Plain old rhubarb pie

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N A recipe of double pie crust
3 cups Diced rhubarb
1½ \N Sugar
2 tablespoons Flour
1 tablespoon Quick-cooking tapioca
\N \N Grated rind of half a lemon or orange
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Butter

Line a 9-inch pie tin with half the pastry and sprinkle a little flour over it. Combine rhubarb, sugar, tapioca, lemon rind and salt and put in pastry shell. Dot with butter. Arrange a lattice of pastry strips on top. Bake in moderate 350 degrees F. oven for 1 hour.

Tips on Rhubarb

1. Rhubarb has medicinal value. 2. It is astringent, cathartic and a fine tonic.

3. It is much used as a gentle laxative for infants.

4. Herb book from 1597 states: "Steeped with anise, rhubarb helps the jaundice and such like diseases.....It purifieth the blood and makes young wenches to look faire and cherry-like.

5. Many people freeze young pink rhubarb in the spring when it is at its best. Others can the strained rhubarb juice for a refreshing summer drink.

Some make wine of it, and some make a tart sherbet or sweet conserve of it.

Rhubarb has a hundred uses, and here are a few good ways to prepare it.

6. It is high in floride.

NOTES : Notes: Simple, easy, and delicious.

Posted to recipelu-digest by Nadia Canty <wcanty@...> on Mar 1, 1998

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