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Jul 30, 2014

Grandma's Rhubarb Custard Pie - #EveryBiteTakesYouHome @the100ftJourney

Every bite takes you home is the theme of the upcoming move "The Hundred Foot Journey".  So, in anticipation of the movie opening, I am sharing one of my recipes that bring me "home".  Straight from my Grandmother's recipe card, Rhubarb Custard Pie.  My grandmother would make pies from scratch for almost every family gathering.  YUM

Here is the recipe: 

1 pie shell


3 eggs
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons milk
4 Tablespoons flour
4 cups cut rhubarb


1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 stick oleo {1/4 cup butter}
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat eggs, milk, sugar, flour and vanilla in a large bowl.  Mix until well blended.  Mix in the rhubarb then pour into a pie shell. 

Mix all the ingredients for the topping until crumbly.  Do NOT warm the butter, keep it cold or you will not get crumbly, you will end out with cat food looking topping (which still tastes good).  

Sprinkle the topping onto the pie filling and place in the over for 45 minutes or until set.  

The results:  I made this pie with Apriva (fake sugar), and it turned out good.  It didn't really have a custard flavor that I was hoping for like the inside of a Long John donut.  The rhubarb was the prevalent flavor.  That being said, I am sure my dad will give it a thumbs up tonight at dinner:)

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  1. That sounds pretty good. I was able to see the movie at BlogHer and it was great!

    1. Very jealous:) I still haven't gotten a pre-screening invite:(

  2. This custard pie looks amazing! I love the step by step pictures and the handwritten recipe card! Definitely something to cherish!

  3. Oh my goodness that looks awesome! It's always a beautiful thing cherishing a grandmother's recipe. There's nothing else like it. =)

  4. I don't think I've ever had rhubarb before, I will have to test it out. I too have a recipe from my grandmother and spent time learning how to perfect it. I love having that piece of her to pass on.

  5. Growing up we grew Rhubarb in our backyard, my brother loved it but I never did. My husband has always mentioned wanting a strawberry rhubarb pie, bet he'd like this though.

  6. That looks delicious! Definitely something I'd love to try.

  7. That sounds absolutely wonderful!! I would love to make this sometime soon!!

  8. Sounds interesting. I don't think I've ever seen rhubarb before, and I definitely haven't eaten it before. I'd love to try it one day.

    Diane N.

  9. That sounds delicious! And I can't wait to see the movie!

  10. Anything that has grandma attached to it has to be good.. it sounds very good!

  11. Oh Yummy Yummy I Must Make Thank You!

  12. You know I have never had rhubarb before. Looks like a nice recipe.

  13. I love rhubarb custard pie. I have not made too much rhubarb items this year.

  14. I swear anything made by Grandma has to be amazing... ha! I love how this sounds and looks. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Yummy! This looks so good. I would love to try this!

  16. Would you believe that I've never had any type of rhubarb pie? It actually looks really good Thanks for sharing grandma's recipe!

  17. I just LOVE rhubarb so much, but don't get to have it very often because nobody else around here likes it. I need to make this for me though. What a treasure to have the handwritten recipe card!

  18. I love a good rhubarb pie. There is something special about recipes that have been handed down form generation t generation.

  19. I love the photo of the recipe. This pie looks very good. How can you go wrong with rhubard and custard. YUM.

  20. I have not had Ruhbarb in a long time. Looks tasty.

  21. Any recipe that starts off as like "nana's" or "grandma's" is almost always AMAZING! Having a classic recipe in your tool belt is awesome--thanks for sharing your Grandma's rhubarb custard pie with all of us! :D

  22. I love rhubarb! We've never put it with custard before. This pie sounds like one I should try!

  23. I have never had a rhubarb pie before-custard or otherwise. I do love rhubarb and strawberries which my mom still makes for me on occasiom. I bet I would love this pie!

  24. Oh my goodness.....this is perfection. I've been wanted to try a recipe like this with rhubarb for the longest time! :-)