Rhubarb pie
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Main ingredientsRhubarb

Rhubarb pie is a pie with a rhubarb filling.

In the United Kingdom

It is popular in the United Kingdom, where rhubarb has been cultivated since the 1600s, and the leaf stalks eaten since the 1700s. Besides diced rhubarb, it almost always contains a large amount of sugar to balance the intense tartness of the plant. The pie is usually prepared with a bottom pie crust and a variety of styles of upper crust.

In North America

In the United States, often a lattice-style upper crust is used.[1] This pie is a traditional dessert in the United States. It is part of New England cuisine.[2] Rhubarb has long been a popular choice for pies in the Great Plains region and the Midwest Region, where fruits were not always readily available.[3]

Sumner, Washington describes itself as the "Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World."[4][5][6] It is unknown exactly when the city gained this description, although the name has been in use since at least the 1930s.[4]

Rhubarb pies and desserts are popular in Canada, as the rhubarb plant can survive in cold climates.[7][8]


Strawberry rhubarb pie

A strawberry rhubarb pie[9][10][11] is a type of tart and sweet[12] pie made with a strawberry and rhubarb filling. Sometimes tapioca is used as a thickener.[13][14]

See also


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  2. ^ , The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America: A-J, Oxford University Press
  3. ^ "Rhubarb, The Pie Lover's Delight". History Nebraska. Retrieved 2019-03-15.
  4. ^ a b Press, Carl Sampson The Capital (2023-07-13). "Sumner, Wash.: Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World". Capital Press. Retrieved 2024-05-19.
  5. ^ wp (2017-09-26). "Rhubarb Pie Capital of the World: Sumner, WA". Sunset Magazine. Retrieved 2024-05-19.
  6. ^ Haedrich, Ken (October 27, 2020). Pie Academy: Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch. Storey Publishing, LLC. ISBN 9781635861112.
  7. ^ Vitt, Sandi; Hickman, Michael (2000). Rhubarb: More Than Just Pies. University of Alberta Press. ISBN 9780888643483. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  8. ^ "Rhubarb". Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  9. ^ "Rhubarb: The pie plant". 31 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  10. ^ "Pie Plant' Makes Its Appearance". 4 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  11. ^ "The Rhubarb Compendium". Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  12. ^ , The Time-Life Encyclopedia of Gardening: Vegetables and fruits, Time-Life Books
  13. ^ "Strawberry Rhubarb Pie - Recipe - Cooks.com". www.cooks.com. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie". Food Network. Retrieved 1 May 2019.