Rhubarb pie

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Strawberry rhubarb pie
Pie capers strawberry rhubarb pie, July 2007.jpg
Place of originGermany, United Kingdom
Main ingredientsStrawberry, rhubarb
Rhubarb pie

Rhubarb pie is a pie with a rhubarb filling. Popular in the UK, where rhubarb has been cultivated since the 1600s, its introduction to Europe from China is attributed to Marco Polo. 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 in the northeastern United States but is little known outside that region in the US. It is part of New England cuisine.[8] Rhubarb pies and desserts are popular in Canada as well, as the rhubarb plant can survive in cold weather climates.[9][10]


Filling of a strawberry-rhubarb pie

To prepare rhubarb, trim off the ends and rinse well. Peel the rhubarb if desired. Cook the prepared rhubarb in a non-aluminum pan.[11][12]

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  3. ^ "The Rhubarb Compendium". Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  4. ^ , The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening: Vegetables and fruits, Time-Life Books
  5. ^ Cooks.com - Recipe - Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
  6. ^ Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Recipe : : Food Network
  7. ^ Rhubarb Pie | The Rhubarb Compendium
  8. ^ , The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: A-J, Oxford University Press
  9. ^ Vitt, Sandi; Hickman, Michael (2000). Rhubarb: More Than Just Pies. University of Alberta Press. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  10. ^ "Rhubarb". Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  11. ^ "CDC Fruit & Vegetable of the Month". Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  12. ^ "Food & Safety Nutrition First Fruits of Summer PDF file" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-08-31.