Tested till perfect Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie

Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie

This old-fashioned favourite features a custard filling and crumbly topping.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2002

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcold shortening, cubed
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 tsp 1tsplemon juice or vinegar
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupIce water


  • 4 cups 4cupschopped rhubarb
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1 cup 1cupsour cream
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupall-purpose flour


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuppacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter, melted
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In bowl, mix flour with salt. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture is in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces. In liquid measure, beat egg yolk with lemon juice; mix in enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Drizzle over dry ingredients, stirring briskly with fork to form ragged dough. Press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until chilled. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

 On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness; fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Trim edge to leave 3/4-inch (2 cm) overhang; fold overhang under and flute edge.

Filling: Arrange rhubarb evenly in pie shell. In bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, sour cream and flour until smooth. Pour over fruit.

Topping: In small bowl, mix flour with sugar. Drizzle in butter and mix with fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.

Bake in bottom third of 450°F (230°C) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F (180°C); bake until edge is puffed, filling is slightly jiggly and topping is golden, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely on rack before cutting.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 559 pro 6g total fat 23g sat. fat 12g
carb 82g fibre 2g chol 91mg sodium 218mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 15 vit A 17 vit C 7
folate 23
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