3 Easy Rhubarb Pie Twists for Beginners: Add a Zing to Your Dessert Game!

Rhubarb season is here, and it’s time to celebrate this tangy, versatile fruit. Don’t be intimidated by pie-making—with a few simple twists, you’ll be baking up delicious treats in no time.


Whether you’re new to baking or just want to experiment, these rhubarb pie ideas are perfect for you.

1. The Classic Crust with a Surprise Filling

You can’t go wrong with a classic pie crust, but let’s add a little twist to the filling. Instead of just rhubarb, combine it with strawberries or raspberries for a burst of sweetness that complements the tartness.


  • Crust: Your favorite pie crust recipe (homemade or store-bought)
  • Filling:
    • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
    • 1 cup chopped strawberries or raspberries
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Roll out your pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Trim and crimp the edges.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all filling ingredients. Toss until well mixed.
  3. Pour the filling into the pie crust.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F (200°C), then reduce the temperature to 350°F (175°C) and bake for another 45-50 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.

2. Crumble Topping for a Rustic Charm

A crumble topping is a simple, delicious way to transform your rhubarb pie into a rustic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • Filling: Same as the classic pie filling above
  • Crumble Topping:
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
    • 1/4 cup rolled oats


  1. Prepare the filling as instructed in the classic pie recipe.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all the crumble topping ingredients. Use your fingers or a pastry cutter to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the filling.
  4. Bake as instructed in the classic pie recipe.

3. Galette: A Free-Form Delight

A galette is a free-form pie that’s incredibly easy to make, and it’s perfect for showcasing the beautiful colors of rhubarb.


  • Crust: Same as the classic pie crust
  • Filling: Same as the classic pie filling
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Roll out your pie crust into a 12-inch circle. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Spoon the filling onto the center of the crust, leaving a 2-inch border around the edge.
  3. Fold the edges of the crust over the filling, overlapping as needed. Brush the edges of the crust with the beaten egg.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  5. Let cool slightly before serving.

Bonus Tip: For a more complex flavor, try adding a pinch of ground ginger or cinnamon to the filling.

With these easy rhubarb pie twists, you’ll be a pie-baking pro in no time! Let us know which twist is your favorite in the comments below.

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