Rhubarb Tart with Premade Pastry

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a super simple filling for rhubarb tart or rhubarb turnovers. You can also use puff pastry instead of shortcrust if you prefer.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g ready-prepared shortcrust pastry
    • 500g chopped rhubarb
    • 1 1/3 cups caster sugar
    • 6 tablespoons plain flour
    • 30g butter

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees C.
    2. Line a 23cm pie plate or dish with pastry. Ensure that some pastry hangs over the edge of the dish.
    3. Combine sugar and flour. Sprinkle 1/4 of the mixture over pastry in the pie dish. Heap rhubarb over this mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar and flour. Dot with butter. Cover the top with pastry, and pinch edges together to seal. Cut four slits in the top of the pastry for steam to escape.
    4. Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce oven temperature to 180 degrees C and continue baking for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold with ice cream or custard.

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    Don't bother with the butter; you don't need it at all. And do NOT--as some other reviewers have suggested--mix up the flour/sugar mixture with the fruit before adding the fruit to the case. The reason you want copious amounts of sugar both on the bottom and on the top of the fruit (rather than mixed amongst it) is that while baking, the bubbling-hot sugar carmelises in contact with the bottom and top pastry, a process which makes the pastry rather crispy in the final product. If you mix the sugar with the fruit, you don't get that crispy pastry, and the large amount of water in the rhubarb will definitely make the bottom crust sodden. Don't worry: the sugar makes its way through the fruit anyway, so you won't have parts too sweet and other parts too tart.  -  21 Jul 2008


    I liked this recipe. I tried it with only rhubarb and then the next time with strawberries and rhubarb. It was too sweet when I added strawberries and runny. I recommend using only rhubarb and not adding strawberries. With rhubarb, it was GREAT!!!  -  21 Jul 2008


    This was very yummy, I used rhubarb and a couple of apples. served with ice cream and custard... delicious! next time I would love to make my own pastry.  -  25 May 2009