Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rhubarb, Redux

Vintage seed catalog image from Pinterest

We’ve had this pie three times so far.  The recipe (and the first pie) came from one of Brian’s retired fellow-teachers.  It’s from Taste of Home and I make it almost exactly the way they do.


4 c. sliced fresh rhubarb
4 c. boiling water
1 ½ c. sugar
3 T. all-purpose flour
1 T. quick-cooking tapioca
1 egg
2 t. cold water
Two frozen pie crusts, thawed (I use Pillsbury)
    Or dough for a double-crust pie
1 T. butter

Place rhubarb in a colander and pour over it the boiling water; allow to drain.  In a large bowl, mix the sugar, flour and tapioca.  Add drained rhubarb and toss to coat.  Let stand 15 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk egg and cold water; stir into rhubarb mixture.

Preheat oven to 425.  Fit one pie crust into the pie dish.  Add filling, dot with butter.  Place the other pie crust over the filling, seal and flute the edge.  Cut slits in top and cover the edges of the pie dish with a strip of aluminum foil to keep it from browning too quickly.

Bake for 15 minutes and reduce heat to 325.  Bake another 15 minutes and remove the aluminum foil.  Bake for another 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.  Cool on a wire rack.

With any luck, we’ll have this a few more times before the rhubarb bolts.


Lady Anne said...

Sounds heavenly. Here in Maryland, the rhubarb has come and gone. Pout.

Here is The Squire's favorite recipe - known locally as Rhubarb Wonderfulness
6 cups diced rhubarb
1-3/4 cups sugar (substitute part honey if you wish)
4 cup bread cubes (homemade, or Good Stuff - not Wonderbread)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine rhubarb and sugar and let sit a while to draw juices. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (I often put the butter in the 9X12 baking dish and melt it in the oven, thereby greasing the pan at the same time.)

Combine 1/2 cup flaked coconut and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. Serve warm. (Raisins are a good addition to this, if you like them.)

Bunnykins said...

Oh, God, between the two of you, I'm starving again.

Lady Anne said...

Shay, our work here is done.