BBC navigation

BBC

Rhubarb pie

Rhubarb pie

Ingredients

For the pastry
For the filling
  • 750g/1½lb red rhubarb, sliced about 1cm/½in thick

  • 250g/9oz - 400g/14oz sugar

To serve

Preparation method

  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.

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

This recipe is from...

Saturday Kitchen bbc_one Saturday Kitchen

Next on

BBC One

10:00am Tomorrow

James is joined by chefs Theo Randall and Jack Stein, plus Gary Kemp.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.