Rhubarb is one of the most prolific, and when cooked right, tasty items we can have growing in permaculture in our gardens. For many years this has been a mainstay of our culture, called “pie-plant” by the Victorians, and now a favorite to pair with sweet strawberries.
After Mulberry, this is very much my Handy Hubby’s Favorite fruit to insert into anything. I have been quite happy this last year with the new Strawberry Rhubarb jam we made, and have decided to branch out a little this coming year and make rhubarb chutney (a type of relish) for hotdogs just for that amazing man.
But today, because I am in the middle of finishing up schooling the girls, and to bless the hearts of those like me almost too busy right now to properly throw together a pie, I decided to post my Impossibly Easy Blender Custard Pie—with the delicious addition on tangy rhubarb that adds an amazing depth to a simple pie.
Enjoy! Don’t forget to add the sprinkled Cinnamon on top right before you bake, because it adds a wonderful touch and aroma as this amazingly easy pie bakes. 🙂
Impossibly Easy Blender Custard Pie
2 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter/coconut oil
3/4 cup coconut
1 cup diced rhubarb (optional)
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
*top with cinnamon
Put eggs, butter and sugar into blender and blend on low for about 15 seconds,
Â add remaining ingredients and puree until very well mixed.
Pour into a greased 9″ pie pan.
(I actually made it in my largest pie pan as it makes extra,
but you can just make it into two pies if you want.)
Bake at 325* for 45 minutes after sprinkling the top of the pie with
cinnamon or nutmeg. This will make its own crust and is
one of the easiest pies I rely on during summer months.
There are so many different things you can do with this recipe that I had to share.
*We have had it cooled in the summer covered with whatever berries are available and ripe.
**We have added pumpkin in the fall for a pie that is custard-y and pumpkin-y all at the same time, without being similar to pumpkin pie at Christmas.
I hope that you enjoy this! It has been raining for two days here, dropping hail three different times last night, so I am praying for the garden and those tender plants, leaving them in the hands of the Lord. We have had 3 inches of rain in 24 hours and are slated to get another 2 inches today. As you can imagine things are beginning to really flood, and things to float. 🙂 Praying the sky clears even a little bit so I can get outside and get some carrots in. 🙂
Many Blessings to you and yours,