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Rhubarb Hand Pies Recipe

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Servings 6


For Pastry:

  • 2 1/2 cups 315 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup 225 grams/2 sticks cold butter, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water

For Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg

For Icing:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; pulse a few times. Sprinkle butter over top and pulse until butter pieces are about the size of coarse crumbs. Scatter ice water over and pulse again a few times until a shaggy dough forms.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured counter. Gather the dough into a cohesive lump and pat it into a disc. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or for at least two hours.

To assemble:

  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into a rectangle (approximately 16? by 11? wide). Trim edges to make straight lines. Use a knife or pastry wheel to cut dough crosswise into 6 equal strips.
  • Divide the rhubarb filling among the dough strips, placing it in a small pile on one end of each rectangle, then fold remaining dough over and pinch edges to seal. Use a sharp paring knife to cut two 1? slits in the tops of each pie. Transfer pies to parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg with 2 tsp water. Brush pies with the egg wash. Bake pies for about 25 minutes, until golden brown and filling is bubbling out.

To make icing:

  • Whisk together confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract and water. Drizzle over warm pies in a zigzag fashion.