How to Thicken Rhubarb Pie

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How to Thicken Rhubarb Pie
Delicious rhubarb pie. (Liza McCorkle/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Rhubarb pie is a traditional American pie created from fresh or frozen rhubarb and other fruits, such as strawberries. Because rhubarb naturally has a high water content, rhubarb pie can become too watery unless steps are taken to thicken the pie. In order to make a thickened rhubarb pie, it is helpful to follow a few guidelines to ensure the liquid in the different fruits is absorbed sufficiently, and that will create a creamy rhubarb filling.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 3 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 bowls
  • Spoon
  • Pie crust

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  1. 1

    Chop 3 cups rhubarb into 1/2-inch pieces and place them into a bowl.

  2. 2

    Add 1 cup sliced strawberries into the bowl.

  3. 3

    Combine 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 cup flour into a bowl. Mix well with a spoon. The flour will absorb the juices in the fruit as the pie bakes, making the filling thicker.

  4. 4

    Pour the fruit into the flour mixture and mix well.

  5. 5

    Pour the filling into a pie crust and bake the rhubarb pie in a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes.

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