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National Rhubarb Pie Day

January 23

When is National Rhubarb Pie Day?

National Rhubarb Pie Day happens on Tuesday January 23, 2024.

National Rhubarb Pie Day: A Pie for Every Palate on January 23rd

It’s time to preheat your ovens and roll out the pastry because National Rhubarb Pie Day is upon us! Each year on January 23rd, this culinary celebration brings a burst of tangy delight to the winter season. Rhubarb, with its vibrant red stalks, is typically known for its sour punch, but when sweetened and baked into a pie, it becomes a heartwarming treat that’s hard to beat.

The Versatile Veggie

Rhubarb is a vegetable, though its use in sweet pies has won it honorary fruit status in the hearts of dessert lovers. Its tartness makes it incredibly versatile, pairing beautifully with a variety of flavors, leading to an array of rhubarb pie types that are as delicious as they are diverse.

The Rhubarb Pie Rainbow

  • Rhubarb Crumb Pie: A favorite for those who love texture, this pie tops the tangy filling with a sweet, buttery crumble that adds a satisfying crunch to every bite.
  • Rhubarb Custard Pie: For a silkier, denser treat, the rhubarb custard pie combines the sharpness of rhubarb with the sweet creaminess of custard, all encased in a flaky crust.
  • Cherry Rhubarb Pie: Cherries bring a deep sweetness and a touch of color to the mix, creating a pie that’s as pretty as it is tasty.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: Perhaps the most classic combo, strawberries and rhubarb are the best of friends in this perennial favorite, offering a perfect balance of sweet and tart.
  • Triple Berry Rhubarb Pie: Why stop at one berry? Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries join forces with rhubarb for a pie that’s bursting with the flavors of summer.

Celebrating With Rhubarb

National Rhubarb Pie Day isn’t just an excuse to indulge in this unique treat; it’s a day to celebrate the bounty of winter and the creativity of bakers everywhere. Here are some ways to get your rhubarb on:

  1. Bake-a-thon: Gather your friends or family and have a bake-off, seeing who can create the most delectable rhubarb pie variant.
  2. Local Bakery Hop: Support your local bakeries by sampling their rhubarb pie offerings. It’s a great way to discover new favorites and enjoy professionally crafted pies.
  3. Pie Swap: If you’re still holding onto the holiday spirit, organize a pie swap. Everyone bakes a different type of rhubarb pie, and you all exchange slices to taste the full spectrum.

Rhubarb Pie: A Sweet Slice of Life

Whether you’re a rhubarb rookie or a pie connoisseur, there’s a version of rhubarb pie out there for you. This National Rhubarb Pie Day, let the rich flavors and the fun of baking warm your home and heart.

National Rhubarb Pie Day is more than just a nod to a beloved dessert; it’s a celebration of flavor, tradition, and the simple pleasure that comes from a slice of well-made pie. So on January 23rd, embrace the tang, savor the sweetness, and share the love that only a rhubarb pie can bring.

When does National Rhubarb Pie Day happen next year?

National Rhubarb Pie Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Thursday January 23, 2025
  • Friday January 23, 2026
  • Saturday January 23, 2027
  • Sunday January 23, 2028
  • Tuesday January 23, 2029


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