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How to Make Rhubarb Pie and Crumble Recipes

Updated on November 20, 2017
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L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many articles. She has a keen interest in creating delicious recipes.

I show you how to make rhubarb pie and crumble with homemade shortcrust pastry.

There are step-by-step instructions with plenty of photographs.

There is also a video of my mother making a pie with rhubarb picked from our garden.

Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb Pie | Source


  • 12 oz/340 grams Flour, Self-raising/all purpose
  • 8 oz/245 grams Butter
  • 4 oz/110 grams Sugar
  • 7 sticks Rhubarb

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

Making the Shortcrust Pastry

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F.
  2. Add the flour to the bowl.
  3. Add the butter into the flour and mix in well with your hands.
  4. Add water and mix with a knife.
  5. Cover a kitchen board with some flour and put the pastry mix on top of it.
  6. Cut in half and leave one piece aside.
Shortcrust Pastry
Shortcrust Pastry | Source

Making Rhubarb Pie

  1. Prepare the baking tin or dish by rubbing some butter around the base of it.
  2. Cover a kitchen board with some flour and put the pastry mix on top of it.
  3. Add a sprinkling of flour on top and roll out to the size of your baking tin.
  4. Place the pastry into it and push down gently fixing it around the edges.
  5. Add the rhubarb pieces to the dish and move around evenly.
  6. Pour some sugar over this.
  7. Take the remainder of the pastry and roll out to fit the top of the pie.
  8. Cover the top and press it down where the two pieces meet to seal it all in.
  9. Place in the middle part of the oven for about forty five to sixty minutes until golden brown.
  10. Take the pie out of the oven and place on a safe surface.
  11. Add some butter to the top of the pastry and immediately sprinkle some sugar over it.

Rhubarb Tart
Rhubarb Tart | Source

Cut into slices and serve with either hot custard, ice cream or cream.

Pie and Cream
Pie and Cream | Source

How to Make Rhubarb Crumble


  • 6 oz/150 g of Flour – self-raising/all-purpose
  • 2oz/50 g of Butter
  • 3 oz/75 g of Sugar


  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F
  2. Add the flour to a large bowl.
  3. Cut up the butter into small squares and add to the bowl.
  4. Mix the butter into the flour using your fingertips.
  5. When it is mixed together and looks like breadcrumbs add the sugar.
  6. Stir this until it is evenly distributed.
  7. Wash and cut the rhubarb into small pieces.
  8. Take your dish and add the rhubarb.
  9. Pour the crumble gently over the filling.
  10. Put in the highest part of the oven for about thirty to forty minutes.

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe | Source

My Mother

Here is a video of my 83 year old mother making Rhubarb Pie and Shortcrust Pastry.

Watch to the end to see some funny out takes when we were making the video.


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      Susan Zutautas 12 days ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love rhubarb pie but have never tried to make it. Will try your recipe as it sounds delicious!

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      L M Reid 6 weeks ago from Ireland

      Hello Peggy, thanks for dropping by. That's another new product I will make with next years Rhubarb. Rhubarb sauce made with strawberries, sounds nice.

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      Peggy Woods 6 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

      It has been years since I have had a good rhubarb pie. My family also enjoyed rhubarb sauce made with strawberries. It was good to eat with toast.

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      L M Reid 6 weeks ago from Ireland

      Hello Robert, I have never cooked Rhubarb with strawberries before but I will give it a try next time

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      Fiddleman 7 weeks ago

      Loved rhubarb pie as a kid. My mom made them as did her mother. As an adult the rhubarb was mixed with fresh strawberries and the combination in a cobbler is delicious.