Rhubarb Surprise Pie

Cindi Bauer


I truly enjoy this pie! I love the tanginess of the rhubarb, and the sweetness the strawberry gelatin and streusel topping gives this pie. I like to make this pie one day in advance, and then refrigerate it overnight, so it can firm up before slicing and serving. If desired, serve the pie with a creamy whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.


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6 - 8
50 Min


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3 cups
thinly sliced fresh rhubarb
1 (9-inch)
unbaked pie crust (see *note)
1 tsp.
all-purpose flour
1 (3-oz.)
box strawberry gelatin
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
1 cup
granulated sugar
1/2 tsp.
ground cinnamon
1/4 cup
butter, melted

How to Make Rhubarb Surprise Pie


  • 1Place the unbaked pie crust on a sheet of wax paper, and then sprinkle the teaspoon of flour over the crust. Using your hand, lightly spread the flour over the entire crust.
  • 2Place the pie crust, floured side down, inside a 9-inch pie tin, and then flute the edges of the crust.
  • 3Arrange the rhubarb in the unbaked pie crust.
  • 4Sprinkle the strawberry gelatin powder over the rhubarb.
  • 5In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter; mix until crumbly.
  • 6Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the pie.
  • 7Place the pie on a 14-inch pizza tin. (I do this incase the hot bubbly juices from the pie, runs over the edges of the crust. It's a lot easier to clean a sticky pizza pan, rather than the sticky syrup left in the bottom of your oven!)
  • 8I then place a pie shield on top the pie. I keep the pie shield on the entire time the pie is baking. This helps to prevent the edges of the crust from becoming too brown, or perhaps burnt.
  • 9Bake in a 350ºF oven for 50 minutes, or until the rhubarb is tender, and the topping is golden brown.
  • 10Cool the pie to room temperature, then chill uncovered in the refrigerator to firm up the pie before slicing and serving.
  • 11I refrigerate leftovers (uncovered) in the fridge.
  • 12*Note: The unbaked pie crust I used was store bought, and it came in a 15-ounce pkg. It contains 2 (9-inch) unbaked pie crusts.

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About Rhubarb Surprise Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids

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