Irene's Rhubarb Custard Pie

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

This was my Grandmother's recipe, we all love it. Creamy and delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place rhubarb in a bowl and cover with boiling water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, with a mixer, mix sugar, egg, butter and flour until smooth.
  3. Strain rhubarb well.
  4. With wooden spoon, add rhubarb to batter and mix.
  5. Pour into uncooked pie shell.
  6. Mix topping ingredients with a fork, and sprinkle over uncooked pie.
  7. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until set.
  8. Top with whipped cream if desired.
Most Helpful

Yum, yum, yummy! I had some rhubarb that I needed to use and this was the perfect thing! I made enough that I'm going to share it with friends tomorrow. Made for ZWT6 LOONEY SPOON PHOODIES!

Enjolinfam June 03, 2010

Splendid! I really like the steps to this rhubarb pie, large cuts of rhubarb and then dump the boiling water to soften them up a bit. I reduced the sugar to about 3/4c and probably used more rhubarb to fill up my deep dish crust. Once cooled, I put in the fridge and served cold, which was very refreshing on a day yesterday. Might do a few oats next time around in the topping and a little cinnamon too. Made for ZWT6.

Brooke the Cook in WI May 24, 2010

Leslie- thank you for sharing Grandma Irene's recipe with us. This was just what I was looking for to use up the last bag of rhubarb in the freezer. Using boiling water in step 1 is a great idea because you can use fresh or frozen rhubarb with the same wonderful results. After straining the rhubarb I also patted it dry with paper towels. I too used Dutch "Koeken" Pie Crust which paired nicely with this pie. Made for ZWT 6 German/ Benelux Region.

Brenda. May 23, 2010