Monday, July 27, 2015

Rhubarb Blueberry Custard Pie for Secret Recipe Club

Hello!  It is hard to believe the month of July is nearly over.  It just flew by.  That happens when you are as busy as we have been.  We've had my brother and his wife staying here from California along with their 5 year old grandson, Jack.  How much fun is that?!

Well, not enough fun for us, apparently so I also had my 13 year old grand nephew come and stay for 2 weeks as well.  And then his folks and sister came for a few days.  And my sister in law's sister came for a couple of days.  And we threw 2 huge parties and entertained or went out nearly every night.

Thank goodness for all my cooking clubs that filled me with inspiration for what I should serve during this crazy month.

One of the clubs that I can always count on, is the first that I joined, The Secret Recipe Club.  In this club you are each assigned a blogger and are given a month to sneak around in their blog, get to know them and choose a recipe from them that you would like to make.  Then we all meet back here on an appointed day (Our day is the 4th Monday of each month) and reveal who you were assigned and what you chose to make from their recipe files.  Interested in joining us?  You can find out all about it right here.


This month I was lucky enough to be assigned, Emily of Life on Food.  You should really run over and check out her amazing blog, she has tons and I mean TONS of great recipes.  She was born and raised in the midwest, went to college in Maine with a stint in France (lucky duck) and now is happily married and settled in Connecticut with frequent trips to Florida for Disney World.  Our daughter, Nicole, who is right around Emily's age is also a Disney World nut and she and her husband go at least once a year and often two or three times a year, 

We were invited over to Frank's sister's house for dinner so that they would get a chance to visit with Larry, Mary and Jack.  I was to bring dessert so when I went to Emily's blog I went right to the dessert section.  Lo and behold, the first dessert to show up was a rhubarb custard pie made with her grandmother's recipe.  I still had rhubarb available and am always looking for new recipes so my decision was extremely easy this month.

I made a couple of slight changes to Emily's recipe.  I added a little cream to the eggs for the custard, I grated a little fresh nutmeg into the custard mixture as well because I just love nutmeg with my custard.  When I filled up my deep dish pie pan with the rhubarb custard mixture, it didn't quite make it to the top.  I was out of rhubarb but I had a pint of blueberries in my refrigerator so I poured them into the custard/rhubarb mixture and the pie pan was filled.

Emily said that this pie is her father's favorite and I can see why.  It is absolutely delicious and a great way for you to use up some of that rhubarb that you have coming out of your ears garden or CSA.



Rhubarb/Blueberry Custard Pie
adapted from Life on Food

1 pie crust
4 c. rhubarb, chopped into 1/4" pieces
1 c. sugar
4 eggs
freshly grated nutmeg to taste (about 1/4 t)
1/3 c. half and half
1 pint blueberries

Line a deep dish pie pan with the crust.  Whisk together the eggs and cream.  Add the sugar and nutmeg and whisk until incorporated and sugar is dissolved.  Add the rhubarb and blueberries and stir to combine.  Pour into pie shell and bake in a preheated 350* oven for about an hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the pie removes cleanly.  Print Recipe

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Here is a look at what the others are revealing today.  YUM!!



28 comments:

  1. PIE! My favourite food group and especially with fruit too! This looks wonderful and is a FAB pick for SRC this month! Karen

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  2. Thanks Karen. It turned out wonderfully.

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  3. My Grandmother and mom for that matter would be so proud this recipe is getting passed around. Glad you enjoyed it! The blueberries sound great. Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. I enjoyed your blog very much and your grandma and mom should be very proud of this delicious recipe.

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  4. Mmmm, this pie looks wonderful! Perfect choice for the SRC this month. And what a fun, busy month it sounds like you've had!

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    1. Yes, it is nearly over Amy, one last dinner party tomorrow night and then silence for a while.

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  5. Sounds like you've been having a ton of fun! Great way to spend summer, with family and lots of activities going on...

    custard pie has a perfect sound to me! ;-)

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    1. I have been Sally and it is. Thanks.

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  6. That looks just lovely! What a great pick for reveal day today - sounds like you've been a busy, busy bee with lots of family and visits lately! :)

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    1. Yes, but it is nearly over now and I will be left wondering what to do with myself.

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  7. That pie is so yummy that I'm snagging the recipe! Have a great week, Wendy! And yes, July is already so GONE! Where did it go?

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    1. I only blinked Zip and poof it is nearly August. Enjoy the the pie.

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  8. I love rhubarb with strawberries, but I've never had it with blueberries. This pie sounds amazing!! Great pick this month :)

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    1. Thanks Melissa, it paired very well with the blueberries.

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  9. Wow, what a busy (but fun I hope!) couple of weeks!! That pie is simply stunning! Thank goodness for cooking clubs for great new ideas!

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    1. It has been fun, Karen. I thought it was going to be very quiet around here but last night my son flew home from VA where he is stationed in the Navy.

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  10. Rhubarb blueberry? Sounds amazing! I've never thought to pair those together. Great pick this month.

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    1. They worked extremely well together Christie. A great new flavor combo.

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  11. Great src pick!
    We love rhubarb and I
    can't wait to try this recipe~
    Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Lynn. Let me know.

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  12. Why am I not surprised you chose a rhubarb recipe? :) I like the addition of blueberries.

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    1. I know Lauren, are you sick to death of all the rhubarb recipes yet? This will be my last one at least until the Fall harvest LOL>

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  13. Ooo now that's one good looking pie!

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  14. This pie looks delicious! Perfect for summer. Love the addition of the blueberries. Great pick this month!

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