LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

dances_in_gardenMay 10, 2005

Not Rhubarb CUSTARD pie. Think more like a pudding than a solid custard. My fathers favourite recipe used to be in the Betty Crocker cookbook binder (the one with the plaid, now the Good Housekeeping one looks the same but doesn't have that recipe).

I made a custard pie this weekend and he liked it - but it wasn't "The Pie". I thought it was gross! I don't like the texture of stiff custards with fruit in them - yuck.

Anybody have a rhubarb cream pie recipe to share?

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I have that Betty Crocker cookbook & there isn't a Rhubarb Cream pie in it. There's a Rhubarb Custard, though.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2005 at 6:04AM
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Would you mind posting it for me? I am sure that is the right one. It must be a custard, but maybe not as firm or eggy as the others I have tried.

Please pretty please with rhubarb on top ;)?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 9:34AM
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Happy to. This is a complete reprint cookbook of the 1950 Betty Crocker.
Fill pastry-lined pie pan with rhubarb custard filling. Use:

Beat slightly. . .
3 eggs
Mix together & stir in. . .
2 cups sugar
4 TBL flour
3/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix in. . .
4 cups cut-up pink rhubarb

Dot filling in pan with. . .
` TBL butter

Cover with lattice top. Bake until nicely browned. Serve slightly warm. (Preheated 400 oven for 50-60 minutes.)

Seems pretty eggy to me unless the rhubarb gives up a lot of juice during baking. Let me check another old cookbook I have & see if there's a cream recipe.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 4:47PM
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This one's from my Mom's cookbook from 1944 but it has gelatin in it.
2 TBL unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 1/2 cups stewed rhubarb
1 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 Cereal Flake Pie Shell (?)

Soften gelatin in water. Heat rhubarb & sugar to boiling; add gelatin & stir until dissolved. Cool; when mixture begins to thicken fold in whipped cream. Pour into pie shell & chill. Makes 1 9" pie.

(The cover's gone from this book but it's a green cookbook & was really common back in the 40's & 50's, so he might remember his mother using it.)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 4:55PM
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Thank you very much Ginger!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2005 at 11:10PM
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The 1950 Betty Crocker Rhubarb Custard Pie recipe that Ginger posted is my family's favorite pie recipe. My mother made one every spring, using tender hot house rhubarb and I have carried the tradition on in my family. We all love it!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2005 at 10:15PM
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Thanks Linda! It's good to get another recommendation for it!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2005 at 10:22AM
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Just now seen this post. I have a recipe for a custard rhubarb pie that is good. You bake the crust first, then make a custard filling. The rhubarb is cooked, sweetened, and thickened and you pour that on top of the custard filling and put meringue over that and brown. I think it's good. If your interested, I will post it. :)

    Bookmark   October 7, 2005 at 10:13PM
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CA Kate

This is an old recipe from my days in Wiscinsin... it's not a custard -- no eggs.

Country Rhubarb Pie

1 1/2 cups sugar
2Tb flour
1 c whipping cream
3 c rhubarb

Mix sugar & flour, add cream, mix. Place rhubarb in perared pie shell.
Pour liquid mixture over rhubarb.

Bake @425 for 5 minutes
Reduce to 325 for 55 minutes

    Bookmark   November 10, 2005 at 1:10PM
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My Mother modified the Betty Crocker Rhubarb Custard Pie into what became our family's favorite. She simplified it - calling it her 1-2-3 Rhubarb Custard Pie. It's a deep dish covered fruit pie.

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups diced rhubarb

Put the rhubarb into the pie shell and cover it with the sugar. Beat the eggs thoroughly to make them a bit light, and pour over the rhubarb and sugar. Cover with rolled-out piece of pie dough, or make a lattice covering. Bake as you would a fruit pie, 400 deg. for about an hour. (Don't beat the sugar into the eggs or the consistency won't be anything like custard.)

    Bookmark   December 11, 2005 at 6:59PM
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