Gluten Free Berry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Gluten Free Berry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

To celebrate summer, I decided to make a Gluten Free Berry Rhubarb Pie with fresh berries, farm-stand rhubarb and the best, light and flaky gluten free pie crust!

It’s ideal to find fresh strawberries to make this delightful pie, but even fresh raspberries do nicely. While you make never have heard of a gluten free Berry Rhubarb Pie, I bet you’ve heard of a Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie! Have you tried it, though? The combination is seemingly odd, but marries perfectly!

Strawberry and rhubarb is the traditional combination for pie, but don’t stop there: try my Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins! Or even this delicious gluten free Rhubarb Coffee Cake! Whatever you do, grab rhubarb while it’s in season in late spring or early summer, or you’ll miss these treats altogether!

strawberry rhubarb pie with So Delicious

Classic strawberry rhubarb pie topped with So Delicious vegan ice cream!

 

While strawberry and rhubarb is the most traditional combination, why limit yourself?

rhubarb stalks naturally gluten free

Gorgeous rhubarb offers a crunch counterpoint to the juicy berries in this pie. And did you know that rhubarb is a relative of buckwheat? Both gluten-free, of course!

 

This gluten free berry pie is delicious with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries or strawberries, with or without rhubarb. And don’t be daunted by the crust – it’s not as hard as it looks and I even have videos to help you through the process!

farmer's market strawberries

It’s farmer’s market season, folks! Grab some fresh berries like I did, and bake yourself a pie!

 

The first step in any gluten free pie recipe is to prepare the pastry for the crust. This recipe makes two 9-10 inch crusts, and is wonderful for fruit pies like this one.

gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie in blue pan

 

I rely on a combination of butter and shortening for my pastries to help them hold together and be super flaky. The key with pie crusts is to let the dough rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes before rolling out (some folks refrigerate the dough, but I find it makes the gluten free dough a bit too fragile).

gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie making

I use a pastry mat and dust it and my rolling pin with my gfJules™ gluten free flour so there is no gritty residue on my yummy crust!

step by step gluten free pie crust process

For loads more gluten free pie crust tips, photos and how-tos, hop over to my pie crust tutorial post!

Even if you think you can’t be neat about transferring your pie crusts, no worries! Simply patch any holes or tears with cut-outs for decoration.

gluten free pie crust leaf

For an even easier pie method, have a look at my Rustic Pie Crust – a one-crust fruit pie that takes all the fuss out of homemade pie making, or my gluten free Pie Pops!

gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie

Still worried you can’t transfer that gluten free pie dough? Watch this quick video to see my easy technique!

pie crust video snippet

Don’t let this time of year pass you by without a taste of rhubarb. It’s truly the first taste of summer!

gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie with fruit

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Gluten Free Berry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

gluten free strawberry rhubarb pie with fruit

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The delicious taste of berries and rhubarb marry perfectly, tucked into this light and flaky gluten free pie crust!

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  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

crust ingredients: (makes 2 crusts)

  • 2 cups gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup butter or non-dairy alternative (e.g. Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 1/3 cup shortening (e.g. Earth Balance® Shortening Sticks)
  • 4 – 6 tablespoons cold water OR 3 Tbs. vodka + 2-3 Tbs. cold water (vodka makes dough easier to work with –the alcohol bakes off, in case you’re worried!)
  • 1 egg, beaten (or milk of choice)

filling ingredients:

  • 2 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (or substitute an equal amount of berries)
  • 2 cups fresh berries (strawberries, halved or other berries like raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup gfJules™ All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • demerara sugar or granulated sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)
  • ice cream or whipped topping (optional) – I use So Delicious® CocoWhip or Vanilla Almond or Coconut Ice Cream

Instructions

dough preparation:

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening using two knives or a pastry cutter until it resembles a fine meal.

Add the water or vodka and water gradually to make the consistency you need to form a ball – err on the side of it being wetter rather than crumbly, but only add enough to hold the dough together in a firm ball. Divide the dough in half and form two flattened disc shapes; wrap in plastic wrap and set aside on the counter for 30 minutes while you make your filling.

filling preparation:

In a large bowl, stir to combine all filling ingredients. Set aside while rolling out crust pastries.

crust preparation:

Preheat oven to 400° F.

After allowing the dough to rest, roll the pastry out onto a surface dusted with gfJules™ Flour. A flexible pastry sheet (e.g. Silpat) for that purpose works well. Roll one of the discs of dough to a diameter at least 1 inch larger than the diameter of your pie pan.

Gently lift an edge of the rolled out crust using a butter knife or bench scraper. Lay the edge over your rolling pin so that it is supported by the rolling pin as you lift the crust onto your pie plate. Gently pat into shape and allow the excess crust to lay over the edge of the pie plate until the top crust is finished. (Video tutorial here!)

To cover with a whole top crust, roll out the other disc of dough in the same fashion, then lift the crust and lay on top of the filled pie plate, sealing the edges with the bottom crust, then fluting with your fingers or the blunt end of a knife handle. Be sure to cut several slits in the top crust to vent it during baking – the fruit will bubble up and steam as it cooks and needs some places to escape!

If the crust cracks or if you want to add more decoration, cut small shapes like hearts or stars out of the extra pie dough and lay them on top of the crust — seal by dabbing water or milk onto the back of the cut out shapes before laying on the crust.

To make a lattice crust, cut the second rolled dough into 8-10 strips. Lay 4-5 strips, evenly spaced, across the top of the pie in one direction, then lay the remaining strips in the opposite direction on top. Where possible, lift every other strip and layer the opposite strip underneath, forming a woven design (this step is not essential). Trim ends and fold all crust edges over, pressing to seal. Flute or crimp edges for a decorative finish.

Line the oven shelf below the pie with aluminum foil to prevent dripping into the oven. Cover crust edges with foil or pie crust saver to shield crust. Brush the crust with beaten egg or milk of choice to help brown the crust as it bakes.

Bake at 400° F for 10 minutes; brush top with egg wash again. Reduce the oven temperature to 350° F and bake for another 30-40 minutes, until filling is thickened and bubbly and the crust is lightly browned (if crust is browning too much, replace the foil or pie crust saver). Turn off oven, open oven door, sprinkle pie with sugar, then allow the pie to cool slowly in the cooling oven.

Serve warm with or without ice cream.

For even more pie rolling, pie crust transferring, pie baking tips, watch this video!

Don’t be daunted by the gluten free pie crust – it’s easy with the right recipe and gfJules Flour. These berries and rhubarb tucked inside make the perfect combination!

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Berry-Rhubarb Pie and gluten-free pie crust tutorial This gluten free Berry Rhubarb Pie is easy if you follow this recipe, video and step-by-step photos to make the gluten free crust-making process painless!

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22 thoughts on “Gluten Free Berry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

  1. What causes Rhubarb to be woody? Can’t seem to find anything online. Don’t want to make this dessert and have it fail for this reason.

    • Hi MaryKay, I’m no rhubarb expert, but in my experience, the larger the piece of rhubarb, the more “woody” it is. Same with okra (never buy big okra – yuck!) and even asparagus. The smaller pieces seem to be more tender. Once they’re cooked well, they do get soft and there’s no off texture. Hope that tip works for you!
      ~jules

  2. Thank you Jules. Strawberry rhubarb pie was my Dad’s late in life favorite, but I could never try it because of the gluten. Do you think this filling would work with a crumble top? I’ve always been more of a filling than crust gal.

    • Oh absolutely, Laurie! I’ve made the filling for cobblers and crumbles. Check with the search bar here on gfJules for recipes for each. The filling of strawberry-rhubarb is magic in any of these desserts. I hope you can enjoy it now with fond memories of your father, knowing why he loved the combination so much!
      ~jules

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays, Jules! I can’t wait to give your pie crust a try. It looks beautiful. 🙂

    • Absolutely, Raia! Thanks for having me over at Savoring Saturdays! I hope you do get to try the pie crust recipe one day soon – it makes me so happy to share it!
      ~jules

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  6. do you think this would work making an old-fashioned crust? using real lard? I get mine from the Amish community and it is fresh and no additivies or preservatives…

    thanks!