Simply Fantastic Rhubarb Custard Pie

"There are several rhubarb custard pies on Zaar but I didn't find any quite like this one. It came from a friend at work and was tried and approved by another co-worker before I finally tried it last night. I think the topping really finishes it off. NOTE: I substituted Splenda for the sugar in the filling and it absolutely could not be detected. (I would have done the same with the topping but DH made the topping for me while I was making the filling.)"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 pie




  • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
  • Stir together the dry ingredients for the filling. Stir in the beaten eggs, then add the chopped rhubarb and mix all together.
  • Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Topping: Mix together the sugar and flour in a small bowl. Using a fork, cut in the butter until the mixture becomes "crumbly".
  • Sprinkle topping mixture over the rhubarb filling.
  • Bake for one hour at 350 degrees F.

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  1. Had to bake it longer than indicated & be sure to place a sheet of parchment paper underneath as all that butter seemed to drip over the sides and would've smoked up had I not lined the baking sheet with parchment. I thought it tasted so much better cold (personal preference). Thanks for sharing, this is a really nice recipe and used up the last of my summer rhubarb.
  2. Delicious! This is the first time I made rhubarb pie, and we all loved it! I used a 9.5" pyrex pie plate, and the filling fit perfectly. I subbed 1/4 cup brown sugar in the crumb topping, and added about 1 tsp cinnamon to the filling, a scant 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the topping, and 1.5 tsp vanilla to the filling. So yummy; thanks!<br/><br/>Update: This pie also make terrific blueberry pie! I use about 5+ cups (I also increase the rhubarb when making rhubarb pie). My husband prefers double crust blueberry pie, and the filling and bake time still work perfectly!
  3. Wonderful! I love rhubarb pie and this one was very easy to make. I made it for a church fundraiser and there wasn't a bit of it left. I made just as written, using just over 1 lb. of rhubarb. I think I might cut down the sugar in the topping by just a tiny little bit as I like my rhubarb pie a little tarter but other than that it was perfect! Thanks so much for the recipe!
  4. Great pie, not too sweet with a tart rhubarb flavour. I preheated oven to 375 and baked pie at this temp for 10 minutes than lowered to 350 and baked for 1 hour. Topping was crunchy and delicious.
  5. Fabulous! I find that making the crumble with melted butter makes it less likely to turn soggy. Also added some sour cream to filling and used some strawberries with the rhubarb. My new go to recipe for rhubarb pie. Nora


  1. I always add a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and have sometimes replaced half the rhubarb with chopped apples
  2. Used melted butter in topping and used Sally's baking addiction recipe. Stays crisper. Also used some sour cream in filling.
  3. I decreased the sugar to 1 cup instead of 1 1/4, I added a bit of lemon zest. I substituted 1/4 c. oats and 1/4 c. flour for the topping (instead of 1/2 c. flour), and I used part maple syrup (reduced the amount) in the topping also.


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