Two black bowls filled with a slab of rhubarb pie and a side of vanilla ice cream

Rhubarb and apple pie

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Celebrate tangy, vibrant rhubarb in this fruit pie with latticed shortcrust pastry. Serve with cream, custard, ice cream (or all three!) for a hearty winter pud

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Make this rhubarb and apple pie, then check out our classic apple pie, rhubarb crumble, cherry pie and more indulgent dessert recipes.

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Ingredients

  • rhubarb 500g, cut into 3cm pieces
  • icing sugar 4 tbsp
  • cornflour 2 tbsp
  • vanilla bean paste 1 tsp
  • Bramley apple 1, cored and sliced
  • ready-made shortcrust pastry 500g block
  • plain flour for dusting
  • demerara sugar 2 tbsp
  • cream, custard or ice cream to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip the rhubarb into a baking tray and toss with 2 tbsp of the icing sugar. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 15 minutes until just beginning to soften. Tip the remaining icing sugar into a bowl with the cornflour, vanilla, apple and rhubarb. Toss gently and set to one side.

  • Step 2

    Cut off a third of the pastry and put aside. Roll out the remaining pastry on a lightly floured worksurface to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use a rolling pin to drape into a 20cm loose-bottomed, straight-sided metal tin (3½cm deep), ensuring it fits into the corners. Trim the edges to leave 1cm of overhanging pastry, then chill.

  • Step 3

    Roll out the remaining pastry to a square 3cm bigger than the tin, then cut into 4cm-thick strips. On a piece of baking paper, use the strips to make an overlapping lattice pattern, then chill.

  • Step 4

    Tip the apple and rhubarb into the pastry case and brush the edges with beaten egg. Carefully lay over the lattice and press to seal. Use a small knife to trim any excess, then use your thumbs to crimp all around the edges. Brush everything with more beaten egg, then sprinkle over the demerara sugar.

  • Step 5

    Bake for 45 minutes until the pastry is a deep golden brown. Cool in the tin for 15 minutes before cutting into wedges and serving with cream, custard or ice cream.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 376
  • Fat 20.3g
  • Saturates 7.5g
  • Carbs 41.1g
  • Sugars 14.8g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 5.4g
  • Salt 0.4g
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