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How to Make Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This classic ruby-hued Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the perfect taste combination of equal parts tart and sweet. The mouthwatering filling is made without tapioca and packed with juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb, all baked in a buttery, flakey, gluten-free homemade pie crust. Easy to make, it’s a super tasty springtime or early summer dessert indulgence and so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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The Best Gluten-Free from Scratch Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Make this Ultimate Old-fashioned Indulgence in A Buttery, Flakey, (Gluten-Free) Homemade Pie Crust

There’s just something about Springtime and fresh strawberries and rhubarb that inspires the pie baker in me. This recipe for Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a classic. Its perfect tart and sweet taste reels me back to flavorful springtime and summer good times, porch swings, and sharing with family and friends. I guess I’m forever the romantic. I do love this pie!

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Servings:  8 Slices
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Prep Time :1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time :50 minutes
Cooling Time :3 hours
Total Time :5 hours 20 minutes
Course : Dessert
Cuisine : American
Diet : Gluten Free
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 240
Fat 10
Carbohydrates 37
Protein 2

A fruit and vegetable match made in heaven ...

If you love strawberries and rhubarb, this seasonal fruit and vegetable combination is terrific in this old-fashioned pie worth resurrecting. By making it gluten-free, it also updates the classic springtime and early summer pie to meet gluten-free dietary requirements so everyone can enjoy a slice of the pie (so to speak).

So, whether you’re new to gluten-free pie baking or a seasoned pro, I think you’ll find that this old-fashioned strawberry rhubarb pie classic—now made gluten-free—is guaranteed (if you’re anything like me) to infatuate the pie baker in you, too, with fresh strawberries and rhubarb straight from the garden or market stand.

Indeed, it’s become one of my favorite pies and ways to use fresh strawberries, and when rhubarb season is finally here, the combination begs for pulling out all the stops to find excuses to serve it.

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This recipe is so much easier than it looks!

From start to finish, this yummy, classic, Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie will attract you with the first hint of its sweet aroma as it bakes. It will lure you (and anyone lucky to be within smelling distance) with drool-worthy fruity-fragranced caramelized sugary smells. The strawberry and rhubarb intermingle, making the filling deliciously luscious as it bubbles and peeks up through the buttery crust, baking to a beautiful golden-brown top with rosy-hued eye appeal.

Equal parts tart and sweet, it’s the perfect tasty pie dessert to share. I encourage you to enjoy this indulgence while sitting among family and friends on the porch in the cool breezes of early summer. 

And, like strawberries and rhubarb (as if they were made for each other), I recommend serving a generous pie slice with a dollop of ice cream or real whipped cream topping.

Serving it this way – it’s sweet, tart, juicy, cool, creamy, and well … perfect in every way!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy time baking!


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Old-Fashioned (Gluten-Free) Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This classic ruby-hued Old-Fashioned Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the perfect taste combination of equal parts tart and sweet. The mouthwatering filling is made without tapioca and packed with juicy strawberries and tart rhubarb, all baked in a buttery, flakey, gluten-free homemade pie crust. Easy to make, it’s a super tasty springtime or early summer dessert indulgence and so good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 3 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 240 kcal


  • Rolling Pin
  • 9-inch Glass Pie Plate
  • Pastry Lattice Roller Cutter (Pastry Wheel or Pizza Cutter)
  • Baking sheet (or Pizza Pan)
  • Pie Crust Shield (or Aluminum Foil)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Utensils (Cooks Knife, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Pastry Bruch, Rubber Spatula or Large Spoon)


  • 1 Homemade Pie Crust my recipe makes two crusts; one for the bottom and one for the top
  • 3 cups sliced Rhubarb 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 - ½ cups chopped Strawberries
  • cup packed Light Brown Sugar
  • cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ cup Instant Modified Food Starch may substitute gluten-free cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Juice
  • ½ teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Milk
  • coarse Sugar for garnish optional
Makes: 9inch round
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For the crust

  • Lightly grease a 9” glass pie plate with butter, shortening, or homemade pan release. Prepare my pie crust recipe in steps 2 through 5.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).

Make the filling

  • Stir the rhubarb, strawberries, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cornstarch, salt, orange juice, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Set filling aside as the oven preheats.
    3 cups sliced Rhubarb, 2 - 1/2 cups chopped Strawberries, 1/3 cup packed Light Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar, 1/4 cup Instant Modified Food Starch, 1/4 teaspoon Salt, 1 tablespoon Orange Juice, 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract, 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter

To assemble the pie

  • Allow the chilled pie dough to rest at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disc. Place one of the discs onto a sheet of plastic wrap (cover the other one with plastic wrap so it doesn’t dry out and keep it in the refrigerator until needed). Put another sheet of plastic wrap over the top of the first disc (step 8 in the crust instructions) and begin rolling from the center into a circular shape until the dough is about 1/8-inch thick and you have a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
    1 Homemade Pie Crust
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the top and carefully invert the crust into the prepared pie plate. Then, remove the bottom plastic wrap piece. Press the pie dough lightly into the bottom and sides, then trim the extra dough hanging from the edges. Spoon the filling into the crust, leaving all the excess liquid in the bowl (you don’t want that liquid in the filling—it will make the pie too juicy, so discard it). Dot the pieces of butter on top of the filling.

The lattice top

  • Remove the saved disc of chilled pie dough from the refrigerator. Roll between two sheets of plastic wrap (as above) until the dough is about 1/8-inch thick and you have a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Remove the plastic wrap from the top. Use a lattice roller cutter, running it over the pie dough to cuts slits in the dough. Carefully invert and center the top crust over the prepared pie plate, then remove the plastic wrap piece, enabling you to pull slightly on the dough as you arrange it over the pie to make an easy lattice pie crust. [1]
  • Once the lattice is on top, press the outer edges of the top into the bottom pie crust to seal the two together. Use a small knife to trim off excess dough. Crimp the crust edges with a fork if desired. [2]
  • Lightly brush the top of the pie crust with the milk to help it brown. Sprinkle the top with a bit of coarse sugar for a professional finish.
    1 tablespoon Milk, coarse Sugar for garnish


  • Place the unbaked pie onto a large pizza pan or baking sheet (to catch any messy, juicy boilovers) and bake for 20 minutes at 400°F (204°C). With the pie still in the oven, reduce the temperature to 350°F (177°C) and continue baking for 30-35 minutes until the color of the crust is nicely golden-brown. You will also notice that the filling will bubble up slightly through the lattice or slits in the crust for venting the pie. [3]

Serving and storage

  • Allow the pie to cool at room temperature for three hours before serving. Cooling allows the filling to thicken. Cover leftovers tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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[1] Alternatively, use a pastry wheel, sharp knife, or pizza cutter to cut strips 1/2 – 1 inch wide. Carefully thread the strips over and under one another, pulling back strips as necessary to weave the top.
[2] If making a lattice top seems too fussy, cover the filling with the 12-inch pie dough circle after it’s rolled out. Cut slits in the top to form steam vents. Trim and crimp the edges. Alternatively, adding a crumble or streusel topping would also be great.
[3] After the first 20 minutes of baking time, if the top crust looks like it’s becoming too browned, place a pie crust shield (or aluminum foil) over the top or around the pie edges to prevent them from browning too quickly.
Easy crumble topping:
Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Using a fork, cut 2-3 tablespoons of cold diced butter into the flour mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly across the top of your pie before baking.
Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions:
This a great pie to make one day in advance since it is so juicy – the filling will have time to set overnight. The pie crust dough can also be prepared beforehand and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Baked pie freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature before serving. The prepared filling can also be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed overnight in the fridge before use.


Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 181mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 15mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 58mgIron: 1mg
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