Rhubarb Lattice Pie

Rhubarb Lattice Pie
Staff Writer
Dede Wilson

An old-fashioned fruit pie with a pure, 100 percent rhubarb filling. Tart and sweet, the leftovers are great with a dollop of yogurt for breakfast.

8
Servings
539
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the butter pie crust

  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup chilled, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4-6 Tablespoons ice cold water

For the filling

  • 1 1/2 Pound rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/3 Cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons hole milk

Directions

For the butter pie crust

For the Food Processor Technique: Place the flour and salt in bowl of a food processor fitted with metal blade and pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse on and off until it forms a very coarse meal; there might be pockets of butter that are larger, which is fine.

Drizzle in the smaller amount of water through feed tube and pulse until dough is moistened and just holds together if squeezed. Add additional water only if necessary.

Gather dough into 2 balls and flatten into discs. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. May also be frozen for 1 month, in which case, protect further by placing in zipper top bag; defrost in refrigerator overnight.

Let dough soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.

For the By-Hand Technique: Whisk together flour and salt in medium bowl to blend. Add butter and cut in, using a pastry blender or 2 knives until the fat is cut into approximately 1/8-inch pieces.

Sprinkle smaller amount of water over flour mixture and toss with fingers or fork until evenly moistened and dough just holds together if squeezed. Add additional water only if necessary.

Gather dough into 2 balls and flatten into discs. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. May also be frozen for 1 month, in which case, protect further by placing in zipper top bag; defrost in refrigerator overnight.

Let dough soften slightly at room temperature before rolling out.

 

For the filling

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Position rack in lower third of oven. Coat a 9-inch ovenproof glass pie plate with nonstick spray and set aside.

Stir together the rhubarb,1 1/3 cups sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a bowl. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes until juices begin to exude while oven preheats.

Roll out 1 dough disc on floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to pie dish. Trim edges so that there is an extra inch all around. Fold excess crust under itself toward the outside; crimp edge. Stir filling together with any juices and scrape into crust. Dot with small pieces of butter.

Roll out second dough disc to a 12-inch round and cut into 1-inch wide strips using a straight edge or fluted pastry wheel. Brush crimped edge lightly with water.

Weave a lattice crust on top of filling. Trim the lattice strips and press to seal along crimped edge.

Combine cinnamon and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Brush lattice with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes then turn oven down to 375 degrees and continue baking until golden brown and filling is bubbling, about 30 to 35 minutes more.

Cool on rack for at least 1 hour to allow juices to thicken. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store at room temperature overnight, loosely covered with foil, if desired.

Note: Bake the leftover pie crust scraps, if you like. Simply place pieces on an ungreased baking pan, brush with milk and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar. Bake until golden brown at 375 degrees.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
109g
84%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
18µg
20%
Calcium, Ca
160mg
16%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
142µg
36%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
33mg
10%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
55mg
4%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
95g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Rhubarb Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Rhubarb Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.