Rhubarb Orange Almond Pie & A Giveaway

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

So apparently this week is #NationalPieWeek (or #BritishPieWeek, I don’t know which is the official one); there are so many national food days/weeks that I rarely know that they are happening until it’s too late and I’m not particularly interested in them anyway (except pancake day – that’s different), but it had been a very long time since I last made a pie so I took it as an excuse to bake one.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

There isn’t much fruit for pies in season at the moment, but fortunately rhubarb is in season and it is perfect for pie making. It works really well with orange and almond, both of which I used in the pie. It consists of a crisp orange pastry base topped with almond frangipane with a hint of orange, and tangy rhubarb compote. I finished the pie off with a pretty lattice crust which is easier to make than you might think.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

It makes for a pretty impressive looking pie if I do say so myself, and it is absolutely delicious, especially when served warm with ice cream. You can also customise it to suit yourself – change the lattice pattern (there are loads of ideas on Pinterest), swap some (or all) of the rhubarb for raspberries or strawberries or use lemon instead of orange.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

I used my Deiss pro citrus zester and cheese grater to make short work of zesting all of the oranges, which is usually a slow and tedious task. It is a super sharp (and I mean really, really sharp!), fine-gauge grater that makes it easy to just zest the top layer of citrus peel (which is where all the flavour is), and leave behind the bitter white pith. It is also so much faster than using a regular box grater and it took me only about a minute to zest four oranges. The handle is really comfortable to hold and it comes with a protective cover to stop the teeth from getting damaged or you from scratching yourself when you put your hand in the drawer. It is available to UK customers here, and US ones here; also check out Deiss’s Facebook and Instagram pages to see some of their other innovative products. If you would like a chance to win a grater then Deiss are giving away three of them, just enter using the widget at the bottom of this post.

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Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.
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Rhubarb Orange Almond Pie

Ingredients

Rhubarb compote:

  • 700 g (1.5lb) rhubarb
  • 200 g (1 cup) sugar
  • zest and juice 1 large orange
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

Pastry:

  • 400 g (3 + 1/3 cups) plain flour
  • 35 g (1/4 cup) ground almonds
  • 75 g (3/4 cup) icing (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • finely grated zest of 2 large oranges
  • 250 g (1 cup + 1tbsp) cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 2 large egg yolks reserve the whites
  • juice of 1 orange

Frangipane:

  • 170 g (2/3 cup + 1tbsp) softened unsalted butter
  • 170 g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • finely grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 3 large eggs
  • 170 g (1 + 1/2 cups) ground almonds
  • 50 g (scant 1/2 cup) plain flour
  • couple drops almond extract
  • couple drops orange extract
  • The reserved egg whites and demarera sugar to finish

Instructions

Rhubarb compote:

  1. Slice the rhubarb into chunks about 5cm long. Place in a pan with the sugar, orange zest and half of the orange juice. Bring up to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes until the rhubarb is soft.

  2. Stir the rest of the orange juice into the cornflour to make a smooth paste and add to the pan. Simmer for a couple more minutes then remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.

Pastry:

  1. Mix together the flour, almonds, sugar, salt and orange zest in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  2. Stir in the egg yolks then gradually add enough orange juice so that the pastry comes together into a ball.

  3. Divide the pastry into two pieces, one a little bit larger than the other, and shape into discs. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for about an hour until firm.

Frangipane:

  1. Whisk together the butter, sugar and orange zest until smooth then whisk in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the ground almonds and flour then add a couple of drops each of almond and orange extract (to taste).

Assembly:

  1. Roll out the larger piece of pastry thinly (about 2mm thick) on a lightly floured surface, into a large rectangle and use to line a 20x30cm tart or swiss roll tin. Press the pastry right into the corners and leave about a cm overhanging, adding any scraps to the other ball of pastry.

  2. Spread the frangipane evenly over the base of the pie and top with the rhubarb compote, making sure that they are both level.

  3. Roll out the remaining pastry thinly and cut into thick and thin strips, some the same length as the pie and some the same width. I used three 3cm wide and three 1cm wide strips to go length-ways and four of each to go crosswise. Re-roll any pastry scraps to cut more strips as needed.

  4. Lay the length-ways strips across the pie, alternating between thick and thin. From the centre of the pie, fold back every other wide pastry strip and neighbouring thin strip. Lay down one wide pastry strip and one thin strip in the opposite direction, then fold the pastry back over the top.

  5. Alternate the strips you’ve folded back and repeat the process of laying down the pastry strips in the opposite direction and folding back over to create the woven lattice pattern.
  6. Repeat this over the other half of the pie, going in the opposite direction.

  7. Use some of the reserved egg white to glue the lattice strips to the base of the pie then trim the edges with a sharp knife. Place the pie in the freezer for 20 minutes while you heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and place a baking tray into the oven to heat up.

  8. Brush the top of the pie with egg white and sprinkle with demarera sugar. Place the tin on the hot baking tray (helps prevent a soggy bottom) and bake for 60-80 minutes until golden brown and bubbling. You will probably need to cover the top of the pie with tin foil partway through baking to prevent the top from catching before it is cooked in the middle.

  9. Allow the pie to cool in the tin for half an hour before carefully turning it out and serving warm with ice cream or custard.

Rhubarb orange almond pie - crisp orange pastry filled with almond and orange frangipane and tart rhubarb compote, topped with a pretty lattice design.

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71 Comments on Rhubarb Orange Almond Pie & A Giveaway

  1. Phil
    March 9, 2017 at 12:53 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Apple Pie

    Reply
  2. Jacqui Bellefontaine
    March 9, 2017 at 1:15 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Your bakes always look so fabulous. I grow my own rhubarb so always looking for recipes to make with it. I’ll pin this for later.

    Reply
  3. pete c
    March 9, 2017 at 1:55 pm (3 weeks ago)

    my favourite is apple and bramble pie

    Reply
  4. Tracy Nixon
    March 9, 2017 at 2:39 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Turkey and red pepper pie! I make it and love it!

    Reply
  5. Chloe H
    March 9, 2017 at 4:26 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Definitely Key Lime Pie, I could eat it for days!

    Reply
  6. T. Brailey
    March 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Apple and blackberry – with clotted cream.

    Reply
  7. Iona Cornish
    March 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Old fashioned home made Steak and Kidney

    Reply
  8. Tracey Peach
    March 9, 2017 at 9:22 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Cherry Pie & Custard Love Love Love it 🙂 x

    Reply
  9. Leila Benhamida
    March 10, 2017 at 9:34 am (3 weeks ago)

    My most favourite pie is apple pie. Wonderful recipe.

    Reply
  10. Katie Skeoch
    March 10, 2017 at 9:38 am (3 weeks ago)

    An apple pie, don’t argue with a classic!

    Reply
  11. jade
    March 10, 2017 at 9:59 am (3 weeks ago)

    the pie looks yummy

    Reply
  12. Sheena Batey
    March 10, 2017 at 11:24 am (3 weeks ago)

    Why cherry pie of course with the juice oozing out of the lid.

    Reply
  13. Angela
    March 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm (3 weeks ago)

    This looks delicious Hannah, I love how it’s bursting with fruit! The giveaway looks great too!

    Reply
  14. kellie@foodtoglow
    March 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I saw your lovely pix on IG and knew this would be right up my street. Such a gorgeous pie with a stunning flavour combination. I do want one of those zesters. Form and function beautifully realised.

    Reply
  15. jo liddement
    March 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I love blackberry and apple pie with a dollup of ice cream.We pick the blackberries and apples from the fields near us which makes it even nicer.

    Reply
  16. mia vine
    March 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm (3 weeks ago)

    i love Cherry pie

    Reply
  17. Lorna Ledger
    March 10, 2017 at 8:20 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Rubarb! I love it’s sour taste! Thanks for the chance x

    Reply
  18. Choclette
    March 10, 2017 at 9:42 pm (3 weeks ago)

    That pie is so delectable I’ve gone weak at the kneads at the thought of it. And your photographs are just beautiful. Love the Deiss grater – it’s so sharp! Shared everywhere 🙂

    Reply
  19. Jade Pawley
    March 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I love a good banoffee pie!

    Reply
  20. Rhia Drew
    March 12, 2017 at 12:59 am (3 weeks ago)

    Mince beef and onion pie.

    Reply
  21. Jules Eley
    March 12, 2017 at 12:19 pm (3 weeks ago)

    apple pie is my favourite

    Reply
  22. charlotte
    March 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm (2 weeks ago)

    apple pie is my fave

    Reply
  23. Jayne Townson
    March 14, 2017 at 10:16 am (2 weeks ago)

    Mine is home made apple pie. Thanks for this lovely giveaway.

    Reply
  24. Sarah Ann
    March 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Key Lime Pie!

    Reply
  25. Solange
    March 18, 2017 at 4:13 am (2 weeks ago)

    Apple Pie

    Reply
  26. Peter Watson
    March 18, 2017 at 9:43 am (2 weeks ago)

    Before this recipe apple and rhubard pie was my favourite but after reading this,it is this one.

    Reply
  27. Kim Neville
    March 22, 2017 at 11:20 am (1 week ago)

    Chicken and mushroom pie

    Reply
  28. carole nott
    March 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm (1 week ago)

    apple pie with a hint of cloves

    Reply
  29. A S,Edinburgh
    March 23, 2017 at 12:22 am (1 week ago)

    Apple pie with brown sugar and cinnamon.

    Reply
  30. Victoria Prince
    March 23, 2017 at 8:08 pm (7 days ago)

    I love rhubarb pie 🙂 has to be my favourite

    Reply
  31. Zowie duffield
    March 26, 2017 at 6:37 pm (4 days ago)

    Rhubarb has to be my second favorite pie, it looks extra delicious. But my favourite has to be apple pie.

    Reply
  32. Bev Cannar
    March 28, 2017 at 8:14 am (2 days ago)

    Blackberry and apple with homemade custard

    Reply
  33. Lorraine Stone
    March 28, 2017 at 11:13 am (2 days ago)

    Chicken and mushroom (home made of course!)

    Reply
  34. JULIE WARD
    March 28, 2017 at 3:48 pm (2 days ago)

    Cheese and onion (made by my son)

    Reply
  35. Sheri Darby
    March 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm (2 days ago)

    Apple pie with lots of cinnamon

    Reply
  36. Patricia Avery
    March 29, 2017 at 8:27 am (1 day ago)

    Savoury:Chicken and asparagus, Sweet:Apple and blackberry 🙂

    Reply
  37. Hazely
    March 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm (17 hours ago)

    Rhubarb without a doubt!

    Reply

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