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Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Check out this easy Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe! This easy pie recipe is perfect with fresh rhubarb and canned apple pie filling. Try it today.
Many years ago, we were given a rhubarb plant by my Great Uncle. We planted it and pretty much ignored it for the next few years. Now, it’s grown into a huge rhubarb plant. And, I look forward to making rhubarb recipes every spring.
Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Rhubarb is pretty much the first edible plant in my yard each year. While we get a few early lettuce plants, most of my vegetables, fruits, and herbs don’t produce until well into the summer. While I enjoy lots of different rhubarb desserts, an apple rhubarb pie recipe has always been my favorite.
There are many different types of rhubarb pie recipes. Since rhubarb is so tart on its own, it’s generally paired with another type of fruit. I love strawberry rhubarb pie and apple cherry rhubarb pie. And, my rhubarb custard pie is a family favorite.
So, usually, when I make apple pie, I use fresh apples. We have lots of apple orchards here in Vermont. And, I love going apple picking. But, since rhubarb is an early spring crop. And, apples are a late fall crop. There are times when I don’t have both options fresh. Of course, I freeze rhubarb every year. But, sometimes I run out before fall. And, it’s not one of those things that’s available in our grocery stores for the most part.
This recipe uses fresh rhubarb. But, if you don’t have fresh rhubarb for the Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe, you can certainly use frozen rhubarb instead. It’s important that you measure the frozen rhubarb when it’s still frozen. So, don’t let it defrost first because it will lose its shape which won’t give you an accurate measurement.
And, the recipe uses apple pie filling but that doesn’t mean you cannot use fresh apples if you have them. You will want to use two good-sized fresh apples in place of the apple pie filling. You can also use frozen apples if you like. But, like the rhubarb, make sure that you measure them when frozen. You’ll want about two cups of chopped apples or apple slices.
Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe and sugar
I’ve mentioned that rhubarb is very tart. I don’t know anyone that can eat it without adding a bunch of sugar to it. One of the ways you can keep the sugar content down is by adding another type of fruit like apples or strawberries. While I normally keep the added sugar to a minimum with fruit pies, I cannot do that with rhubarb. So, you can try using a stevia and sugar blend if you are trying to watch your sugar. You can buy it on Amazon.
More rhubarb recipes
So, if you enjoy rhubarb, here are a few other recipes you can try in addition to this apple rhubarb pie recipe.
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
- Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe
- Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe
- Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
- Rhubarb Blueberry Sauce
There really are so many different ways you can enjoy rhubarb besides pie. Check out this apple rhubarb cake recipe from Whipped right here. That looks amazing. I cannot wait to try it when the weather cools down a bit.
Gluten-free Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe
So, it’s very easy to make this Apple Rhubarb Pie Recipe gluten-free, it’s quite simple. The only gluten in this pie recipe is in the crust. Just use a gluten-free pie crust instead of the traditional pie crust. My store has a few gluten-free pie crusts in the frozen foods section.
Apple pie spice
My spice cabinet tends to have the basics. And, I prefer to make my own spice blends rather than to buy them. So, if you’re like me and you don’t have an apple pie spice, you can easily make it yourself. So, you can make up a jar if you want to, or do the math to make just what you need for this recipe. Check out the simple recipe right here.
So, this apple rhubarb pie recipe uses two pre-made pie crusts. That means you’ll want the kind that you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. It will have a top and a bottom crust. If you want to use a frozen pie crust, you will need to make your own top crust. Finally, you can make a simple top pie crust or you can do something fancy like a lattice. The rest of this apple rhubarb pie recipe will be the same either way.
If you love homemade pie, you might want to try my real simple sweet potato pie recipe.
- 2 cups rhubarb, sliced
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¾ teaspoon apple pie spice
- 3 tablespoons instant tapioca
- 1 (21-ounce) can apple pie filling
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9-inch pie pan with non-stick cooking spray, and place one unbaked pie crust in the pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix rhubarb, sugar, and cinnamon. Let sit for fifteen minutes, stirring on and off.
- Add in the pie filling, apple pie spice, and tapioca and mix together.
- Pour into pie crust-lined pan, and then lay the second pie crust over the top and flute the edges of the crust.
- Bake for 55 minutes and let cool completely prior to serving.
You are going to love this apple rhubarb pie recipe!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 31gProtein: 0g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.