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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rhubarb Crumble Pie

When I was a newly wed, we had an 80+ year old neighbor who had a German accent. He would frequently tell me to help myself to produce from his garden--which I gladly and thankfully did! One spring, he asked me if I wanted some "pipe plant". I was confused, and did not know what he was talking about! Finally, I realized he was talking about rhubarb!--it used to be called "pie plant". Soooo, enjoy this recipe which has been shared with many and is on page 128 in my cookbook!

1 c. flour
¼ tsp. salt
1 c. quick oats
½ c. sugar
1/3 c. melted real butter

3 –4 c. diced rhubarb
½ c. sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
1 T. butter

Combine flour, salt, oats and sugar. Stir in butter and mix until crumbly. Pat half of the crumbs onto the sides and bottom of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Save remaining half for topping.
Arrange rhubarb on crust. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Dot with 1 T. butter. Sprinkle remaining topping over filling. Bake 350˚ 40 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.

Grandma used to set her hot baked pies on the windowsill to cool. her granddaughters set theirs on the windowsill to thaw!

1 comment:

West Bend Citizen Advocate said...

Wow! It has been a looooong time since I heard that expression! I grew up on the near north side of Milwaukee (40+ years ago). My Mom and Grandmother, and even our neighbors, called it "pie plant," too!