My DH is the Rhubarb Pie lover. I do not like it. Every Rhubarb Pie I have tasted has been very bitter. I do not eat pie so my pie tasting is limited to a bite or two. I think the vanilla gives it the yummy flavor. DH really like it. I did not do the "crumb" part because DH does not like pie that way. I used another pie shell for the top. I did the temperature as directed but I had to cook the pie longer. I would think it was b/c of the pie shell added to the top.
What an excellant recipe Char. We loved it. I made the pie into 10 tartletts. What an awesome treat. The flavor was out of this world. Sweet, tart and tangy. Thank you for sharing your versatile recipe. Made for Favorites of 2009!
Absolutely fantastic! I love the crunchy topping. This has a perfect balance of sweet and tart filling and I used a buttery crust that crisped up just beautifully. Luscious. Five-plus stars.
Made for the Aug Aussie/NZ Swap as my yrly rhubarb supply from the garden of a friend & her neighbor just arrived. I made my own crust using the crust part of Rustic Salmon Pie by Derf (never fails me) & otherwise made as written. I served this w/frozen vanilla yogurt to guests last nite & it got 5 stars all-around. DH also commented it was my best rhubarb effort in the 5+ yrs I have been here in Iceland. Thx for sharing this recipe that is now the std by which all others will be judged. :-)