French Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb… mmm! Anyone else as crazy about rhubarb as I am?! I love the tangy taste, the unique flavor it brings to any recipe. Rhubarb is one of my favorite jams, and certainly one of my favorite pies!

I am thankful that there are a few plants growing here on the ranch, although – granted, they have been neglected for years and therefore don’t produce much. But with time and care, I am hoping to eventually get some growth going. This year there was enough for this one pie. I treasured every bite! 😀

Here’s how I made it:

Mix the chopped rhubarb with the egg, sugar, vanilla and flour. Mix well and place in prepared pie crust.rhubarb pie

Using a pastry blender, mix the butter, oats, flour, and brown sugar together. Sprinkle it on top of the rhubarb mixture.
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Bake at 350* for one hour.

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French Rhubarb Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TBLS flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb, chopped
  • ¾ cups flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 prepared pie crust
  1. Beat together the first 4 ingredients.
  2. Stir in rhubarb.
  3. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
  4. Mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter, sprinkle on top of teh rhubarb mixture.
  5. Bake for 1 hour at 350*.
  6. Cool and serve.


Do you enjoy rhubarb?

Do you have any tips to help me grow my plants? :) I would much appreciate it.

4 thoughts on “French Rhubarb Pie

  1. Dianna

    Thanks for the great recipe. I, too, am starting to pamper a patch of rhubarb that’s been a bit neglected for a few years. The big hint is food and water. I’ve been piling the straw and chicken manure from the coop into a mulch around and between the plants to help loosen the soil, retain moisture and feed the plants. Also making it a point to water well and doing some direct composting by burying kitchen scraps under the straw.

    I’m told the homesteader who started the patch more than a hundred years ago would put a load of manure on it every year to top dress it. I’m hoping that dedicating the coop cleanings will do the job, and deep watering with soaker hoses will help hydrate them.

    1. Kay Schrock Post author

      Thanks for the tips, Dianna! I did put a bunch of composted cow manure on, but I am getting lax with the watering! I need to do better with that. Encouragingly – they have really done better this year, though, so maybe by next year I will be able to harvest more! :)

      1. Diana McAnally

        Your French pie recipe is a lot like my favorite recipe for rhubarb crisp. I’m a bit lazy about making pie crust and it’s just the same filling and topping ingredients and prep, baked crustless in a buttered glass baking pan. :-)


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