Apple, Rhubarb, and Raspberry Pie with Almond Star Crust

Apple Rhubarb and Raspberry Pie with Almond Star Crust
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon

  • 2 ½ cup thinly sliced, peeled apples

  • 2 ½ cup frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb

  • 1 cup frozen red raspberries

  • 1 Recipe Almond Star Crust

  • Water or milk

  • Coarse sugar (optional)

Almond Star Crust

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup ground toasted almonds

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)

  • ½ cup ice water


  1. In a large bowl stir together granulated sugar, cornstarch, flour, and apple pie spice. Add apples, frozen rhubarb, and frozen raspberries; toss gently to coat. Let stand about 45 minutes or until frozen fruit is partially thawed but still icy.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Prepare Almond Star Crust. On a lightly floured surface roll one pastry ball into a 12-inch circle. Ease pastry circle into a 9-inch pie plate without stretching it. Stir fruit mixture; transfer to pastry-lined pie plate. Trim pastry even with pie plate rim.

  3. Roll remaining pastry ball into a 12-inch circle. Using a 1/2- to 1-inch star-shape cutter, cut out pastry to make 28 to 30 tiny stars; set aside. Using 2- and 3-inch star-shape cutters, cut remaining pastry into stars. Reroll scraps to cut additional stars.

  4. Lightly brush edge of pastry in pie plate with water. Place tiny stars in a single layer on edge of pie. Place remaining stars on top of pie (some filling will show through). If desired, lightly brush cutouts with water and sprinkle with coarse sugar.

  5. Cover edge of pie loosely with foil. Place pie on middle oven rack. Line a baking sheet with foil; place on bottom rack to catch any drips. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil from pie. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes more or until pastry is golden and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack.

Almond Star Crust

  1. In a large bowl stir together flour, ground almonds, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. If desired, sprinkle with almond extract; toss gently with a fork. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather flour mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Divide pastry in half; form halves into balls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

476 Calories
20g Fat
71g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 476
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 7.7mg 38%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 164mg 3%
Folate, total 76.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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