Skip to Content

Peach Rhubarb Pie

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

Share with your friends!

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer’s sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.

slice of peach and rhubarb pie with steusel topping

Tart rhubarb and sweet peaches combine to make the perfect pie filling. Nestled between a flaky crust and crumbly streusel, the fruit really shines in this pie. Serve a slice with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream for the perfect dessert experience. But don’t take my word for it, make one to see for yourself!

  The story of this pie actually begins a year ago.  We were getting ready for our big friends and family pie-off.  It wasn’t our first pie tasting, we had actually had a mini pecan pie off a couple of years prior, but it was definitely going to be our biggest. 

I was having the hardest time deciding what to make. (Spoiler alert: I always have the hardest time deciding what to make!)

       I was ticking through possibilities.  I was tempted to do something chocolate, but my brother-in-law can’t eat chocolate and I wanted to have a chance at every possible vote. 

I contemplated pecan pie, but my husband won’t eat nuts so I had the same issues with that. Taking into account everyone’s taste preferences can be exhausting!

chopped peaches and rhubarb getting made into filling for pie

       I had my pie choices narrowed down to a few when my husband threw out that I should make peach rhubarb.  He is a big fan of rhubarb and he thought peach rhubarb would be a combination that likely nobody had tasted before and would very likely be the only one like it in the competition.

        I was intrigued, but MiMi never baked with or bought rhubarb when I was growing up so it’s not an ingredient I am super familiar with.  My mother-in-law did share her rhubarb crunch recipe that she got from her mother-in-law.

   It was one of my husband’s favorite desserts growing up, so I was happy to get the recipe and make it for him a couple of times since. That recipe is super delicious, so it did open my mind to the idea of using the strange vegetable.

peach rhubarb pie ready to go in oven.

      I also experimented with making some rhubarb sauce after tasting some on animal crackers.  I mixed in apples, honey and strawberries for a naturally sweet strawberry rhubarb sauce that was perfect eaten with a spoon or on dipped animal crackers.

     So I did have a little rhubarb experience under my belt, but not enough to whip up a recipe on the fly and I didn’t have much time to experiment with extra pies.  (Plus I didn’t want to show my hand to the competitors which disqualified most of my usual suspects that help me eat all of these treats!)

      Of course by the time that all got done and I was ready to make another pie, rhubarb season and come and gone and I had not been smart enough to freeze any.  So here we find ourselves a year later and still no pie.  The rhubarb started poking through the ground and MiMi reminded me that I owed my husband a pie.

peach rhubarb pie with one slice missing

      I am not one to shirk away from sweet responsibilities, so I got the thinking cap on.  I wanted the filling to be simple.

   I wanted it to be sweet, but not sickeningly so. I wanted the peach and tart rhubarb flavors to shine through and the filling to be thick enough to hold the shape of a slice.  Just a few requirements!

      Rather than giving it a top crust, I thought a streusel would be nice.  A simple butter, flour and sugar topping is good and a bit of cinnamon is even better.  The results were golden deliciousness!

     Don’t mind the fine china.  It was a busy weekend when I made it, so I didn’t have time to make a crust from scratch.

      Besides, I was taking it to dinner with us and I intended to leave the rest behind.  However, my husband quickly claimed some leftovers so it ended up coming home with us.  Don’t worry, I left some slices behind so all was not lost.

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer’s sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.

    They say good things are worth the wait and it seems to be the case with this pie!  My husband confessed that he had basically forgotten the request, but he was quite happy that MiMi had not. I guess peach rhubarb pie is now in our rotation!

     What are your favorite rhubarb recipes?

Yield: 12 Servings

Peach Rhubarb Pie

peach rhubarb pie with golden crumb topping, one slice missing

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer's sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

Peach Rhubarb Pie

  • 1 pie crust
  • 3 cups rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 cups peaches, fresh or defrosted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Prepare pie crust and chill until ready to use.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  3. In a large bowl, toss chopped peaches and rhubarb with sugar, flour and salt.
  4. Spread evenly in prepared pie crust. Place pie crust over a baking sheet to catch any bubble overs and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together streusel ingredients until crumbly.
  6. After 30 minutes of baking, remove pie from oven and sprinkle with streusel topping. Return to the oven and lower temperature to 375° F.
  7. Bake for an additional 20 minutes, covering crust with a pie shield if it starts getting too dark.
  8. The filling should be really bubbly and thickened when it's done. If it isn't return to the oven for 5 more minutes until it is, otherwise you'll have a soupy pie.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

Did you make this recipe?

I'd love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram or Pinterest and tag me @carleecooks to let me know how it went!

More Great Pie Recipes

If you love a good slice of pie, these recipes are sure to catch your eye!

Peach rhubarb pie combines the tart taste of spring with summer's sweet fruit. Peach and rhubarb come together under a golden streusel in this perfect fruity pie.

Share with your friends!

plate of ranch cream cheese spirals ready to eat
← Previous
Cheesy Beef Pinwheel Appetizers
Next →
Great Brunch Ideas for a Crowd

Jodie

Monday 24th of August 2020

Just tried this tonight with gluten free frozen pie crust and gluten free all purpose flour. It was really good! The pie crusts were small so your ingredients actually ended up making 2 pies, we weren't complaining! I will definitely make again, next time I may swap out ginger for the cinnamon as peach and ginger taste so good together.

Carlee

Saturday 29th of August 2020

YAY! I am so glad you liked it (and the more pie the better!)

sandhiller

Thursday 30th of July 2020

All I have is frozen rhubarb. Would this work?

Carlee

Saturday 1st of August 2020

It definitely should!

Rachel

Saturday 20th of June 2020

I never comment on food I make unless it turns out amazing. This pie, is amazing! My husband's grandmother said it was fantastic (and she makes great pies). I did add a cup of strawberries in it for fun and doubled the topping. This is a pie I will make for years to come! Thanks!

Carlee

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

YAYAYAYAYAY! I am so glad you liked it!

Jolene

Sunday 10th of June 2018

This is just so pretty! That color, and the streusel looks just perfect!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of June 2018

Thank you so much!

Ellen

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Peach and rhubarb sound like a delicious combination. I think a streusel was a good choice.

Carlee

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Thank you! We thought it all worked so well together!