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Rhubarb or Gooseberry Pie

Tom Armitage | Dec 15, 2011 09:46 AM

I’m in search of a good, tart rhubarb or gooseberry pie, with emphasis on the word “tart.” My problem with most pies is that they are cloyingly sweet, but this problem is magnified when the fruit or vegetable in the pie is inherently tart. Most often, the objective seems to be to hide this tartness by overpowering it with sugar. Some sweetness is necessary and desirable, of course, and I understand that it’s a matter of balance, but I personally want the natural tartness to be there, not hidden. So, does anyone know a bakery that makes a 100% rhubarb (not strawberry-rhubarb) or a gooseberry pie that will make me happy? (Yes, I know, if I'm so fussy I could make my own pies, but that's not my question.)

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