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Grandma's Rhubarb Custard Pie

Bakers from different parts of the country share their blue ribbon winning pie recipes with Good Morning America.

GMA Recipes Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This classic pie recipe won Mary Lentz of Springfield, Ill., a blue ribbon at the Illinois State Fair.


  • Two-Crust Pastry
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 5 tablespoons cold water
  • Filling
  • 3 eggs, beaten slightly
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups pink rhubarb, cut-up
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Cooking Directions


    Measure flour and salt into bowl. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle in water. Continue to cut until dough is moistened. Divide dough in half. Roll out 1 top and 1 bottom crust.


    Mix together eggs and milk. Set aside. Microwave the rhubarb (fresh: 3 minutes, frozen: until soft). Add the rhubarb, sugar, flour and nutmeg. Mix both mixtures together and pour into prepared pastry. Dot with butter before putting on top crust.

    Seat top crust to bottom by moistening rim of bottom crust with water. Press crust together by pinching around the edge. Cut vent holes into the top crust. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 40 minutes.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: rhubarb, eggs, flour, sugar

    Course: Dessert

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