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Rhubarb pie

Lindsey Bareham

This rhubarb pie recipe has a lovely crumbly pastry and slightly tart fruit and goes perfectly with Jersey cream.

Rhubarb pie
Serve this rhubarb pie with fresh jersey cream

Cooking time

40 minutes




  • 400g/14oz flour plus extra for dusting
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g/7oz butter or half butter and half lard
  • 3-6 tbsp cold water
  • 750g/1lb 10oz rhubarb
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 4-5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Cream or ice cream to serve


  • Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl (or your food processor bowl) and cut the butter into small pieces.
  • Either quickly rub the butter into the flour or pulse the food processor. Add a couple of tbsp of cold water until the dough starts to cling together. Form into a ball; dust with extra flour if it seems too wet, add a drop of water if it seems dry. Rest for 30 minutes before rolling. Set aside just over one third of the pastry.
  • Lavishly butter a suitable metal pie dish, dust with flour and shake out the excess. Dust a work surface with flour, roll out the large piece of pastry and line the pie dish leaving a generous overhang.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375F/190C/ gas mark 5. Trim the rhubarb and cut into 5cm/2in lengths and pile into the pastry case.
  • Cut scraps of butter over the top and dredge with most of the sugar.
  • Roll a lid, trim, then smear with a little water and crimp together with a fork. Lightly whisk the egg white and paint over the pie.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and slash in a couple of places to allow the steam to escape.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes until the pastry is golden.

Please note the image above is for illustrative purposes only, and is not an original photograph of the dish described.

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