How to Thicken Rhubarb Pie

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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.

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

Add 1 cup sliced strawberries into the bowl.

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.

  • Rhubarb pie is a traditional American pie created from fresh or frozen rhubarb and other fruits, such as strawberries.
  • 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.

Pour the fruit into the flour mixture and mix well.

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

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