Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins
Nearly every farmhouse in Wisconsin has its own rhubarb patch; ours is nestled between the clothesline poles, along with tulips and daffodils. Rhubarb is LOADED with healthy nutrients--finding a delivery system is the trick (sugar helps!). Time noted does NOT including cooling time after the pie is baked.
- 3 1⁄2 cups diced rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄3 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
- 1 (9 inch) pastry for double-crust pie
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon milk
- baker's sugar (large crystals)
- In a large bowl, combine 'barb, raisins, nuts, peel, sugar, juice, tapioca, nutmeg (optional); let stand 30 minutes to get juicy.
- While that is "working" prepare the pie crust.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Line pie-plate with bottom pastry; pour in filling; dot with butter.
- Roll out remaining pastry; place over filling; trim, seal and flute edges; cut five decorative VENT-holes in the top, lay those pieces artfully over the crust.
- Brush top with milk, sprinkle with sugar.
- Cover crust edges with foil strips (prevent burning); bake for 30 minutes, remove foil; bake 5 minutes more (crust should be golden brown, filling bubbly).
- Cool on wire rack.
- Serve as is or with whipped or ice cream.
Although, as a kid in rural Montana, I used to LOVE eating rhubarb as soon as I could break a stalk off, later in life I lost that love! Didn't even care for strawberry/rhubarb pie! HOWEVER, I'm slowly coming to the realization that there ARE some very nice things that can be done with it, & this pie is one of those! The taste of the rhubarb, in combination with the orange, raisin & roasted pecan flavors, is WONDERFUL (roasted nuts from a recent kitchen project)! My preference = If you MUST spoil this with something additional, spoil it with ice cream or frozen yogurt! However, it is a great taste treat just as it is slightly cooled from the oven! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Please Review My Recipe cooking game]
This has a really good flavor and is excellent with ice cream! I used 4 Tablespoons of flour instead of the tapioca. One of my guests said it was "incredible!" Thanks!