Bluebarb Pie

If you are looking for the perfect summer pie, I have you covered, this bluebarb pie is a must.  The Fourth of July is the quintessential Yankee holiday and a large part of this patriotic celebration is food.  From burgers to pie, we celebrate by eating various national classics.bluebarb pie dough

Pi Day, which is a new(ish) annual celebration of the famous mathematical constant, began being celebrated unofficially in 1988.  Larry Shaw a physicist at the San Francisco Exploratorium, came up with the idea and corralled staff there to publicly march around one of its circular spaces followed by a pie-eating celebration after.  The House of Representatives officially designated March 14th as National Pi Day.  Everyone I know now makes and eats pie on Pi Day, but Pie Day has passed, it is now July, and we need more pie.

bluebarb pie filling

I am not a huge pie person, mainly because so many pies are too syrupy and sweet.  My kids, however, wanted a patriotic pie recipe in honor of the July 4th holiday, and I wanted something good.  So this one is red, white(ish), and blue for my kids, and it’s tasty and not crazy sweet, for me.  Rhubarb is delicious and a great way to make a dessert a bit more tart than sweet.  Mixed with blueberries (a great antioxidant fruit), and you have what my husband named bluebarb pie.

bluebarb pie

I prefer to make my pie crust and encourage you to do so as well.  I use a simple recipe and you can whip it up in a Cuisinart in no time.  Make it ahead, freeze it, and just make sure to give it some rest time before baking it.

If you ask me, the best way to serve this or any homemade pie is with a good quality vanilla ice cream, but my boys insist on fresh whipped cream.  Happy July 4th everyone.

bluebarb pie

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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