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LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

Posted by Dances_in_Garden (My Page) on
Tue, May 10, 05 at 14:10

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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RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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 ;)?

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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.

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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.)

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

Thank you very much Ginger!

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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!

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

Thanks Linda! It's good to get another recommendation for it!

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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. :)

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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

RE: LOOKING for: Rhubarb cream pie

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.)

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