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Humble Rhubarb Pie

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Directions

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  • Prepare and roll out pastry. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim and crimp edge as you like. Don't prick. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until mixture is set and dry. Remove pie plate from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

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  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil; add rhubarb. Return to boiling. Drain off the water and cool the rhubarb.

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  • Carefully sprinkle rhubarb evenly over bottom of prebaked piecrust.

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  • In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, sugar, flour, butter or margarine, vanilla, and nutmeg. Slowly pour over rhubarb in piecrust. Cover the entire pie loosely with foil.

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  • Bake in the 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until center appears nearly set when you shake it. Serve warm or chilled. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Humble Rhubarb Pie)

318 calories; 16 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 149 mg sodium. 38 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber;

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Directions

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  • In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. Starting with 5 tablespoons of cold water, sprinkle 1 tablespoon over part of mixture and gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon water at a time until all the dough is moistened. Form the dough into a ball.

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