Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie or Tarts

Rhubarb was originally cultivated for its medicinal properties and was not used in European cooking until the late 18th century. The history of rhubarb is very complicated but simply put there are only two broad categories, medicinal and culinary.

Thought of by many as an old fashioned ‘vegetable’, it never has really fallen out of favor. In Germany, rhubarb season is from April until June. There are countless recipes using rhubarb as the German people are very passionate about eating produce they have grown themselves.

I have an inherited love of rhubarb — the way it tastes, its huge beautiful foliage, its hardiness, productiveness …….

RHUBARB SOUR CREAM PIE ¬†(German Rhabarber Sauerrahn Kuchen) has been in my pie ‘go to’ file forever. The combination of these two ingredients works magic. Just for something different, I decided to use the same recipe but make it into tarts today.

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Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie / Tarts
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Course Brunch, dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Course Brunch, dessert
Servings
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine oatmeal, brown sugar, margarine, flour & citrus zest. Cut in margarine until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon & nutmeg; beat in sour cream & egg. Gently fold in rhubarb. Pour into pastry shell. Sprinkle topping mixture over the filling.
  3. Bake at 400 F. for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 F. & bake for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack before slicing.
Recipe Notes
  • In order to obtain nice slices, refrigerate pie until cold then slice & heat a bit in the microwave if preferred.

2 thoughts on “Rhubarb Sour Cream Pie or Tarts”

  1. How long do you cook this recipe if using tart shells? The Rhubarb sour cream pie / tart recipe!

    1. Hi Lisa
      Bake 10 minutes at 400 F. then reduce heat to 350 F. & continue to bake for about 30 minutes or until the edges have puffed & the topping is golden. The center may still be slightly jiggly. Cool completely before slicing & serving.
      Hope you enjoy this recipe, its always been a favorite of mine.

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