Delicious sweet and tart combination of apples and rhubarb with a wonderful spicy crumb topping flavored with Chinese five-spice.

Beth Zelle


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Crumb Topping:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place rack in lowest position in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 9-inch pie plate with pie crust.

  • Combine apples and rhubarb in a large bowl. Toss with sugar, 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon flour, and Chinese five-spice. Pour filling over the crust.

  • Combine unsifted flour, sugar, oats, salt, and five-spice together in a large bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Scatter crumb topping over the pie.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Cook's Note:

Both Fuji and Gala apples would work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

456 calories; 19.8 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 274 mg sodium. 68 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition