Big Grandma's Rhubarb Cream Pie

"Rhubarb/custard pie...tart/sweet...what more signifies summer and the simplicity of mother nature's bounty??? This is really a great pie!!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Mix the eggs and cream.
  • Add sugar, salt and flour.
  • Add diced rhubarb in unbaked pie crust.
  • Pour egg mixture over rhubarb.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue baking additional 45 minutes.
  • Whip egg whites until peaks form.
  • Add sugar.
  • Add meringue mixture sealing pie and bake additional 5-10 minutes- until lightly browned.
  • Cool and enjoy.

Questions & Replies

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  1. pilaruqui
    Do I have to pre-bake the pie crust?


  1. DeborahSu
    The overall flavor is good, but I added an extra 1/2 cup rhubarb and it was still a bit sweeter than I'd like.
  2. cjpeppler
    This is one of the best rhubarb pies I have made. I did not make the meringue, not a fan. I just added the whole eggs to the recipe, and a little less cream, but I used heavy cream. Believe it or not, it was hard finding a rhubarb custard pie recipe that actually had cream and eggs, go figure. Not sure what the diff is between cream and custard when it comes to pie, but in my humble opinion, this is one of the best I have tried. Thanks for sharing.
  3. roodoggie
    I was looking for a rhubarb pie recipe like my grandmother used to make. I came across this one and it was exactly what I was looking for. If you are on the fence about rhubarb this will win you over!
  4. NoraMarie
    Delicious creamy pie.


  1. DeborahSu
    I added an extra 1/2 cup of rhubarb to the filling, and a pinch of cream of tartar to the meringue


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