No Crust Rhubarb Pie – Crustless Rhubarb Pie Recipe

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No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust. Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top.

Rhubarb is one of those special springtime ingredients that you can make into a variety of delicious desserts. It is an easy ingredient to use and if you enjoy a fruit*-filled dessert, then try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!

*Before we get any comments…we know rhubarb is technically a vegetable but it is used much like fruit in pies, cobblers and jams!

Rhubarb Pie without a crust is great when you don’t feel like fussing with making pie crust or if you forget to grab a pre-made pie crust at the store.

Plus, not only that, it’s so sweet, sticky and delicious, you might decide you prefer this crustless rhubarb pie version better than the regular kind.

Crustless Rhubarb Pie Recipe

I reached into my cookbook archives to one of my all-time favorite cook books from Imogene, Iowa. I’ve been cooking out of this cookbook for years, and I actually thought I’d pretty much made every recipe by now.

But then, I spotted this gem called No-Crust Rhubarb Pie.

Rhubarb is definitely on my mind since my Mom’s cousin dropped off a jackpot of beautiful rosy, red rhubarb. It was so much that Mom insisted I take some off her hands.

Rhubarb Lemon Pie

There’s a secret ingredient in this old fashioned rhubarb pie.

It’s one of those ingredients that gives a bright flavor, but you can’t really put your finger on what it is.

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie (no crust) has a simple batter over top that includes lemon extract. Plus, fresh lemon juice is squeezed right over top the pie before baking.

The acidic lemon balances all of the sugar in this crust-less rhubarb pie.

The cool thing is that you could omit the lemon extract and/or lemon juice, and this dessert will still be amazing. However, I highly recommend making it just as the recipe states.

Ingredient List for Rhubarb Pie without Crust

Rhubarb, chopped

Sugar

Margarine or butter, melted

Flour

Eggs

Vanilla extract

Lemon flavoring (or extract)

Lemon Juice

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How to Make a No Crust Rhubarb Pie

  1. Grease and flour a 9-inch pie plate. Preheat oven.
  2. Add chopped rhubarb in prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Make dough by mixing melted margarine, flour and sugar.
  4. Add eggs, vanilla extract and lemon flavoring.
  5. Spread over rhubarb.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice.
  7. Bake until lightly golden brown on top.

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for easy crust-less rhubarb pie, scroll to the recipe card the bottom of this post.

Notes about No Crust Rhubarb Pie

  • The sugar in the recipe is divided into to parts. 3/4 cup for the rhubarb bottom and 1 cup for the topping.
  • Lemon extract and lemon juice are optional but highly recommended.
  • The dough topping is a stiff, sticky dough.
  • Instead of a pie plate, a 9-inch round pan or 2 quart baking dish could be used.
  • Let this old fashioned rhubarb pie cool before serving to prevent it from falling apart.
  • Serve as is, or with ice cream or half and half.
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Types of Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie with One Crust Recipe

Classic Rhubarb Pie is a Rhubarb Pie with only one crust. Baking an open faced rhubarb pie makes a lovely display of pink and green rhubarb ready to wow your friends and family.

Grandma’s  Two Crust Rhubarb Pie

Grandma's Rhubarb Pie is rustic but so delicious.

Rhubarb Pie with Strawberry Jello

Rhubarb Pie with Strawberry Jello is an easy spring pie recipe.  The classic flavors of strawberry and rhubarb come together in this tasty pie with a special crumble topping.   

For a list of our favorite rhubarb recipes, check out our Grandma’s Best Rhubarb Recipes post.

No Crust Rhubarb Pie - Crustless Rhubarb Pie Recipe

No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie with the without the crust.  Instead, a n easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crustless rhubarb pie, fresh rhubarb pie, no crust rhubarb pie, old fashioned rhubarb pie, rhubarb pie without crust

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rhubarb, washed and diced
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar (divided)
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine, melted (or butter)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Spoon rhubarb into prepared pie plate. Sprinkle with sugar.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
  • Mix melted margarine, flour and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon extract to make a sticky dough.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
  • Spread over rhubarb in dish.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
  • Sprinkle top with fresh lemon juice.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!
  • Let cool a bit before serving to let it set up. Serve alone, with ice cream or top with half and half.
    No Crust Rhubarb Pie is everything you love about old fashioned rhubarb pie without the crust.  Instead, an easy sweet dough is spread over top. Try this yummy Crustless Rhubarb Pie recipe!

Notes

  • The sugar in the recipe is divided into to parts.  3/4 cup for the rhubarb bottom and 1 cup for the topping. 
  • Lemon extract and lemon juice are optional but highly recommended.  
  • The dough topping is a stiff, sticky dough. 
  • Instead of a pie plate, a 9-inch round pan of 2 quart baking dish could be used. 
  • Let the old fashioned rhubarb pie cool before serving to prevent it from falling apart.
  • Serve as is, or with ice cream or half and half. 
  • Love rhubarb? Try Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

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Grandma’s Rhubarb Desserts

Our grandma made all sorts of recipes using rhubarb since she always had a rhubarb plant out in the yard.

In her repertoire (and now ours) are rhubarb bars, breads, cakes, jams, and more.  Find all Grandma’s favorite rhubarb desserts in this post!

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