Crustless Rhubarb-Custard Pie Recipe

Crustless Rhubarb-Custard Pierhubarb pie
By Ferdzy, Seasonal Ontario Food blog post, Feb. 17, 2010

This is a bit like a pie, a bit like a clafouti. I always think custard goes really, really well with rhubarb – cuts the acidity a bit. However, this is also good with berries and if you have some in the freezer they will certainly work. They need to be thawed in advance though, and drained well so the juices don't dilute and discolour the custard.

8 servings
1 hour - 15 minutes prep time

3 cups chopped rhubarb OR mixed berries
1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar (1/3 cup if using berries)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup milk or buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 10" pie plate, and spread the chopped rhubarb over the bottom. If you are using frozen berries, they should be thawed slowly and drained first.
Put the remining ingredients in a blender or mixing bowl and blend or beat on high for 3 minutes. Pour the batter gently over the fruit.
Bake the pie for 40 to 45 minutes, until set in the middle. Let cool before serving.