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Rose's Rhubarb Pie

No recipe image available.Rhubarb's tart flavor is balanced by the honeyed sweetness of the streusel topping in this rustic dessert. It's a great addition to a picnic table or a finish to a simple roast chicken dinner—and Rose, wherever you are—keep baking those pies.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar - divided use
1 cup all-purpose flour - divided use
2 cups sliced rhubarb, 1/2-inch pieces
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust*
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons honey

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. To make the streusel, combine first addition of flour, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; set aside.
  3. Toss prepared apples with lemon juice. Add cheddar cheese, second addition of flour and nutmeg; toss until well mixed.
  4. Arrange apple mixture in pie crust; sprinkle streusel on top.
  5. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.

Makes 8 servings.

*Use store bought, ready-to-use pie pastry, or your favorite recipe for homemade pie pastry.