Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Rhubarb Custard Dessert Recipe

May 18, 2012

Rhubarb Custard Dessert Recipe

I absolutely love old spiral bound cookbooks with tried and true recipes. My sister and I went to a few garage sales, a couple weeks ago, and I stumbled upon a whole box filled with old cookbooks. I couldn't believe they were only $1 a piece, so carefully looked through them, and picked three. Once I got home, I started looking through them and found a whole bunch of rhubarb recipes I've never seen before in this cookbook!

It's called "Home Sweet Home"-steaders Favorite Recipes from Lebanon Oregon. Notice the art on the cover says "Kissin' wears out... Cookin don't" Hehe ;) It looks like this cookbook was well loved before I got it. That means one thing, great recipes!

 I pulled a bag of rhubarb out of the freezer and decided to try this Rhubarb Custard Dessert.

It turned out so good!! I am a HUGE custard lover and this recipe is right up my alley. All of the ingredients are basic, so you probably won't even need to make a trip to the grocery store. It's also very simple to make. The crust tastes like sugar cookies and the tartness of the rhubarb goes perfectly with that. I hope you enjoy this dessert and keep an eye out for some more recipes from these great cookbooks!

Rhubarb Custard Dessert 

What you need:

1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt

3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups raw rhubarb

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the crust ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Pat crust mixture into a 9x13 pan. (It doesn't look like enough at first, but it will cover the bottom. Just keep patting.) Bake crust for 15 minutes.


  1. We love rhubarb at our house. Thank you for sharing this recipe. :)

  2. OMG I love rhubarb and my favorite thing w/ it is Rhubarb Custard Pie. Nobody makes it anymore. This is a great cousin to that! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

    1. Thanks so much for hosting Krista! I've never had rhubarb custard pie before, might have to try it sometime!

  3. Yum! Yum! Yum! Love that dish too!

  4. Hi Sheena,
    This looks like a delicious dessert! Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks so much for hosting! I love stopping by every week!

  5. I have yet to try rhubarb, but I keep seeing it everywhere and it sure looks yummy. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I normally don't really like rhubarb. I figured I'd try it again made this recipe. It is so good. It just melted in your mouth. So delicious thanks!

    1. You're so welcome, Heather! I'm so glad you liked it and thanks so much for letting me know! :)

    2. I did do one thing different I doubled the crust. I wanted to cover the sides of the pan.

    3. That's a great idea! I will have to try that next time!


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