This is a recipe I have developed on the basis of one I found long ago in a newspaper. It had powdered almonds and sour apples with the sugar sprinkled on top. However, I wouldn't be surprised if someone had invented independently something similar.


  • appr. 5 rhubarb stalks
  • 120 g butter
  • 1½ dl sugar
  • 1½ dl wheat flour
  • 1 dl crushed almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • sugar
  • cinnamom

Slice the rhubarb stalks (peeled when necessary). Add generously sugar and cinnamom to the slices. Knead the butter and sugar to 'foam'. Mix the flour, crushed almonds and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar foam. Spread the dough in a greased flat dish. Pour the rhubarb slices in the dish. Bake in an oven at 200° C for 20-30 minutes.

This is quite tasty, but there are two risks to beware: a soggy bottom, and a hard crust. So, if the sugared rhubarb slices have produced much liquid, pour most of it away, and watch the pie carefully when it has been in the oven for 20 minutes. And by the way, the measurements are approximate.

Other ideas: Ginger is also good, either with cinnamom or on its own. Lately I've been wondering about using cane sugar instead the usual refined sugar; it might replace even the spices, but on the other hand, is it too musty?