Rhubarb Apple Pie ~ Recipe from Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly

Rhubarb Apple Pie

I love me some pie! In fact one of my favorite flavors is Strawberry Rhubarb. In Janet Chester Bly's newest book Wind in the Wires Pearl Cahill makes a delicous sounding Rhubarb Apple pie. I'm thinking I'm going to have to give it a try. If you'd like to give it a try too here's the recipe:

Pearl Cahill’s Rhubarb Apple Pie
Janet Chester Bly

Servings: 8 from 9” pie


4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
1 cup peeled and chopped sweet apples
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 2/3 cups sugar or packed brown sugar or 1/2 cup honey
3/4 tsp. orange zest
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 dash ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 pastry for double-crust 9” pie (from your own or your grandmother’s favorite recipe)


1.     Preheat oven 400° F.
2.     For the filling: in large saucepan combine rhubarb, apple, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter and nuts.
3.     Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
4.     Add butter. Cool.
5.     Prepare pastry shell for double crust pie. On lightly floured surface, roll 1/2 dough from center out to form 12” circle. Place in 9” pie dish. Trim to 1/2” beyond pie dish edge.
6.     Pile filling into shell.
7.     Roll remaining dough and form into 12” circle. Lay over filling. Press ends into crust edge. Fold bottom over. Crimp edges together.
8.     Egg wash on top: 1 egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush top of crust. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
9.     To prevent edges from burning, cover with 1” strips of foil.
10.   Place on baking sheet.
11.   Bake 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake additional 25 minutes until center is bubbly and crust golden.
12.   Cool on rack.

About The Book

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly
Wind in the Wires

A cowgirl's search for love and family. An old man's quest to seek justice. An eerie story of lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?

It's 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there's a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road's End.

But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness.

When elderly, quirky Road's End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba's world upside down. she is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders.

The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance?

Connect With The Author

Janet Chester Bly
Credit: Ridinger’s of Lewiston, ID

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