Rhubarb pie

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Strawberry rhubarb pie
Pie capers strawberry rhubarb pie, July 2007.jpg
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Region or state New England
Main ingredients Strawberry, rhubarb
Cookbook: Strawberry rhubarb pie  Media: Strawberry rhubarb pie
Rhubarb pie

Rhubarb pie is a pie with a rhubarb filling. Besides diced rhubarb, it almost always contains a large amount of sugar to balance the intense tartness of the plant. A strawberry rhubarb pie,[1][2][3] is a type of tart and sweet[4] pie made with a strawberry and rhubarb filling. Sometimes tapioca is also used.[5][6] The pie is usually prepared with a bottom pie crust and a variety of styles of upper crust. In the United States, often a lattice-style upper crust is used.[7] This pie is a traditional dessert throughout the U.S. South including the Appalachian regions, and is part of New England cuisine.[8][9] Rhubarb pies and desserts are popular in Canada too since the rhubarb plant can survive in cold weather climates.[10][11]



To prepare rhubarb, trim off the ends and rinse well. Peel the rhubarb if desired. Cook the prepared rhubarb in a non-aluminum pan.[12][13]


This strawberry rhubarb pie has had a piece cut from it.

Rhubarb is a vegetable that originated from Western China, Tibet, Mongolia, and Siberia. Ben Franklin is credited with bringing rhubarb seeds to America. By 1829, rhubarb seeds were being sold in garden catalogs. It is a member of the buckwheat family. Only the stalks of the rhubarb are used, possibly because people think the leaves and roots contain oxalic acid and other unknown poisons. Frostbitten stalks are also avoided since they can also be toxic. A common folk name for rhubarb is "pie plant."[14][15][16] Rhubarb is considered to be a harbinger for spring since harvesting can begin in April.[17]


Strawberries are part of the rose family of plants, specifically Fragaria (Rosaceae). The strawberry grows throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Its origin is unknown.[18]

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