an addition to the pie filling. Serve your rhubarb pie while it’s still warm with a dollop of cream or ice cream and a cup of coffee or tea.

It’s time to start baking some delicious winter pies. Our rhubarb pie is tangy, sweet and perfect as a dinner party dessert or tea time snack.

Rhubarb pie recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

-2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Baking Time

20

minutes
Total time

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rhubarb

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • grated rind of one orange.

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 tbsp cornflour

  • Pie shell

Method

  • Cook the rhubarb with sugar until soft.
  • Thicken with the cornflour and mix in the beaten yolks of the two eggs and the grated rind of an orange. 
  • Place in a pie shell (par-baked for a few minutes)
  • Top with meringue made with the beaten whites of the eggs and 2 cup sugar. Or, top with extra strips of pastry.
  • Bake in a moderate oven about 180°C.

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