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Rhubarb Surprise Pie

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"Tastes like strawberry shortcake! Surprise"

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  1. Sift together 1 cup flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Add egg and milk; mix. Press mixture into a greased 9 inch pie plate.
  2. Arrange rhubarb in pie shell. Sprinkle with dry gelatin mix.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup flour, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter or margarine; sprinkle on top of pie.
  4. Bake 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes, or until rhubarb is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 27, 2006

This is great, I'll be making this again many times. I added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts to the crust, increased the rhubarb to 4 cups & added an extra TBSP milk in the crust. I have a rhubarb plant that is an over achiver and am always looking for new GOOD rhubarb recipes. This one fits the bill.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2008

Too much sugar sitting on top, though my husband liked the crunch because he didn't know it was a cup of sugar. Don't think I'll use this recipe again.


19 Ratings

Aug 01, 2003

This is a SURPRISE!!! Lots of raves and oohs and ahhs. Used a 10" pie plate - had 5 cups of rhubarb so used it all - It turned out just super - sure will be making again and again.A little Ice cream or whip cream added on top just hit the spot.

Jun 10, 2007

My neighbor grows rhubarb and gave me some to use. I made this pie and shared it with him. I did use almost 5 cups of rhubarb as suggested and did use some brown sugar for the topping instead of all white. Also added the walnuts as suggested. Very very good! Served it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks!

Jul 31, 2005

Great recipe. Just make sure you use the 3 cups of rhubarb (could use up to 3 1/2 if wanted to), or you won't have alot of filling to equal with the crust. I used frozen rhubarb that i had put in the freezer, came out fine. My father loved it and hubby who isn't fond of rhubarb liked it too!!. I'd make again.

May 27, 2011

maybe it was too warm but I had to roll the pie crust out between plastic wrap. The topping stirred into a batter and I added oatmeal to obtain crumble texture. Still the gelatin kick was a hit flavour with the kids.

Jul 15, 2009

I thought this made an excellant pie and was simple to make. Very tasty. I will make it again, since I grow my own rhubard Joan.

Jun 12, 2008

It was great to see this recipe. I received the recipe from my mom's neighbor 30 years ago and have never seen it in print since that time!! It's been a family favorite for all these years, and every time I take it to a gathering it is also a hit. Thanks for submitting it for others to see. I've added other fresh berries along with with rhubarb which is also great.


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.5 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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