Grandma’s Apple Rhubarb Pie and Giveaway

May 8, 2012

Every few months I get the urge to bake, I want to break out an apron, my family cookbook that contains recipes from my Great-Grandma, Grandma, Aunts and extended family that I have never even met. I love spending time in the kitchen but for some reason I don’t bake much. Some of it stems from not eating a lot of baked goods and the other part is time, baking can take hours and hours.

 

Scott had brought home a big bag of rhubarb and I figured last night was the occasion to bake, I needed to use it up while it was still fresh. It was also a great opportunity to finally try out my handheld mandolin slicer that Oxo had sent as part of their blogger outreach program. One for me and one for you!

 

OXO Good Grips Hand-Held Mandoline Slicer

 

Small enough to fit in a drawer, it has 3 levels of thickness and works really well to get apple slices just thin enough for a good pie. If I finally getting around to learning how to can fruits and vegetables this would be perfect for getting a consistent slice on things.

 

Since it was a Monday night and I didn’t want to be in the kitchen all night I took a few shortcuts in getting this pie ready. I used store bought frozen crust (sorry but I am not sorry about that, I lead a busy life and it is enough that I am even making a dessert), the slicer came in handy for the apples and I didn’t peel them. Gasp. I like my apples to have a little bit more texture in pie. We all have to figure out what shortcuts to take sometimes. That is what I do when I bake, yes I measure things exactly but having some store bought parts of the pie works for me.

 

Apple Rhubarb Pie (1 of 4)

 

Apple Rhubarb Pie (2 of 4)

 

Apple Rhubarb Pie

 

by A Fit and Spicy Life

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes

Keywords: dessert

 

Ingredients (2 9 Inch Pies)

  • 2 9 Inch "Extra Deep" Pie Crusts
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced with a mandolin
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice, about half a large lemon juiced
  • 1/2 tsp high quality cinnamon
  • 3/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 stick very cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces

 

Instructions

Place pie crusts in pie plates.

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl combine rhubarb, apples, lemon juice, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons floor and cinnamon.

In a small bowl combine 3/4 cup flour, 1/8 teaspoons salt, brown sugar and butter in a bowl. Using a fork press the butter into the flour mixture until it is crumbly and mostly combined.

Pour rhubarb and apple mixture into pie pans and top with butter and flour mixture.

Bake at 435 for 15 minutes.

Reduce heat to 375 and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and the crust is brown.

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Apple Rhubarb Pie (4 of 4)

 

Placing bets on how long these last? One is 1/3 gone and Scott is taking the other one to work tomorrow. By dinner on Wednesday I am guessing this will be gone…

 

Want to win a Oxo Handheld Mandolin Slicer? Just tell me what you would make with it. I will pick a random winner Friday morning.

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

amy marantino May 8, 2012 at 8:01 am

i would make cole slaw

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Jen Rothmeyer (EmSun) May 8, 2012 at 8:16 am

Looks good! My husband will certainly want me to make that pie. We’ve got a ton of rhubarb handy. Last night we had the shrimp with vodka sauce recipe you posted a little while ago. It was delicious. Next Monday I’ll have a link-up with a photo as part of my “last week’s meal plan” post.

I would use a mandolin slicer for ten million different things including cucumbers for salad, potatoes for au gratin and baked chips, apples for desserts, and oh gosh, I can’t even imagine. Garnishes, too!

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Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It May 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

You have been busy with rhubarb! Your pie looks fantastic! I would make some sort of potato dish if I were to win. :)

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SarahB May 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

I would make a tomato cucumber salad. Cutting them just doesnt work the same!

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Ashley Kropp May 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would use the slicer to make zucchini and squash “noodles”. They go great when combined with a tomato white wine sauce, shrimp, and mushrooms…and are a much healthier alternative to pasta!

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Kara (Kara's Cuisine) May 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

Your pie looks delicious! A slicer is on my wish list! I would use it for cucumbers, potatoes, zucchini, etc:)

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emily (a nutritionist eats) May 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’m so with you on the pie crust – I’ve never made my own and don’t have a huge desire to either! :)

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Samantha May 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

Your pies are gorgeous!
You’ve totally inspired me to bake. However, there is no one else here to eat the goodies, so I have to bake sparingly or I will blow up like a balloon. :-\ Totally agree with you on the store pie crusts. I’m old as dirt and have only made crust a couple of times. Too much of a time suck and I’d rather just let the good folks at the grocery storedo it for me. :p

I’d use the mandolin for cheese! And fruits, so my cheese/fruit tray would be purty. :D

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Anna May 8, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I would make bake seasoned sweet potatoe chips! I am going to try your receipe for the Apple Rhubarb Pie. Looks delicious!!

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Joey L May 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Your pie looks delish!! If I won, I would use it to make a small batch of refridgerator pickles.

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Mo May 8, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I would use it to make that pie!! Oh.my.word! My two favorite kind of pies rolled into one. I have my mom Fed-Ex me some of her rhubarb every spring :-)

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Debra Lee May 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm

I love making Apple Crisp amd this would be so much easier!

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Julie R May 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

I would use this for so many things, refrigerator pickles was the first thing that came to mind.

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Amanda May 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

When grilling out we always slice up potatoes and throw them on the grill! This slicer would work perfect! Also, it would be great for apples and cheeses!

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Julie May 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

potatoes and carrots for beef stew
thanks

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Kate May 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

I would use it for everything! Radishes, potatoes, zucchini, eggplant…. you name it, I’d slice it.

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Mellissa May 11, 2012 at 7:32 am

You were the winner, I will bring it you at our next Girls Night!

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Alexa May 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

I’d use it to make apple pie, or else to slice potatoes and make American fries.

Also, I LOVE to make Strawberry Rhubarb pie in the summer, yum!

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