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 this French rhubarb pie recipe is certainly one of my favorites.
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! 😀
What is French Rhubarb Pie?
Typically, this version of rhubarb pie is made with a type of rhubarb custard filling, topped with a crumble. The crumble can be made with flour, butter, and sugar, or in this case, some oatmeal is added for extra texture. The custard is prepared by combining chopped rhubarb, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
It is a simple pie, very quick to put together – especially if you use a store-boughten crust. While baking, the crumble becomes somewhat crispy, and the rhubarb softens, for a delicious blending of creamy and crunchy.
How to make French rhubarb pie
Mix the chopped rhubarb with the egg, sugar, vanilla and flour. Mix well and place in prepared pie crust.
Using a pastry blender, mix the butter, oats, flour, and brown sugar together. Sprinkle it on top of the rhubarb mixture.
Bake at 350* for 50-60 minutes.
More ideas for rhubarb
If you have lots of rhubarb, you can use it to make jam, cakes, or rhubarb sauce to eat over pancakes or ice cream.
If you don’t have quite enough rhubarb to make a pie, you can add raspberries, cherries, or strawberries for a delicious twist. Blueberries or apples are also an option.
I enjoy putting a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of my rhubarb pie, or a generous dollop of whipped cream! Yum.
French Rhubarb Pie Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 TBLS flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups rhubarb chopped
- 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 pie crust
- Beat together the first 4 ingredients.
- Stir in rhubarb.
- Pour into unbaked pie crust.
- Mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter, sprinkle on top of the rhubarb mixture.
- Bake for 1 hour at 350*.
- Cool and serve.
Do you enjoy rhubarb?
Do you have any tips to help me grow my plants? 🙂 I would much appreciate it.