My Uncle Dick, who is my Dad's best friend and not related to me by blood, but, has always been and always will be my "Uncle" had a speccial request for me, and that was to make him a rhubarb pie to take to his family reunion. His Mom recently passed away in the spring and rhubarb pie was one of his Mom's favorites, one of her specialties and something that she made often when rhubarb was in season. He had rhubarb growing in his backyard and thought it would be a great idea to take a rhubarb pie to the reunion in honor of his Mom. I, of course, was honored and willing to take on the job of baking him and his family a pie. Uncle Dick picked and chopped up all the rhubarb for me and tried to find his Mom's recipe but he couldn't, he figured she probably didn't have an exact recipe and just made it from memory. I chose to make this Rhubarb Custard Pie that my Grandma and Uncle make. It turned out to be a big hit and his family raved about how good it was and wanted to know what was in it!
Rhubarb Pie: (From Amish and Mennonite Kitchens)
-3 cups diced rhubarb
-1 1/4 cups sugar
-1/4 tsp. salt
-2 Tbsp. water
-3 Tbsp. flour
-1 Tbsp. lemon juice
-1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
1. Place rhubarb in unbaked pie shell.
2. Combine remaining ingredients and stir to form a smooth paste.
3. Cover with crumbs made by mixing 3 Tbsp. flour, 3 Tbsp. sugar, and 2 Tbsp. butter.
4. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes; then at 325 degrees F for 30 more minutes.