Rhubarb pie

Swap the crumble for a pastry crust to enjoy wonderful zingy rhubarb!

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For the pastry

For the filling

  • 750g/1½lb red rhubarb, sliced about 1cm/½in thick
  • 250g/9oz - 400g/14oz sugar

To serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

  2. First make the pastry. Cream the butter and sugar together by hand or in a food mixer (no need to over cream).

  3. Add the eggs and beat for several minutes. Reduce speed and mix in the flour.

  4. Turn out onto a piece of floured greaseproof paper, flatten into a round wrap and chill. This pastry needs to be chilled for at least 1 hour otherwise it is difficult to handle.

  5. To make the tart, roll out the pastry 3mm/1/8in thick approximately and use about 2/3rds of it to line a 21.5cm/8¾in square x 2.5cm/1in deep with fluted edge tin.

  6. Lay the rhubarb in the pastry base and sprinkle with the sugar.

  7. Cover with a lid of pastry, seal edges, decorate with pastry leaves, brush with the egg wash and bake in the preheated oven until the rhubarb is tender, approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour (but do keep checking some ovens may vary cooking time).

  8. When cooked, cut into squares, sprinkle lightly with caster sugar and serve with softly whipped cream and Barbados sugar.

How-to videos

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How to cream butter by hand