The other day I was in a pie-baking mood. I have lots of rhubarb in the garden and I should at least use some of it. I previously used a bunch as my husband loved all things rhubarb…since he has passed and I’m diabetic, my rhubarb baking isn’t what it used to be.
Previously I have 10 overgrown rhubarb plants. Last year I gave all except one away. Whew. That was much less to deal with. I was so happy with the choice.
Last week I was out in the garden and decided I really needed to use some of that rhubarb. So I pulled some and headed to the house with the plans to make two strawberry rhubarb pies. I would keep one at my house as my daughter Kelli was coming the next day and I’d give one to my son-in-law Craig and he likes pie.
I got in and started processing the rhubarb. I chopped it up and ended up with a lot more rhubarb than I needed for the pies. Hmm. What’s a girl to do? I could have frozen it but I thought I still had some leftover from last year in the freezer and I’m trying to cut down on what’s in the freezer.
I ended up searching for a new rhubarb recipe. I could always send some home with Kelli too….so I came up with this recipe, Rhubarb Custard Pie. HERE is a link to the recipe.
The recipe uses three cups of rhubarb. I had 3 1/2 so I threw it all in.
It was super easy to make and if you use a purchased pie crust, all the easier. I make my crust homemade but it’s totally not necessary.
Here is how easy the pie is to make…put the rhubarb into the pie crust.
Mix up some ingredients in the mixer…It’s a egg, whipping cream, sugar, flour, salt combo.
Pour it over the top of the rhubarb and pop it in the oven. It’s a pie that goes in at 400 degrees for the first 10 minutes and then moves to a lower temp.
Here is how it looked when it came out of the oven…
Seriously, I don’t think there is an easier pie to make. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to make pie, give this one a try. It’s really a no fail pie…the true test is always the taste though…
So…how did it taste? Oh my word. Top Ten. OUT OF THIS WORLD. I absolutely will be making this again and again.
Next time I think I will need to bake it just a little bit longer so the custard sets up a little more…or I need to not eat it right away so the custard has time to set. Oh my word…definitely a wonderful pie. Kalissa and Craig both had a slice and they totally agree.
That’s the story of how three pies ended up getting made at my house. Thankfully Craig stopped by and took one home!!
In the world of problems, having three pies is a good problem…right??
Oh my. Do try this pie!!