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Lemony Rhubarb Pie

I love rhubarb from the garden, and there's nothing like this pie—which includes a happy burst of lemon—to say spring is here! —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 7 to 10 tablespoons ice water
  • FILLING:
  • 4 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Additional sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, mix flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine the first six filling ingredients; toss to combine.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll one half of dough to fit a 9-in. pie plate; transfer to pie plate. Trim pastry even with rim. Add filling; dot with butter. Roll remaining dough to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edge. Cut slits in top. If desired, sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven setting to 350°. Bake 40-45 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 403 calories, 20g fat (5g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 235mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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