Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb is another veggie that makes me think of summertime. I’ve mentioned this before, but growing up, I wouldn’t touch it. My dad absolutely loves it. He makes rhubarb rolls fairly often and the first time I remember enjoying them was when I made them for Hubby last year. Another indication of how my tastes have changed as I grow older…

Even though rhubarb is in fact a veggie, I always think of desserts when I think rhubarb. There’s just something about the tartness of the rhubarb that makes desserts so great.

So when I got a ton of rhubarb from my coworker, I started looking for recipes to make with it. I was trying so hard to find a savory treat, but just kept going back to this pie.

Hubby’s favorite pie of all time is blueberry pie and I was intrigued by the combination of a blueberry-rhubarb pie. We all know rhubarb is usually paired with strawberries or even raspberries, but this combination is just as good if not better. Hubby said it was like a tart blueberry pie.

As you can probably tell from the pictures, we enjoyed this pie at a friend’s house. A weekend at the Cape with great friends and a summery pie is as close to perfect as it gets! And, if you go blueberry picking like we did, be sure to freeze some berries for delicious treats all year! I just throw clean berries on a baking sheet and pop them in the freezer. Once frozen, throw the berries in a ziplock bag.

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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

Yield: 8

Ingredients:

3 cups diced rhubarb
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 pinch salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1 double pie crust
2 Tbsp butter, cut up
Decorating sugar

Directions:

Preheat an oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Toss the rhubarb and blueberries in a bowl with the salt, nutmeg, lemon juice, sugar, and cornstarch until evenly mixed.

Pour into the pie shell and dot with butter. Cover the filled crust with the top crust and flute the edges. Cut a few decorative steam vents in the top crust. Sprinkle the crust with decorating sugar; cover the fluted edges with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Place the pie tin on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 and bake 35 minutes longer.

Remove the foil and bake until the crust is golden and juice is bubbling through the slits, about 15 minutes more. Cool completely before serving.

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com

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14 Responses to “Blueberry Pie Bars”

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 13, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I just love blueberries and your bars look simply incredible!!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — August 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    These bars are so awesome!! Gorgeous!

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    Shannon — August 13, 2013 at 10:30 am

    holy cow these look fabulous! i need more blueberries in my life, and quick- i’m already onto peaches so hoping i didn’t miss out 🙂

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    Lynna — August 21, 2013 at 2:12 am

    These pie bars look amazing! I`m wishing I had blueberries right now!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I love pie bars!! They look so delicious 🙂 I am loving this recipe!

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    Laura — August 29, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Yum these are gorgeous. Love the changes you made.

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    suzy — September 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Tried it, tasted awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!

    • beantownbaker — September 26th, 2013 @ 8:47 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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    Lauren — October 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Made these and my family ate them in one day! Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • beantownbaker — October 6th, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

      So glad you enjoyed these. I have made them a couple times with different fruits and they’re always a hit.

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    Robin — April 24, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Made these this past weekend using blueberries and blackberries in equal parts. I love the ease of the crumb crust and top. The only thing I will change when I make them again will be to add lemon juice and zest to the filling. I like the tartness of lemon with blueberries. Will make these with peaches when they are in season. Easy and tasty…thanks!

    • beantownbaker — April 27th, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

      I’ve made these with peaches and they’re delicious – definitely do that this summer.

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    Eugenie — July 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Tried these today because I needed to clear out some frozen blueberries. Used a small rectangle Pyrex dish instead, which worked fine. Added a bit of fresh grated nutmeg. Cut into 12 squares and served with ice cream. This is a keeper!

    • beantownbaker — September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

      Love fresh nutmeg! Sounds great.

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