Got another great but uncommon rhubarb pie recipe. This time I used a simple almond filling; called frangipane. It’s is just a sweet layer under the rhubarb but it’s quick to make and blends in: you won’t really notice the frangipane but its flavor will be delish when you bite into this luscious pie. This is easy to make even though it has several steps. Keeper recipe!
The GF crust will work for any pie you wish and the sugared topping is a great look and a crunchy sweet treat. This is one of the few two crust pies I do and I have to say the top crust was very flaky and tasty.
Angie’s GF Rhubarb Frangipane Pie
2 ¼ c brown rice flour mix (at bottom of recipe)
¼ cup sweet rice flour
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp. cold butter cut into 6 chunks
2 large eggs
4 tsp fresh orange or lemon juice
Directions: Spray 9 or 10 inch metal pie pan with cooking spray, dust with white rice flour.
Mix dry ingredients in bowl of stand electric mixer. Add butter and mix until crumbly and resembling coarse meal. Add egg and juice. Mix until it comes together into big chunks. Shape into two equal balls with your hands. Put each on a crust sized piece of wax paper (14 x 14 inches more or less), flatten the crust balls some; put on top of it another piece of wax paper and chill it all in your fridge 15-20 minutes while you chop the rhubarb into ½ inch chunks. I now use a rectangle of medium thick plastic; fold it in half and roll out the pie dough between the layers; works much better than wax paper.
2/3 cup almond meal
1/3 c sugar
6 tbsp. butter at room temp
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tbsp. rice flour
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Mix the almond meal and sugar in your stand mixer on low, add the butter, cream well, use spatula to make sure the butter gets down and fully integrated into the mixture and then add egg and almond extract, mix and add the flour and cinnamon.
5 cups cut up fresh rhubarb
3 tbsp. tapioca flour
¼ tsp. salt
Zest of one orange (optional)
2 tbsp. sugar
1 or 2 tsp. of milk to brush on for a glaze
Raw sugar to sprinkle on top
In large bowl: place rhubarb, add tapioca flour, salt, plain sugar and orange zest. Stir with spoon to coat.
Assembling the pie:
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Roll out one pie crust between the two sheets of wax paper, try to get the thickness even, no thick middle! I use a pie bag my sister gave me; works fantastically with gf crusts. Peel off one side of wax paper and place in pie pan, centered. Remove other slice of wax paper. Crimp edges all around.
Spread frangipane filling on the bottom of the crust. Fill with dry rhubarb mix. Roll out the other pie crust. Place gently on top of pie, crimp around edges. Cut a few vent slits in the top crust. Brush top crust carefully with milk, sprinkle heavily with raw sugar.
Place on baking sheet to catch drips (I have a pie drip pan I love!) Bake 20 mi, rotate it half way through so the back and front are the same level of golden. Lower heat to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-40 min until crust is golden and you can see the filling bubbling. Cool on rack for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy!
Brown Rice Flour Mix (same as King Arthur Basic Blend)
2 c brown rice flour
2/3 c potato starch
1/3 c tapioca flour
This recipe is a blending of one I found on splendidtable.org with my favorite crust recipe out of Annalise Roberts cookbooks with my own small changes to create a pie to my taste buds happiness.
Originally posted spring of 2016, no changes to recipe, minor updates to text.