In Grandmother's day, rhubarb was considered a "spring tonic". Although it's technically a vegetable, it is usually served as a fruit. At our house, we used the first rhubarb of the season to make this pie, and later in summer, we'd make a delicious drink with it, cooked, blended and mixed with strawberry punch.
"My husband and I are both diabetic. We really appreciate desserts such as this creamy custard pie," says Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama. Coconut extract in the filling and a toasted coconut topping flavor the tasty low-sugar creation.
These pies were a spring special at a restaurant where I used to work. Whoever was the cook that day had to bake them first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon, as soon as strawberries were ready. —Caroline Park, Pritchard, British Columbia
Just a single bite of this traditional treat takes me back to the days when Mom would fix this pie for Dad, Grandfather and me. Mom also regularly prepared pies for large gatherings. This dessert was often requested.
-Barbara Hyatt, Folsom, California
This recipe came from the best cook in West Virginiamy mother! I just added a little to her ingredients.
I'm a widow, and my grown children live in another state. So mostly I make my custard pie for church and club functions. It's the most different pie of all the ones in my collection.
Here’s a traditional custard pie that’s been in our family for over 100 years. A fun layer of caramel jazzes up the creamy old-fashioned flavor. Great with whipped topping! —Roger Clapper, Delavan, Wisconsin