My husband’s grandmother was a great cook and didn’t always share her secrets, so we are fortunate to have her recipe for rhubarb cream pie. I added one of my favorite crusts and a never-fail meringue. —Elaine Sampson, Colesburg, Iowa
"Slab pie" is a pastry baked in a jelly-roll pan and cut in slabs like a bar cookie—or a pie bar, if you will. My grandfather was a professional baker and served pieces of slab pie to his customers back in the day. Here is my spin, featuring rhubarb and gorgeous red raspberries. —Jeanne Ambrose, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nothing hides the tangy rhubarb in this lovely pie, which has just the right balance of sweet and tart. Serving this dessert is a nice way to celebrate the end of winter! — Ellen Benninger, Greenville, Pennsylvania
Field editor Doreen Martin from Kitimat, British Columbia shares her creamy rhubarb pie with a twist. "A hint of orange flavor and a nice blend of spices complement the tangy rhubarb," she writes. "I like to serve the pie while it's still warm."
"I love mixing rhubarb with different fruits, combining its tart goodness with something sweet," says Pam Cheney, who farms 40 acres of rhubarb in Onalaska, Washington. Her pie starts with a prepared crust, is filled with rhubarb and raspberries, and its topped with streusel.
My niece tasted this pie at a family dinner and urged me to enter it in our hometown pie contest. She said it win the Grand Prize, and she was right! I cook at our local nursing home and everyone enjoys this recipe. —Janice Schmidt, Baxter, Iowa