Meringue Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Meringue Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Ingredients

CRUST:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/2 teaspoon salt

FILLING:

3 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb

1 tablespoon water

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

MERINGUE:

3 egg whites

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to make it

For crust, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add the flour, oats and salt and mix well. Press over the bottom and sides of a 9-in. pie plate. Cover and refrigerate.

Combine rhubarb and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Combine the sugar, flour and salt; add to the rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Cool slightly.

Pour filling into crust. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Beat in vanilla. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust.

Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Yield: 6-8 servings.