Grandma’s Rhubarb Pie

Do you have fond memories of food?  Do they include memories with your grandparents? 

I love food memories!  When I was maybe eight or nine, I remember picking fresh rhubarb at my  Grandma’s house.  Dad and I would get the fresh rhubarb, and come home and make rhubarb sauce together.  Rhubarb sauce is like applesauce, but better!

My other Grandma, who I call Grammy,  loves rhubarb as much as I do, so we have fun rhubarb conversations.  Grandma is pretty special!  I have shared her ROCKIN’ snickerdoodle cookies, and her pretty amazing Cranberry Sauce!  Today I am FINALLY sharing her special rhubarb pie.  I have been meaning to make this recipe for over two years.  She talks about this recipe, and how much she loves making it.

Grandma's Rhubarb Pie

“E” is for Ethel, my special Grammy! 

 I wish I could remember if I had this pie with my Grandma, but I just can’t remember.  What I love about this food memory is all the fun conversations I have had with my grandma about this pie.  The way she describes the pie, how she makes the pie, and the happiness in her voice when she shares about her rhubarb pie!

Making this pie was easy, AND it so did not last long in our home.  My hubby, who has really never had rhubarb, was convinced he would dislike this recipe……INSTEAD ended up LOVING this recipe on his first bite!  Well it was from Grandma, so of course it had to be AWESOME, right?

Grandma's Rhubarb Pie

Grammy said she got the recipe from an old recipe book she got about 30 or 40 years ago.  The book was created by women at a church- local women sharing all their special recipes.  I love those old books, they have such meaning and heart on every page!

Yields 8

Rhubarb Pie

Sweet custard filling that is creamy, sweet AND delicious!

25 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 Tbsp salted butter
3 cups chopped rhubarb
2 unbaked pie shells


Preheat oven to 450 (or if you want to just put at 350 that is fine.)

Place uncooked pie shell on 9 inch pie pan, and cut excess off sides. Sit second pie shell aside.

In kitchenaid mixer, or using hand mixer, Blend sugar, eggs, flour, nutmeg, and butter. Beat until smooth.

Add rhubarb and mix batter together.

Pour batter into unbaked crust.

Using second pie shell, cover pie with crust design (optional.)

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, and then reduce heat and bake for 30 minutes or until done. (I baked my pie at 350 for the whole cooking process, and cooked it for about 45 minutes.)



I picked up my rhubarb at a farmers market, but didn't plan to make my pie right away. Grandma said it is okay to freeze rhubarb. I cut rhubarb in large chunks, and placed it in freezer safe bags. I thawed the rhubarb for the pie, and had to squeeze out the excess water, and diced up the rhubarb before placing in batter.


This recipe will change your mind on sweet treats, AND rhubarb both… will love them both after your first bite!  I am not one for making pretty designs on my pies or cakes.  Since this pie is filled with love from the creator of the recipe, to the maker of the recipe, I decided to show a little love!

Grandma's Rhubarb Pie

A Pie Filled With L-O-V-E!!!

What is your favorite food memory with your grandparents?

Do you like/love/or dislike rhubarb?


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  • Tutti Dolci
    My "Grammy" is the pie maker of the family as well. She makes a strawberry rhubarb pie that I just love so I know this pie is a winner! :)
  • Angie
    My husband loves rhubarb...and PIE! This is a perfect birthday 'cake' for him!
  • Hotly Spiced
    Old recipes seem to be the best. I love rhubarb and this looks like an incredible pie. I'm sure your grandmother would be so proud that you've so lovingly share her recipes xx
  • kitchenriffs
    Those old recipe books are great! Many of the recipes are just so-so, but there are always some gems in them. This pie recipe is one of them - really nice. Good stuff - thanks.
  • Como Water
    I HEART rhubarb! And am actually working on a recipe for a raw rhubard ginger pie! HUGS chica and here's to grandma's! (and nanas!) :D
  • Choc Chip Uru
    Your grandma is a genius my friend, this pie looks simply perfect :D Cheers CCU
  • I love Grammy's recipe! I think old fashioned recipes are great, especially the tried and true ones. They might be out of fashion but they are still delicious.
  • The Tolerant Vegan
    I love this post! It brings back wonderful memories with my granny :) And of course, the pie is GORGEOUS!
  • Laura Dembowski
    I love rhubarb and rhubarb pie. This looks awesome! Food memories are so nice. This pie seems like a great memory for you!
  • I am drooling at the sight of your rhubarb pie. I grew up picking rhubarb with my grandparents too Terra, so I can relate to the fond memories. We used to make jam or sweet tarts. The latter would be over in 10 mins. My family is big. ^.^ Thank you for sharing your sweet memories Terra!
  • Kate | Food Babbles
    Would you believe I've never had rhubarb pie? This one is just gorgeous! I need to make this. Love the "LOVE" on top ;)
  • foodwanderings
    Aww Terra what lovely memories you have of your grandmas. I was introduced to rhubarb in the US & I love sour notes but for the life of me I am not successful transforming it in my kitchen into something good. Thanks for your recipe and much needed inspiration.